ABB Turbocharging will install ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT across GESCO’s fleet of 46 tankers and bulk carriers Photo: ABB
The Great Eastern Shipping Company (GESCO) is to install ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT engine performance monitoring and diagnostic software across its fleet of 46 tankers and bulk carriers, following a successful trial on two vessels.
The system will allow onboard analysis of engine performance across GESCO’s fleet, providing instant diagnostics and optimisation recommendations. The tool will also simplify the task of GESCO’s performance management department, which analyses engine data from all vessels and compiles regulatory submissions for carbon emissions.
“Our fleet has been growing and we wanted monitoring software that could help to analyse engine performance and guide us to better-running engines,” said Anjan Kumar Sahu, head of technical, GESCO. “After several meetings with ABB we installed Tekomar XPERT on two vessels. The feedback from our superintendents was that the software identified engine issues and potential future issues.”
Tekomar XPERT helps to cut the cost and time needed to identify the cause of engine problems, Mr Sahu added. Engine makers often require further data at specified loads to isolate the cause of an engine problem, leading to delay in resolving issues. Tekomar XPERT can identify root causes of engine performance deviations automatically during normal operation, minimising delay and enabling rapid corrective action.