ABB expands digital performance monitoring system

ABB Turbocharging has launched its new Tekomar XPERT marine service for digital monitoring and management of propulsion efficiency and emissions reporting, upgrading its existing offering with new performance measurement capabilities.

The system comprises three modules covering the engine, hull and propeller, and emissions. The engine module is already in use by a range of shipping companies and currently optimises the performance of more than 8,000 engines in operation. The hull and propeller and the emissions modules have now been launched to further extend its capabilities.

The emissions module enables CII ratings and CO2 emissions to be forecasted, allowing for pre-validated emissions reporting in line with IMO and EU Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (MRV) requirements, while the hull and propeller module provides real-time insights into vessel performance in areas like de-fouling assessment.

An automated reporting function is available, based on electronic logbook data, creating an actual CII ranking and a simulation based on the key operating parameters of the vessel, as well as historic data.

Results of analyses from all the three modules are immediately available, and the system can be integrated to work with existing data collection applications without the need for additional hardware.

“Tekomar XPERT marine raises our digital offering to a new level by adding the hull and propeller, and emission modules to our engine room offering. These combined analytics deliver real customer value through enabling greater efficiencies,” said Cristian Corotto, Vice President Digital Customer Solutions, ABB Turbocharging.

“For example, fuel savings of up to 3 tons per day can be achieved by optimising performance of the engines alone, which translates to some 9 tons of CO2 emissions per day. Just as important is the system’s delivery of information needed to support decision-making related to the optimal timing of cleaning events, and the identification of the root cause of reduced propulsion efficiency. Essentially, with Tekomar XPERT marine customers are ready for the next level of data-driven decision making.” 

ABB notes that Tekomar XPERT marine functions across all engines regardless of make, type and age.

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