Turbocharger specialist Kompressorenbau Bannewitz GmbH (KBB) has launched a new service that allows ship owners and operators to manage the risk of planned and emergency maintenance.The Knowledge 2 Swap (K2S) programme ensures the rapid availability of genuine parts using specially designed cartridges delivered from KBB and or its service partners. These cartridges can be installed quickly by onboard crew rather than taking the vessel out of service to have new components or a new turbocharger installed.
K2S was designed in conjunction with KBB’s service partner PJ Diesel Engineering following a comprehensive analysis of KBB’s inventory and installed base. By understanding the flow of parts and the capacity for overhauling and reconditioning, KBB and PJ Diesel Engineering were able to design a cartridge programme that covers the most popular KBB turbocharger models while offering a level of flexibility in the components included.
In this whitepaper KBB outlines the rationale, development and structure of its K2S programme.