APRIL 27, 2016 — Bannewitz, Germany, based turbocharger manufacturer KBB is to present its latest innovative solutions at CIMAC 2016
With the focus in the marine market more and more on efficiency and emissions reduction rather than outright power production, KBB is responding to these ongoing challenges for engine owners and managers by improving performance, and reducing life cycle costs.
The company has been continually developing several projects, such as single-stage high-pressure turbocharging, two-stage turbocharging as well as various exhaust-gas recirculation (EGR) concepts.
KBB's ST27 – series achieves pressure ratios of up to 5.5:1, and while cost and simplicity are keywords that define the technology of single stage turbocharging, higher charging pressures are key to meeting both performance and emissions reduction criteria on current engines. This is particularly relevant for dual fuel engines, and diesel engines fitted with exhaust-gas after-treatment or EGR, which can help to comply with IMO Tier III regulations.
2014 saw the launch of a series of engines with the "Knowledge to Boost"(K2B) two-stage turbocharging system from KBB. With intermediate cooling they provide the possibility of turbocharging diesel, heavy fuel oil and gas engines with an engine output up to 5 MW. Pressure ratios of 10:1 may be possible when combining both LP and HP turbocharging.
"As a world class manufacturer of high performance turbochargers, KBB is proud to present the latest innovations at the CIMAC congress 2016 in Helsinki," says Dr. Roman Drozdowski, KBB Managing Director. "For many years KBB has used this professional forum to discuss cutting edge research and development topics with our partners."
Kompressorenbau Bannewitz GmbH (KBB) manufactures turbochargers with axial and radial turbines for medium and high-speed diesel and gas engines used within marine applications, generator stations and diesel locomotives.
Since 1953 KBB has developed seven generations of exhaust gas turbochargers and is currently working on the eigthth series K2B for two stage turbocharging.
KBB has an established network of 45 certified service centers across the globe able to carry out all service related matters using original parts.
"Knowledge to Boost" (K2B) two-stage turbocharging system