MAN Turbocharger Judged an Entire Success

Press Release
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
'Jo Sequoia': Photo credit MAN

The very first MAN Diesel & Turbo TCA77 turbocharger installed aboard ‘Jo Sequoia’ nears 50,000 hours trouble-free operation.

The chemical tanker 'Jo Seuoia' is powered by a MAN B&W 7S50MC-C two-stroke engine, having been built about ten years ago for Bergen-based Jo Tankers.

During its construction, and with Jo Tankers already having chosen an MAN B&W 7S50MC-C engine as prime mover, MAN Diesel & Turbo approached Jo Tankers in regard to installing its then-new TCA77 turbocharger.


Despite passing comprehensive factory tests, the TCA77 remained unproven in the field at that time, but this did not daunt Jo Tankers. The UK Managing Director, John Sibbald, said: “I think it’s because we’re not frightened of new technology. However, I have to say, it’s been a success from the word go. We’ve had no break-downs at all. Basically, the turbocharger has proved itself.”


Over its working life, the TCA77 turbocharger has been regularly checked with a major service report compiled in January 2008 at 23,000 hours displaying only minor wear and tear. A recent review of the turbocharger’s maintenance paperwork revealed that changing the filters and checking the pipework were the typical comments over the past decade. In fact, the maintenance-friendly TCA77 design means that the turbocharger can be opened up so quickly that immobilising the ship for service frequently is minimal.


The Jo Sequoia is due to arrive in Singapore in January 2013 for its next major service when 50,000 operating hours and 10 years of running will officially be marked.

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Cenac Marine to Christen New Vessel, Donate Barge

A ceremony will be held July 29 at Cenac Marine Services headquarters in, Houma, La. To commemorate the christening of its newest vessel, M/V Quincey Cenac, as

Concordia Maritime Posts Q2 Profit

Facing a “gradually deteriorating market,” Sweden based tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime said it was able to post a profit in Q2 2016 based on high vessel

Brown Named Bureau Veritas Communications Director

Nick Brown has been appointed Bureau Veritas’ new Communications Director, Marine & Offshore Division, the classification society announced.    Brown will take up the post from November 2,

Marine Power

Insights: Kunkel Weighs in on Propulsion Technology

LNG? Methanol as fuel? Hybrid systems? Tier 4? Reducing noise? Cutting emissions without crushing fuel economy? Marine News readers have questions and Bob Kunkel has answers.

A Sea Change in Waterjet Technology

Longtime waterjet propulsion equipment provider NAMJet introduces key advancements for the workboat sector. Back in 2011, when boat builder Birdon went looking

ATB Design Comes of Age

The emerging trend of marrying the design of an articulated tug and barge (ATB) to a particular propulsion system to maximize efficiencies of that system has, of late,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1005 sec (10 req/sec)