MAN Energy Solutions unveiled its new TCT turbocharger series in Piraeus, Greece last week. MAN TCT turbochargers are suitable for conventional fuel and dual-fuel engines in both marine and power applications ranging from 6 MW up to 24 MW output per turbocharger.
The TCT series has been introduced to accompany and – eventually – replace the TCA generation whose design has been continuously updated since its introduction but is now some 15 years old. With TCT turbochargers, MAN Energy Solutions can significantly reduce turbocharger dimensions to meet current market requirements. The company reports that a key focus during the design phase was a reduction in manufacturing and operating costs while maintaining compliance with thermodynamic requirements.
Ralph Klaunig, MAN Energy Solutions’ VP, said: “We anticipate a positive market reception for the TCT series, which is a combination of new and proven design features specifically optimised for IMO Tier III engines. We’ve targeted a smaller, lighter design with a superior charging-efficiency, and a high air-pressure in this new generation.”
The introduction of the TCT series means that MAN Energy Solutions’ two-stage turbocharging solution can now achieve efficiency levels of up to 80%, a market-leading accomplishment. MAN Energy Solutions states that it is currently offering just the TCT40 and TCT60 types, but expects the other TCT sizes to come on stream by 2020 and 2021. MAN Energy Solutions states further, that the TCT40 was already sold to two customers and is currently undergoing it’s first field test, while the TCT60 will be delivered to it’s first customer mid of 2020.
The company also states that the TCT is not only aimed at low-speed engines, but is also eminently suitable for two-stage turbocharging on four-stroke engines.