Tekomar XPERT delivers smarter performance for marine customers with intuitive upgrade
ABB says fleet operators can save time and money by choosing its Tekomar XPERT, with the performance evaluation software upgraded to offer faster access to data that enables enhanced fleet performance.
By evaluating deviations and quantifying potential fuel oil savings, ABB’s Tekomar XPERT offers an excellent value proposition, delivering accurate advice that mitigates high fuel costs and reduces the environmental footprint. The upgrade of the sustainable propulsion performance monitoring solution, already used by over 1,000 ships, includes a dynamic new interface with essential information in an intuitive display.
Beat Güttinger, Head of Tekomar for ABB Turbocharging, shared, “With this new upgrade, Tekomar XPERT offers marine customers an instant overview of their entire fleet. Whether an operator oversees five ships or many more across an international fleet, the benefits are evident. Customers can quickly pinpoint vital data, such as vessel reporting activity and savings potential, and select criteria includ-ing engine and ship type to filter results. This saves time and money by making it faster and more convenient for customers to identify and analyze essential data for optimal performance monitoring.”
XPERT analyzes the performance of any two-stroke diesel main engine, any auxiliary engine and any turbocharger for whatever configuration is found on a vessel. Advanced diagnostics, combined with intelligence, allow ship operators to immediately focus on fixing potential problems, rather than ini-tially spending many hours analyzing them.
The upgrade enhances the overall service offering, with popular existing features kept for consistency and complemented by user-focused improvements. Connectivity is a key benefit, with a fleet manager able to overlook crew to respond immediately based on smart insights. The software also provides a platform for engine licensors and builders to cooperate.
“This upgrade of Tekomar XPERT supports a new level of quality control,” said Mr Güttinger.
“With the new overview screen, a fleet operator can instantly get a sense of priority actions required across a fleet and sub-fleets, 24/7.”
ABB Turbocharging will be showcasing the upgraded digital solution from 4-8 June at Posidonia 2018, an international shipping exhibition in Athens, Greece.
Tekomar XPERT was incorporated into ABB’s comprehensive digital portfolio in 2017, with the rapid development of XPERT reflecting ABB Turbocharging’s ongoing commitment to innovation, technolo-gy and continuous improvement.
Extending the ABB Group offering in digitalization, the performance monitoring of ship propulsion,
including turbochargers, falls under the ABB AbilityTM umbrella. ABB AbilityTM is ABB’s unified, cross-industry digital offering with devices, systems, solutions, services and a platform, which enables cus-tomers to increase productivity and lower costs.
Looking ahead, XPERT will be further integrated, enabling ship management companies to know more about vessel operations and achieve more from their fleets for better business performance.
ABB Turbocharging is at the helm of the global industry in the manu-facture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines. Our innova-tive leading-edge technology enables our customers to increase their performance; producing lower emissions, and improving fuel consumption even in the toughest environments. Approximately 200,000 ABB turbochargers are in operation across the globe on ships, power stations, gen-sets, die-sel locomotives and large, off-highway vehicles. We have over 100 Service Stations in more than 50 countries globally and a wide service portfolio that guarantees Original Parts and Original Service any-time, anywhere.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished prod-ucts. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.