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ABB Ability™ Digital SIKO

SIKO stands for Sicherheitskonzept (Safety Concept) and was developed as a response to ABB’s uncompromising stance on safe and reliable operations for its customers.

ABB Ability™ Digital SIKO is a further development of the current SIKO concept and is based on individual Turbocharger (TC) operational data.

ABB Ability™ Digital SIKO combines the SIKO calculation with real operational data, taking advantage of new digital capabilities, to enable rotor exchange recommendations specific to a turbocharger’s real operations, what we refer to as “exposure-based maintenance”. Digital SIKO is currently available for merchant marine low-speed main engine turbochargers. 

At the heart of Digital SIKO is exposure-based maintenance, meaning recommended exchange intervals are based on the real operating environments to which an application is exposed. For the operator, this can mean tremendous savings in maintenance costs and increased reliability.

Why Digital SIKO?

Putting Digital to Work for You

The marine industry has been under huge cost pressures. Therefore, exploring new opportunities to improve and enhance operations with regards to cost savings becomes inevitable.

By leveraging the power of digital, we are able to collect and analyze critical operational data on individual turbochargers for better transparency
and insights into the real operating environment of an application.

Recommendations are now more accurate and specific to each individual turbocharger.

Optimized Operational Expenditure (OPEX) and Secure Operations

Exposure-based recommendations: The recommended exchange intervals are based on the real operations to which your turbocharger rotor is exposed. Hence, a lower actual exposure of the turbocharger can lead to longer operation of the rotor, therefore saving you considerable maintenance costs.

Secure operations: Extended recommended exchange interval backed by your original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ensures compliance with class societies and insurance during the extended period.

Operations with a warranty: With Digital SIKO, customers receive a warranty on rotor parts for the extended period. We back up the accuracy of our recommendations for extended rotor part(s) usage with a warranty, giving you additional peace of mind from dry dock to dry dock (during a standard dry dock period of five years).