Using ABB Preventive Maintenance can lead to a 202% return on investment (ROI), according to results released from a new ABB study.
ABB has acquired the turbocharging service activities of ABCO Industries, located in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Following a recent announcement centering on diesel engines, a leading gas engine builder has now reported the results of its joint development program with ABB Turbocharging for the application of two stage turbocharging on 4-stroke engines.
In an extension of their existing cooperation in the development of 2-stage turbocharged medium speed diesel engines, Wärtsilä and ABB Turbo Systems intend to cooperate with a third partner, after-treatment specialist Hug Engineering, based in Elsau, Switzerland.
Under the designation VCM Valve Control Management, ABB Turbocharging and engine component specialist INA Schaeffler KG are developing an advanced variable valve train system.
ABB Turbocharging of Switzerland has introduced new turbine blades for engines burning lower qualities of HFO and with especially heavy duty operating profiles. The axial turbine blades feature hard-faced tips to counter accelerated circumferential wear.
Under the designation Valve Control Management (VCM), ABB Turbocharging and engine component specialist INA Schaeffler KG in Germany are developing an advanced variable valve train system. We first announced this joint venture in our web site news in November 2009, now ABB has officially announced that a prototype of the new VCM system is currently undergoing rigorous testing. Early results confirm its potential for highly flexible timing on four-stroke diesel and gas engines.
Following a recent announcement centering on diesel engines, gas engine specialist GE has now reported the results of its joint development program with ABB Turbocharging for the application of two stage turbocharging on 4-stroke engines.
Wärtsilä and ABB Turbo Systems are co-operating in a joint development programme for a new and groundbreaking application of two-stage turbocharging on large diesel engines.
Wärtsilä two-stroke engines have been chosen for eight Chinese bulk carriers. The order was placed by Beijing-based Minsheng Financial Leasing; Wärtsilä's Chinese licensee, Hefei Rong'An Power Machinery (Rong'An), a member of the Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group (RSHI), will build the engines.
Latest developments at ABB Turbocharging primarily centre around measures to ensure that engines are capable of meeting forthcoming emissions limits, whether by in-engine or external methods, or by use of alternative fuels.
ABB Turbocharging has reported two milestones with its A100 turbocharger family, concerning the high pressure ratio efficiency and the ability to operate at dual ratings without modification.
Advances in turbocharger design allow smaller frame sizes, energy savings, higher efficiency, reduced emissions and cost savings, writes David Tinsley
ABB Turbo Systems of Switzerland says that it has played a key role in bringing the benefits of Wärtsilä’s RT-flex technology to two-stroke engine installation onboard smaller ships.
Swiss automation specialist, ABB, has launched a new range of software applications that will help ocean vessels reduce their fuel consumption by up to 20% and it has secured a new order from STX Finland.
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