ABB AbilityTM extended with digital turbocharging solutions for marine
Growing the ABB Ability portfolio, ABB Turbocharging launches at Marintec 2017 in Shanghai its first digital turbocharging solutions for enhanced performance, perational flexibility and lower operating costs for marine customers. These solutions will further harness the power of digitalization through connection to the vessel optimization system and ABB’s Collaborative Operations Centers for the marine sector. This combines the collective expertise of ABB in marine propulsion, optimization, advisory, and turbocharging, with digital connectivity.
Tekomar XPERT for engine performance analysis
Bringing marine customers actionable insights to improve their engine performance, ABB has acquired Tekomar XEPERT, a performance analysis and advisory software solution. Tekomar XPERT brings fuel savings across entire fleets through analysis of actual operation and performance data compared to sea trial and test data, identifying low performance on any engine at any load and providing recommendations for action. Available for all marine customers and currently in operation on over 1,000 vessels, Tekomar XPERT is targeted at two-stroke and auxiliary engines enabling increased efficiency of reporting and better collaboration for improved engine condition and maintenance.
ABB Ability Digital SIKO for uncompromised reliability at optimized costs
ABB has extended its SIKO concept (Sicherheitskonzept/safety concept) through the power of digitalization, bringing to market ABB Ability Digital SIKO for uncompromised turbocharger reliability. Slow-steaming, now the standard in the merchant marine industry, brings changes in vessel operations. Based on the time-proven SIKO calculations for exchange intervals, Digital SIKO, first available for two-stroke applications, incorporates data from individual turbocharger operation. Depending on turbocharger utilization, an individual turbocharger assessment leads to an updated recommended exchange interval and might allow for extended turbocharger operation – resulting in optimized maintenance costs. Under Digital SIKO, extended parts are guaranteed from ‘dry-dock to dry-dock’, and the updated recommended exchange intervals from ABB as the turbocharger OEM supports operators’ compliance requirements, enabling further cost management potential across entire fleets.