ABB Turbocharging, today at the CIMAC Congress 2016 presented its first dedicated turbocharger, for marine auxiliary engine applications, in a development cooperation with IHI Corporation. Designed for ease of operation and service, it supports a condition-based maintenance concept.
The innovative Marine Auxiliary Power (MXP) turbocharger is a key part of the company's strategy to focus on increased value for engine builders and operators in the large engine industry through segment- and application-specific turbocharging offerings.
MXP has been designed for auxiliary engines with power output up to 2MW, operating under HFO conditions. In this dedicated product, the complexity of parts required in turbochargers with broader usage has been simplified for the specific operational requirements of this market. These include: ease of maintenance by the crew, based on condition, as well as optimized load response behavior, and improved efficiency at part load, which both contribute to fuel savings.
A simplified service approach was also a significant focus in product development as MXP allows for condition-based maintenance, optimizing operational costs. As a ‘user-friendly’ turbocharger, it enables easy and fast service preparation and simplicity of replacing parts. Self-service maintenance by the ship’s crew onboard additionally lowers costs while maximizing application availability and flexibility. This will be supported by a digital, interactive solution from ABB.
MXP maintains the reliable, robust quality of ABB turbochargers, whilst delivering the required auxiliary engine operation performance for vessels such as, bulkers, tankers and mid-sized container ships. In addressing emissions regulations, the new turbocharger enables IMO II compliance of the engine without the need for any additional measures.
Communiqué d'ABB, 7/6/16