Engine upgrades

One of typical characteristics of ABC is that it continues to focus on research and development. The company is constantly working on optimizing and modernizing its engines. Customers who have purchased an ABC engine in the past, can make use of engine upgrades. These improvements may relate to engine efficiency, fuel consumption, emissions, use of alternative fuels and monitoring.

Engine Upgrade

Engine efficiency
Existing customers wanting to further increase the efficiency of their engine(s), can go to ABC for checking and mapping the fuel and oil consumption. By analysing the usage profile (eg. turbo adjustment at part load, reduction engine speed, ...) of the engine, important gains can be realized.

Fuel consumption
Installing fuel flow meters allows you to closely monitor your fuel consumption. They record your real consumption, allowing you to view the history of your fuel consumption and, if necessary, adjust the usage profile. This also ensures that the operator understand their responsibilities. By using our fuel flow meters, it is also possible to detect wear of injection material at an early stage. Additional gains can also be achieved by further optimization of the engine speed/load ratio. Monitoring consumption is just one example, but there are more.

Increasingly stringent emission regulations are creating challenges. For old(er) ABC engines, we offer a wide range of possibilities and techniques (including catalysts, urea injection, water emulsion, diesel particulate filter, ...) so that you always meet the strictest environmental requirements. By opting for an ABC after-treatment system, emissions can be reduced to a minimum.

Alternative fuels
ABC attaches great importance to fuel diversity meaning the ABC engines can run on alternative fuels (HFO, CNG, LNG, methanol, biofuels, ...). In addition to diesel and gas oil (GO), medium-speed engines are ideal for using alternative fuels. The reason lies in the fact that common rail technology is often used in high-speed engines whereas ABC medium-speed engines typically have mechanical injection. With medium-speed engines, the combustion time is greater because of the lower rotational speed, which gives the possibility to burn more difficult fuels - such as HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil), biofuels and vegetable oils – compared to distilled fuels such as ULSD, … This also means that medium-speed engines consume less than high-speed counterparts.
ABC has a lot of knowledge and expertise for the conversion of existing ABC engines.

You are also at the right address for an upgrade or extension of the engine monitoring system. For example, the engine monitoring system can be equipped with a remote monitoring system allowing you to monitor your engine fleet in an efficient manner. In addition, many extensive automation options are available that maintain connectivity with other systems. Finally, it is possible to opt for extensive data recording of alarms, temperatures, pressures, …

For more information about ABC’s engine upgrades, call +32 9 267 00 00 or fill in our contact form.