alphaturbo uses the speed sensor signal from any turbocharger to provide information on the mechanical health of the turbo. Two indicators help to detect issues with bearing friction and damage to the turbo rotor.
After ananlysis of the acquired measurement data, alphaturbo provides the following condition indicators:
  • Stress indicates the presence of mechanical shock pulses during operation, indicating a mechanical damage of turbine, compressor or rotor shaft
  • Compression informs about speed variations due to bearing friction and can be used as an indicator for the efficiency of the turbine, the compressor and the rotor shaft.
The indicators can be viewed graphically (see example report), stored numerically or passed on to other systems via defined interfaces and communication systems.