ABB to provide engine data analysis as standard

ABB is adding new digital analytics features to its turbochargers, to provide vessel operators with improved performance visibility to support optimisation, fuel savings and CO2 emission reductions.

The new Turbo Insights feature offers information based on operational data received from the vessel, at no additional cost and without the need for additional hardware on board. The technology will be a standard feature on all two-stroke engine A100-L and A200-L turbochargers going forward.

The system also provides remote access to turbocharger operations, via an online customer portal, allowing office personnel to view engine health status and total optimisation. Operating performance can be recorded and analysed from running hour zero, establishing a benchmark to assess the turbocharger’s performance as running hours accumulate throughout its entire lifecycle.

“Traditionally, the turbocharger and engine have been seen as a black box where ship owners and operators do not have full visibility to their performance. With Turbo Insights we are now able to provide performance insights in a transparent data-driven way,” said Alexandros Karamitsos, Head of Global Sales Low-Speed Turbochargers, ABB.

“Presented as simple visual indicators, ship owners and operators can now easily see how well their turbochargers are performing, and if everything is operating as it should. This can be particularly handy for newbuildings starting from sea trial and during the warranty period of the vessel.”

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