New fuel adaptions to turbochargers will include layout and material changes

A185-L Container Vessel MSC Oscar (4)

Source: Accelleron

At CIMAC 2023, Raphael Ryser, R&D principal engineer at Accelleron, discussed what changes customers can expect to be made to turbochargers for large engines operating on new fuels.

Together with researchers Hervé Martin, head of advanced technology development, and Dirk Bergmann, chief technology officer, Marcel Joho and Peter Sälzle, he highlighted that there are two areas to consider: the matching of the turbocharger and its components to the requirements of the engine and the compatibility of the currently used engineering materials with the fuel and its combustion products.

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