Swiss-Swedish technology firm ABB on Thursday (16 September) said the company will be installing its state-of-the-art engine diagnostics software ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT on 12 bulk carriers operated by Shanghai Ming Wah Shipping Co.
The fleetwide deployment came after a successful trial on two ships in 2019, said ABB.
Under the first order for four ships, ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT helped Shanghai Ming Wah save 0.62 metric tonnes of fuel per day on each of the ships.
The lower fuel consumption will lead to a dramatic improvement in environmental impact, reducing fleetwide CO2 emissions by approximately 1,930 metric tonnes a year for the company.
“With changing market conditions, Shanghai Ming Wah is embracing digital technologies while improving management efficiency, which will enable us to retain our full strength and market competitiveness,” said Chen Qiuhua, General Manager, Shanghai Ming Wah Ship Management Center/
“ABB’s digital solution helps our fleet optimize operations while creating a better experience for our customers.”
The ABB Ability solution analyzes turbocharger and engine performance to provide pre-emptive warnings and recommendations to improve operation.
Key engine indicators are provided via intuitive dashboards, allowing the crew to monitor, optimize and benchmark engine performance while preventing engine problems, explained ABB.
In one notable example, the solution detected an unusual high cylinder pressure in one engine which increases the mechanical load on cylinder components and could have led to operational hazards.
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Published: 17 September, 2020
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