Marine Link
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Turbocharger Cut-off System

July 21, 2009

To meet the growing demand for running large container vessels on varying loads, MAN Diesel has developed a turbocharger cut-out system that improves main-engine performance during low-load operation.

MAN Diesel’s Turbocharger Cut-Out System lowers main-engine fuel-oil consumption and improves performance during low-load operation. The system includes two, pneumatically operated cut-out valves placed at the turbine inlet and compressor outlet.

Installation of the Turbocharger Cut-out system requires little time and MAN Diesel PrimeServ reports that with the right planning, off-hire can be avoided. Installation during voyages can be carried out by a MAN PrimeServ installation team.

On engines with three turbochargers, one turbocharger cut-out enables operation at loads from 20% to 66% MCR, delivering:
•    an expected SFOC reduction of 5g/kWh and a 0.25 bar increase in scavenge-air pressure at 25% power
•    an expected SFOC reduction of 3g/kWh and a 0.52 bar increase in scavenge air pressure at 50% power
•    turbine-out temperature drops of up to 30 degrees.

Engines with four turbochargers and one turbocharger cut-out enables operation at loads from 20% to 74% MCR, delivering:
•    an SFOC reduction of 6g/kWh per 0.15 bar increase in scavenge-air pressure at 25% power
•    an SFOC reduction of 5g/kWh per 0.41 bar increase in scavenge-air pressure at 50% power
•    turbine-out temperature drop of up to 50 degrees

For engines with less than three turbochargers, MAN Diesel PrimeServ recommends a solution with variable turbine inlets.



Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Sep 2016 - Maritime & Ship Security

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News