ABB Marine is the leading manufacturer of electric power and propulsion systems. ABB Turbocharging manufactures and services ABB turbochargers for an extensive range of 2-stroke and 4-stroke diesel and gas applications. Let ABB provide a solution for your power, propulsion and turbocharging needs.
One of the key issues in achieving reliable and safe operation is ensuring that the turbocharger rotor assembly is properly balanced. All ABB service stations have state of the art computerized balancing facilities. All rotors are balanced to official factory approved tolerances and come with a unique balancing certificate. Additionally, Classification certification can be arranged.
An ABB Turbocharging Service Station is always close by, wherever you may be and whenever you may need us. Our highly qualified, experienced engineers work at 100+ ABB-owned Service Stations in 50+ countries worldwide, 24/7.
We know everything about every one of the 200,000 ABB turbochargers in operation, and our stock availability is better than 98%, even for the very oldest ABB models. So with ABB's Turbocharging Service Network, you'll get the proactive support that you need so that your investment will perform to its original specification for its entire lifetime.
Whether you are looking for new complete turbocharger units or an ABB retro-fit for your existing unit ABB Turbocharing can help you make the right decition for your aplication.
Valve Control Management, or VCMÂ®, is an electro-hydraulic, cam-supported variable valve train system for four-stroke engines. VCM responds adaptively to change the valve timing so that an engine always receives an ideal amount of air at any load, speed or both.
Conventional mechanical valve train systems are designed for a particular engine load and so never fully leverage the engineâ€™s full potential. VCM, on the other hand, helps an engine to manage air more adaptively so that an engine can perform as effectively as possible at different speeds, loads and environments.
VCM can take a turbocharged engine from idling to full load in half the usual time â€“ in some cases even more quickly. VCM increases engine efficiency, particularly with gas engines on baseload applications. VCM offers new options for higher-performance engines that need either a wide range of operation or a fast load response, such as on tugboats, off-highway trucks, gas compressors and emergency power generators.
CPEX is part of ABB's reconditioning program for TPS shafts and bearing casings as well as for VTR and TPL blades, bearings and pumps.
CPEX offers ABB service customers a globally standardized range of high-quality reconditioned parts. CPEX enables you to minimize engine downtime by offering the possibility of exchanging your ABB turbocharger parts for original ABB reconditioned parts. You benefit from faster service, proven OEM quality and a global standard parts warranty.
Bearings and pumps have a recommended operating life and reconditioning has been introduced to give a cost effective solution. To maintain the accuracy of the reconditioning system, all work is performed in a climatically controlled facility, for assembly and testing. With genuine bearings (pumps) and reconditioning in accordance with factory procedures, gives the operator piece of mind.
Worn and damaged turbine blades increase the operating costs in any application. Using a proven remanufacturing process with ABS certified welders, old blades can be returned to original design specifications. All work is fully inspected, covered by warranty and a cost effective repair solution.
ABB's Onboard DC Grid represents a breakthrough for the maritime industry in optimized propulsion by distributing power through a single DC circuit providing significant power savings while also improving the safety and redundancy compared with traditional AC systems.
By distributing electricity in DC, the Onboard DC Grid system allows engines to be operated at different speeds. As a result, the fuel consumption and emissions are reduced significantly in comparison with traditional propulsion systems. The system also allows for improved dynamic response of the engines.
The Onboard DC Grid also facilitates use of batteries and other energy storage devices which further improve the energy efficiency and reduction of emissions.
Offshoreâ€™s platform supply vessel â€śDina Star,â€ť identified fuel consumption reduction of up to 27 percent. These are the first documented results from a vessel outfitted with ABBâ€™s Onboard DC Grid, which allows engines to run at variable speeds for top fuel efficiency at each load level. During dynamic positioning operations during challenging weather conditions the tests identifying fuel savings of 14 percent.
The first AzipodÂ® installation onboard was commissioned in 1990. By August 2010, the Azipod concept has been selected for more than 100 vessels and the milestone of 5.7 million cumulated operating machinery hours has been reached.
Azipod propulsion is available for power ratings of up to 21 MW, depending on product platform and the design variables of the project.
Some benefits of Azipod propulsion over shaft line propulsion, including improved safety and redundancy, improved fuel efficiency and reduced life cycle cost and easier general arrangement and more payload.
According to the experience from the first cruise vessels with AzipodÂ® propulsion the Carnival Elation, savings up to 40 tons of fuel per week where achieved when compared to her sister vessels with conventional electric shaft line propulsion. A typical value of 10% can be used when estimating the fuel efficiency benefit of a cruise ship with AzipodÂ® propulsion compared to a shaft line concept.
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