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From engine exhaust pressure to turbocharger scavenge air, there are numerous opportunities to generate power from wasted energy aboard marine vessels, and Calnetix Technologies can help do so efficiently and cost effectively.
As shown in the videos below, Calnetix and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery and Engine Company (MHI-MME) have partnered to create the next generation of energy recovery systems for the marine industry.
MHI-MME’s MET hybrid turbocharger with Calnetix’s integrated Magnaforce™ electric motor generator is designed to decrease fuel consumption, reduce CO2 production, and provide superior engine performance. The motor generator is housed within the silencer of the marine turbocharger resulting in a very small footprint.
By diverting a small portion of the engine exhaust gas that would normally be dedicated entirely to the marine turbocharger, the hybrid turbocharger has the capability to provide all the auxiliary power necessary for the average ship and potential for saving thousands of dollars in fuel cost per day.
When the ship is at cruising speed, the integrated Magnaforce generator, driven by the marine turbocharger rotor shaft, produces up to five percent of the main engine output. During slow steaming, by acting as a motor, the generator’s electric assist or turbo assist capabilities enhance the performance of the main engine.
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In addition, through a separate marine turbo assist product, the MET Electric Assist Turbocharger, Calnetix and MHI-MME can help improve engine performance (emissions/black smoke, fuel efficiency, life span and maintenance cycle), reduce engine maintenance, and eliminate the need for auxiliary blowers.