ABB Turbocharging has introduced a new remote digital engine performance diagnostics service, with a ‘continuous evaluation’ function that allows its software to use engine data gathered by edge computing services for real time analysis.
The new service expands the existing monitoring, reporting and advisory capabilities already offered under the ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT banner, which can run on any engine, regardless of type or age, the company says.
The remote continuous performance evaluation uses automated data gathering processes to deliver an instant comparison of an engine’s current performance with its digital twin, from which the software can deliver advice for optimising performance.
Edge computing allows the data to be processed before being transferred to the Cloud for storage, which is necessary for environments that may not always have a guaranteed internet connection, such as ships.
“Continuous evaluation allows for the Cloud-to-Cloud transfer of engine data from edge computing platforms to Tekomar XPERT,” said Pascal Reolon, Product Manager, ABB Turbocharging.
“The result will be faster access to more engine data from which to draw even quicker insights to optimise engine performance.”
ABB notes that vessels will need to install data collection and transmission hardware required by the edge computing platform provider to access the service, as well as subscribing to Tekomar XPERT.