Using ABB drives onboard helps save fuel
ABB drives help you reduce fuel and maintenance costs on onboard
Every pump, fan, compressor and other electric motor driven application onboard requires electricity. Generating electricity requires fuel. When these motors are run using traditional output control methods like gears, valves and throttles, fuel is wasted. ABB drives run the motors at the speed and torque demanded, immediately saving energy and therefore fuel costs. Using less fuel also reduces your emissions, helping you meet environmental concerns.
And when motors are run at the required speed rather than always at full speed, you also reduce the stress on that process. This reduces your maintenance needs and costs. Your applications will start smoother, and the startup draw on the ship’s electrical network is minimized.
Electric propulsion technology is well established today. The ever increasing demands on safety, reliability, operational economy and environmental performance are the driving force behind the growing number of vessels equipped with electric propulsion. ABB's variable speed drives provide precise and smooth control of the propulsion units.
We offer a full range of low voltage AC and DC drives and medium voltage AC drives.
ABB drives provide:
- Reliable, dependable operation
- Robust torque control
- Soft starting and stopping
- Built-in winch and anchor control
- Accurate process control – improving your productivity
- Reduced noise and vibrations in motor installations
- Reduced electro-mechanical stress on the ship’s electrical distribution system
Our drives bring with them over 40 years of marine experience and drive technology expertise. This translates into dependable, reliable operation that is backed by a global service network so that no matter where you dock, ABB is close by.