Maximising plant efficiency is critical to stay competitive in energy-production markets. Wärtsilä and ABB have jointly developed a performance upgrade package for W18V46 power plant installations equipped with TPL76C turbochargers that enables power plant operators to take advantage of earlier Miller inlet valve timing combined with the latest in turbocharger technology.
The upgrade reduces specific fuel oil consumption (SFOC), improves reliability, and reduces both OPEX costs and emissions. It also reduces maintenance costs by extending the overhaul interval of the turbocharger’s rotating parts to 75,000 running hours as well as resets the maintenance interval of the camshafts. The package is offered as a complete turnkey project including engine modification, replacement of the turbocharger cartridge with a new TPL76-C8X cartridge, and all needed performance and smoke measurements.