What is a microgrid?

A microgrid is a self-sufficient energy source that’s generally designed to serve local power needs. Despite the name, there are no constraints on size, with the ability to connect clusters of microgrids to create larger, more powerful, systems. A microgrid could provide power to just a couple of homes, or it could also be used … Continued

Why should I buy OEM parts for my turbocharger?

Although buying third-party components can seem like a cheaper, more attractive option when it comes to maintenance, there are also risks to consider, as well as additional costs further down the line. These include the potential for lower grade materials, poor tolerances, greater wear and tear, corrosion, and out of balance or worn parts. If … Continued

What damage can surging cause to my turbocharger?

Surging is a disruption of the airflow within the turbocharger, where increased backpressure can create turbulence that prevents efficient running, with the potential to cause unwanted oscillations, vibrations and increased wear on the parts. If ignored surging can cause major issues to other components, and should be investigated immediately. Find out everything you need to … Continued

What is additive manufacturing?

Put simply additive manufacturing involves printing components using thin layers of materials that are meticulously layered on top of each other. It’s also more popularly known as 3D printing, and provides the potential to revolutionize turbocharger manufacturing and every other industry. Find out everything you need to know about additive manufacturing here.

What’s the best way to clean my turbocharger?

Cleaning your turbocharger delivers plenty of benefits, including improved scavenge air pressure and lower exhaust gas temperatures, resulting in more efficient performance and a longer lifetime for parts. Cleaning can include wet cleaning the turbine and nozzle ring on four-stroke engines, dry cleaning the turbine and nozzle ring on two-stroke engines, and cleaning the compressor … Continued

How can my shipping company avoid unplanned downtime?

Unplanned downtime can cost businesses a huge amount of money in lost revenue, fines or other costs, which is why we’ve seen our customers go to great lengths to carry out maintenance without disruption to existing schedules. There are multiple ways you can help to avoid unplanned downtime, including following general service and maintenance schedules, … Continued

How can turbocharger service agreements help my company?

With the ability to turn often unexpected and untimely capital costs into more predictable and manageable operating costs, a service agreement can make all the difference to the success of your company. Not only will a service agreement help you to budget more efficiently, it can also make a big difference when it comes to … Continued

What machines use turbochargers?

Turbochargers have been making internal combustion engines more efficient for more than a century, and their application can be found across a huge range of industries. Accelleron has been creating turbochargers for the maritime industry for decades, but outside of ships our turbochargers can also be found on construction equipment, trains, power stations, and plenty … Continued

What are alternative fuels for shipping?

While the majority of modern ships run on diesel, there are plenty of downsides and challenges as we look towards a more sustainable world, not least when it comes to emissions and upcoming legislation. This has resulted in the shipping industry looking at alternative fuels, including LNG, methanol, hydrogen and ammonia. We’ve also seen electric … Continued

What is the difference between high, medium and low speed engines?

Diesel engines can be split into three different types: High-speed, medium-speed and low-speed. So, what’s the difference? High-speed engines run at around 1200rpm or more and are generally found in smaller applications such as cars, trucks or construction vehicles, or powering generators. As the name suggests, medium-speed engines sit between high and low-speed engines, running … Continued