MAN Energy Solutions has unveiled its new TCT turbocharger series, providing efficiency levels of up to 80 per cent on its two-stage turbocharging solution.
The TCT is aimed at low-speed engines and is suitable for two-stage turbocharging on four-stroke engines. The turbochargers are compatible with conventional fuel and dual-fuel engines in both marine and power applications ranging from 6 MW up to 24 MW output per turbocharger.
The company reports that a key focus during the design phase was a reduction in manufacturing and operating costs while maintaining compliance with thermodynamic requirements.
Ralph Klaunig, vice president, head of turbocharger sales, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “We anticipate a positive market reception for the TCT series, which is a combination of new and proven design features specifically optimised for IMO Tier III engines. We’ve targeted a smaller, lighter design with a superior charging-efficiency, and a high air-pressure in this new generation. As our guests have just seen, the TCT concept is so service-friendly that even a pair of managers can take a unit apart.”
The TCT series has been introduced to accompany and eventually replace the TCA generation whose design has been continuously updated since its introduction 15 years ago. MAN Energy currently offering the TCT40 and TCT60 types, but expects the other TCT sizes to be available by 2020 and 2021.
MAN Energy Solutions states that the TCT40 was already sold to two customers and is currently undergoing its first field test, while the TCT60 will be delivered to its first customer in mid 2020.
Alexander Schäfer, vice president, after-sales, commented: “MAN TCT turbochargers are high-performance solutions that are built upon an unparalled foundation of proven technology. We have already signed agreements with some very prominent customers for two-stage turbocharging solutions, testament to the strength of the TCT concept.”