ABB's New Turbocharger: 'A Quantum Technology Leap'

Press Release
Thursday, January 31, 2013

ABB Turbocharging unveil its new A200-L generation of single-stage turbochargers for low-speed two-stroke engines.

The A200-L’s compressor stage has been optimized to enable significantly more additional volume flow. In comparison to previous models, the A200-L has up to 30% additional volume flow, which to date is fully the equivalent to one size smaller in a series of turbochargers. According to ABB this increase represents a quantum leap never before seen in the turbocharging industry.

“Our latest technical findings from development are very promising,” said David Ruch, who has been heading up the technological development of the A200-L, “This model represents a real departure from the past model because it’s allowing us to ensure greater volume flow without making the concessions on efficiency that we used to have to make.”

In effect, the power density of the turbocharger compared to other models is significantly higher. The turbocharger is often one of the heavier components to service on a ship, so the A200-L’s lighter design also makes it much easier to maintain.

The benefits of the A200-L’s additional volume flow are manifold. First, the A200-L’s compacter frame makes it possible to use a smaller turbocharger on a wide range of two-stroke engines. For customers that translates into lower weight and more space, which in turn have a positive impact on the bottom line in the form of lower service costs, a lower first cost and a lower total cost of ownership. And since less material is used to make the A200-L, the impact to the environment is also reduced.

“The savings in service costs alone amount to at least 25% in many models, and in some cases even more,” says Arie Smits, Senior General Manager Global Turbocharging Projects.

The company has already sold its first commissions and is currently in production. The first turbochargers will be tested on engines at the beginning of May, prospectively.

 

 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

ClassNK Approves Niigata Dual-fuel Engine Design

Classification society ClassNK has granted approval to the design of the new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine developed by Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd. The new engine

Subsea Defense & the Changing Paradigm of Submarine Programs

Technology and dynamic mission profiles have driven change in the defense industry, Hydro Group Plc Managing Director Doug Whyte, explores the changing paradigm of submarine programs,

From Security to Efficiency Modern Vessel Tracking

More so than many other fields of business, the maritime industry is focused on cost, which in turn gives the appearance of being conservative towards technology.

Marine Power

ClassNK Approves Niigata Dual-fuel Engine Design

Classification society ClassNK has granted approval to the design of the new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine developed by Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd. The new engine

Karl Senner Inks Distribution Deal with Electronic Power Design

Karl Senner, LLC (KS) has reached a new strategic representation agreement with Electronic Power Design (EPD). Karl Senner, LLC now represents EPD in the United States marine and offshore Markets.

Seacor Takes Delivery of 10,800 HP Crewboat

Seacor Marine is building ever larger and more powerful mono-hull crew/supply boats. The first of these to be delivered is the 202x34-foot Alex F. McCall with some very impressive statistics.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.0964 sec (10 req/sec)