Crew competence is the key to improve economy and safety in the maritime industry. Understanding the process is crucial for engineers to achieve optimum engine control in day-to-day operations and for handling emergencies and abnormal situations that might occur.
In order for us to fulfill industry requirements, we have developed two full mission engine simulators. Both full mission engine simulators can operate independently on different engine models, or can operate independently connected to full mission bridges, or can be simultaneously connected to two full mission bridges. Each vessel can run independent exercises, or both vessels can be integrated into a common exercise, as required.
The full mission engine simulators can be used to train technical and non-technical (human element) aspects of vessel operation, and can also be used as an assessment tool for each.
Many customers now find it beneficial to create bespoke courses which have an element of both training and assessment criteria. The courses can then be utilised to improve and develop areas identified as requiring improvement in both company procedures and individual performance, and they can also be used to assess proficiency and assist in the development of career progression paths.
Each full mission engine room simulator can be configured as all of the following:
- A reproduction of the control and engine room of a large vessel powered by a MAN slow speed diesel engine.
- A reproduction of the control and engine room of a diesel electric power plant found on a cruise vessel.
- A reproduction of the control and engine room of a large container vessel powered by a Wartsila RTA FLEX slow speed diesel engine.
- A reproduction of the control and engine room of a Pielstick M22 medium speed twin diesel engine ferry.
The above full missions contain the following:
- A control room with consoles which house main engine controls, plant alarm, generator control, pump and compressor controls, with full sound and environmental conditions.
- Engine area located on two levels, with full sound and environmental conditions.
- Watch keeping cabin with full alarm panel for UMS operations.
- Emergency switchboard room.
In addition to the two full mission simulators we have two simulation suites, each with multiple standalone workstations, all capable of running the following engine types:
- Various slow speed diesels (MAN MC90 and Wartsila RTA FLEX).
- Medium speed M22 Pielstck twin diesels, with twin screw.
- Duel fuel steam turbine plant.
- Medium speed diesel electric plant.
- Gas turbine plant.
- Offshore AHTS