La Meccanica Turbo Diesel (LMTD) was founded in 1986 to provide workshop facilities to overhaul marine turbochargers. Over 30 years later, the company’s workshops in Genoa, Italy, have expanded to cover 1,400 m2 and the business has approximately 30 employees. It has expanded its base to cover cogeneration and automotive turbocharger applications and is now considered as a specialist in overhauling and refurbishment of all turbine variants.
Services cover both modern and legacy turbochargers and LMTD has experience with working on small turbochargers, such as those fitted to workboats, through to latest generation equipment installed on large vessels. Service and overhaul work can be undertaken either in the company’s fully-equipped workshop or on board vessels. If time allows, dockside overhauls can be carried out and technicians can also carry out work at sea.
Expert staff are available for deployment worldwide and can address many turbocharger problems in situ, through carrying out operational fault investigation work such as vibration analyses. In many cases, rebalancing work can also be carried out without returning equipment to the workshop. Where more significant equipment assessment and repair work is required, LMTD has suitable equipment in its Genoa workshop.
This includes non-destructive testing facilities, such as for ultrasonic examination, and TIG and laser welding equipment where more significant component repairs are necessary. Rotor blade replacement can be carried out and blade repair through welding and re-profiling is also possible. Metal spraying techniques can be used to repair damaged surfaces.
LMTD offers new and refurbished equipment installation and can upgrade older turbochargers to improved standards. The company is an authorised service agent for Mitsubishi and KBB Turbochargers and offers services for equipment from many other major manufacturers, including ABB, MAN and PBS Turbo. LMTD is approved by RINA to ISO 9001:2008 and is Italy’s only representative of Dantec’s Disatac, a worldwide leader in rotational speed measurement for turbocharging equipment.