ABB raises turbocharging efficiency by 2%

ABB Turbocharging has increased turbocharging efficiency by 2%, saving up to USD 35,000 on fuel per vessel per year, depending on fuel price and load profile.

The additional turbocharger efficiency increase of 2% raises the industry benchmark for low-speed turbocharging efficiency.

A Hyundai testbed in Korea was used to carry out the testing. Three ABB latest generation A180-L turbochargers were fitted to a MAN Diesel & Turbo 8G95ME-C9.5 engine and measurements were taken using state-of-the-art wireless measuring equipment.

The 2% efficiency increase was verified by MAN Diesel & Turbo.

According to ABB, the increased efficiency of turbocharging and lower fuel consumption will have a direct positive impact on the overall total cost of ownership for application operators.

“The result of the measurement on an actual engine is a confirmation of our promise and commitment to continue to push for highest efficiencies and value

for our customers. Promised, delivered and proven” says Arie Smits, Senior General Manager, Product Group Low-Speed at ABB Turbocharging.