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Brochure Motors and generators for marine industry Reliability and energy efficiency at sea
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Motors and generators for marine industry
Reliability and energy efficiency at sea
Brochure Motors and generators for marine industry Reliability and energy efficiency at sea
Brochure Motors and generators for marine industry Reliability and energy efficiency at sea
We provide motors and generators, services and expertise to save energy and improve customers’ processes
We provide motors and generators,
services and expertise to save energy
and improve customers’ processes
over the total lifecycle of our products,
and beyond.

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Motors and generators for business at sea

Motors and generators for business at sea The total share of ships using the diesel-electric propulsion

The total share of ships using the diesel-electric propulsion technology is expected to increase from today’s 8 percent to 20 percent in 2014. ABB serves the marine industry with the electric motors and generators – the electric backbone of these highly reliable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly diesel-electric propulsion systems.

The benefits of electric propulsion In diesel-electric propulsion, a diesel engine drives an electric generator, which in turn feeds an electric motor used for pro- pulsion. The technology offers superior safety, reliability, flexi- bility, operational economy and environmental performance. These are the driving forces behind the growing number of customers and vessel types investigating the advantages of diesel-electric propulsion.

Reduced emissions The shipping industry is facing tightened environmental regulations, as emission limits are being imposed worldwide. IMO has proposed emission limits that start in 2016 for ships operating inside ECAs (emission controlled areas). Europe has also launched emission limits for ships operating inside ECAs beginning in 2016. ABB motors and generators offer signifi- cant environmental benefits and high efficiency to meet these tightened regulations.

No compromise on safety and reliability

Operational reliability and maneuverability are vital at sea. Motors involved in vessel propulsion and maneuvering are classified as essential service. Personal safety and economi- cal performance depends on maximum reliability and con- tinuous 24/365 operation. An unplanned stop at sea or in a harbor can cost millions of dollars. ABB’s standardized elec- tric motors and generators – proven in hundreds of thousands of on and off shore industrial applications – offer the reliability necessary at sea.

High motor efficiency ABB motors offer maximum energy efficiency. Increased effi- ciency reduces the power required to operate a motor. Reduced power requirements allow use of smaller generators and less fuel. These advantages combine to reduce the customer’s ini- tial investment cost and reduce ongoing operating expenses. High efficiency motors, combined with variable speed drives provide optimum speed and torque control. This helps cus- tomers in the marine industry to further reduce energy con- sumption, operating expenses and harmful emission levels.

A tradition of innovation

ABB delivered the world’s first marine AC electric propulsion system in 1983. Today, ABB has the largest installed base of marine motors and generators in the world. The number of vessel types and customers preferring diesel-electric propulsion systems is continuously increasing.

Well positioned to meet growing demand Key to ABB’s success is our ability to respond to increasing demands of high energy efficiency, reduced emissions and low life cycle costs. 60 years of close cooperation with ship- builders, operators and designers has given us the experience necessary to deliver premium quality motors and generators. This puts ABB in a favorable position to meet the growing demand of electric propulsion systems, backed by a global

A wide range of marine applications The number of vessel types and customers preferring electric propulsion is continuously increasing. Today, ABB synchronous motors and generators are used for electric propulsion in a wide range of vessel types including cruisers, car and train ferries, ice-breakers, multi-purpose tankers, LNG tankers, ice-going vessels and offshore supply vessels. Our induction motors are used in marine applications such as pumps, blow-

support organization.

ers, compressors, thrusters, winches and cranes.

Generators tailored for ships ABB uses advanced design methods such as 3D design and FEM (finite element method) simulation to optimize genera- tors for marine applications. Our generators have consistently demonstrated the ability to meet the electrical challenges facing the industry including voltage drops, posed by other diesel generating sets used in island operating mode. Vibration and mechanical noise typical of piston engines are efficiently

Energy savings The ship will save approx. 5 percent of fuel consumption by using frequency converters with high efficiency motors for auxiliary equipment such as pumps, compressors, winches, cranes, etc. The ship will be environmentally more green.

Innovation keeps us in front The trademark Azipod (very well known inside of shipping

industry) uses the synchronous motor technology. Compact Azipod includes the latest innovation of low voltage perma-

nent magnet motor. The benefits are small size, excellent efficiency, energy savings and robust construction. Further innovation is made by the reluctance synchronous motor that is powered by a frequency converter. This drive package has a very high efficiency (IE4).

reduced by the FEM simulations during the design phase. ABB is doing in prehand the FEM (Finite Element Method) simula-

tions for his generators and the piston engine supplier is tak- ing these results in consideration to reduce the vibration levels for a better comfort of the passangers.

References Marine motors and generators

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1 LNG carrier | 2 Icebreaking offshore supply vessel | 3 Cruiser | 4 Ferry boat

Vessel type:

LNG carrier

Vessel type:

Icebreaking offshore supply vessel

Project:

Provalys

Owner:

Sevmorneftgaz, Russia

Owner:

Gaz de France

Scope of supply:

2 x 883 kW tunnel thruster motors

Scope of supply:

Medium voltage power systems to 73 ships, 33 of which equipped with diesel electrical propulsion

Year of delivery:

2006

 

Year of delivery:

 

2000

Vessel type:

Passenger ferry

 

Owner:

Shin Nihonkai Ferry (SNF)

Vessel type:

 

Cruiser

CRP Azipod, MV Drives ACS 6000, AMG Generators, AMA Thruster motors, Transformers and Switchgears

Project:

Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas

Scope of supply:

Owner:

Royal Caribbean International

 

3 x 20 MW Azipod® Propulsion, electric power generation, electric power distribution

 

Scope of supply:

Year of delivery:

2004

Year of delivery:

2009

ABB marine motors and generators

ABB has a long history of design and manufacture of high quality marine motors and generators. We produce about 50,000 marine motors annually in the range from 0.055 kW to 70 MW, and 3000 marine generators in the range from 11 kVA to 5000 kVA. Our products are designed and optimized to

support the vessel’s overall performance and are used in a

wide variety of marine applications.

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1 Synchronous motor | 2 Low voltage induction motor | 3 Synchronous generators | 4 High voltage induction motors

Synchronous motors Our synchronous motors are used as propulsion motors in many different ship types.

Low voltage induction motors Low voltage motors are used on deck and under deck in pumps, fans, deck cranes, thrusters, winches hydraulic power packs and compressors.

Power range: up to 50 MW Speeds: 0–1800 rpm

Power range: 0.09–5000 kW

Frame sizes: AMZ up to 2500 (IEC) Number of poles: 4–20

Synchronous generators Our synchronous generators are used as main, auxiliary and shaft generators in marine power plants.

Power range: 11 kVA to 5000 kVA Frame sizes: AMG up to 2500 Number of poles: 4, 6, 8 or 10

Speeds: 0–3600 rpm Frame sizes: 56–630

High voltage induction motors High voltage induction motors are used in compressors, pumps, winches, fans, blowers, propulsion systems and ship thrusters.

Power range: up to 18000 kW Speeds: 0–3600 rpm Frame sizes: AMI 400–1000

A world-class service organization

To meet higher standards and enhance vessel performance, today’s equipment has become more complex and sophisti- cated. To maintain equipment integrity, service personnel must understand these complex systems and their interaction with other systems to which they are connected. To support our

customers, ABB has a global organization that provides a

broad range of specialized services and support.

Preventive maintenance ABB offers tailored service agreements, condition monitoring services and maintenance support.

Modernization ABB offers modernization and upgrading of all electrical rotating motors and generators.

Planned repair and dry-docking

ABB service can provide major and minor repairs as well as overhauls and reconditioning worldwide.

Training

The ABB Motors and Generators provides standard and custom courses, safety courses, onboard training, e-learning

and classroom training.

On-call services ABB provides 24-hour telephone support, technical support from system specialists and onboard service from our expert service engineers.

Commissioning Together with the project team, our service engineers are

actively involved in commissioning to ensure a successful start-up and to get acquainted with the vessel and the future

Maintainability ABB marine motors and generators are designed for fast repairs and maintenance. For example, the rotor of a large synchronous motor can be repaired on site. All services are backed up by a truly global service network.

Certification ABB products are certified by global classification societies.

operating crew.

Spare parts To minimize downtime of any critical function, ABB provides spare parts recommendations, local spare parts handling and fast global shipping.

For example, our motors and generators are classified for marine application, along with compatible variable speed drives compatible with the latest international standards. ABB continuously monitors these societies to ensure all our products meet or exceed their standards.

Success story – Marine service Vessel type: Drillship Project: Deepwater Pathfinder Scope of supply: Large
Success story – Marine service
Vessel type:
Drillship
Project:
Deepwater Pathfinder
Scope of supply:
Large maintenance of five main generators
HSG 900 including preventive maintenance parts,
large maintenance of eight AMB710 motors
including preventive maintenance parts.
Year of delivery:
1998

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© Copyright 2011 ABB. All rights reserved. 9AKK105408A4660 EN Nov 2011 Contact us www.abb.com/motors&generators