One factor that makes Turbo Internacional stand out as a business is its specific expertise with PBS turbochargers. This encompasses both service and repair work and the retrofit of new turbochargers to replace older units. These retrofits can often be direct replacements, with minimum modification necessary, using PBS Turbo PTR, NR and TCR products, but updated equipment can also be supplied.
For vessel operators, these new units provide superior reliability and can also increase engine efficiency in many cases, resulting in lower costs. In recent years Turbo Internacional, which has its head office in Madrid, Spain, has successfully carried out retrofits on engines made by Jenbacher, Deutz, Sulzer, Caterpillar and Yanmar. Turbo Internacional also services ABB, Mitsubishi, MAN, Napier and KBB turbochargers.
Units are dismantled before structural and body parts are micro-blasted and recoated. Felt layers, securing features and filter elements are renewed, returning the units to as-new condition.
The company maintains comprehensive stocks of spare parts for ABB and PBS turbochargers including casings, nozzle rings and compressor wheels. Turbine blades, shafts and bearings are also held in readiness for routine overhaul or breakdown work. Non-stock parts for these turbochargers and for MAN, Napier, KBB & Mitsubishi products can also be supplied on short delivery times to minimise downtimes for operators should unexpected parts demands occur.
The Turbo Internacional main workshop is equipped to refurbish, repair and rebalance turbocharger rotors of up to 1,800 kg in weight. Specialist weld and metal spray repairs can be carried out and facilities are available for crack detection, hardness testing and hydrodynamic testing. Using specialised repair techniques, rotor shafts can be returned to OEM specification levels and high-quality blade repairs can also be carried out. Turbo Internacional also has a workshop in the Canary Islands, which can carry out complete turbocharger overhauls, and it maintains cooperative agreements with companies in Asia and America to offer services in these territories.