First ABB digital application for MXP turbocharger self-service maintenance

2016-09-07 - Digital application enables crew onboard maintenance during sailing.

The first digital application for condition-based maintenance of an ABB turbocharger has been developed for the new marine auxiliary turbocharger, MXPTM. Presented to the global marine industry at SMM 2016 in Hamburg, the MXP app is the first time ABB Turbocharging has developed a solution fully enabling ‘self-service’ by the ship’s crew based on condition. It represents the next phase in launching MXP which will be commercially available in 2017.

The application designed for web and mobile devices gives vessel owners and operators the flexibility to set cleaning and inspection intervals to suit their service requirements, maximizing uptime. At pre-set intervals, the app provides notifications for the turbocharger components’ condition to be assessed. The crew measures the condition of each component against guidelines in the app which provides a recommendation for replacement of parts. This includes cleaning inspection of turbine casing, nozzle ring, and air filter silencer. It also allows performance inspection of the turbine shaft, and compressor wheel, and maintenance inspection of the turbine shaft, radial bearing, axial bearing, sealing ring, bearing casing, nozzle ring, and air filter silencer.

The app also offers tutorials, and animated guides to support maintenance engineers in disassembling, and assembling the MXP turbocharger to complete these tasks for continued safe and reliable operations. It will be available for web browsers, as well as iOS and Android to be used whilst on-board in engine rooms. Usable offline and online, it also allows the sending of order requests for the required spare parts when connected to the Internet.

Roland Schwarz, Head of Marine Auxiliary Product Group, ABB Turbocharging said:
“For the first time with this solution, we will give customers complete independence for turbocharger maintenance. This is possible due to development of the app alongside the service-led design of the MXP which enables condition-based maintenance for more flexibility in service scheduling. It is backed-up by ABB maintenance guidelines within the app, and our extensive network of service stations available to all customers as required.

“Presenting the MXP app at SMM allows customers to share feedback so that we can further tailor it to their needs ahead of commercial product release in 2017. Supporting our customers in maintenance execution for marine auxiliary engines, this is our first digital service solution. Our future ambition is to move towards data-based and predictive maintenance offerings.”

The MXP turbocharger was first introduced to the industry in June 2016 at the CIMAC Congress in Helsinki, Finland.

Notes for editors:
For more information about the MXP turbocharger visit: http://new.abb.com/turbocharging/turbochargers/mxp

ABB Turbocharging at SMM:
http://new.abb.com/turbocharging/abb-turbocharging-at-smm-2016

About ABB Turbocharging

ABB Turbocharging www.abb.com/turbocharging is at the helm of the global industry in the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines. Our leading-edge technology and innovation enables our customers to perform better and produce fewer emissions, even in the toughest terrains. Approximately 200,000 ABB turbochargers are in operation across the globe on ships, power stations, gen-sets, diesel 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 anytime, anywhere.


ABB Group

ABB (abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.

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