Kongsberg Maritime has released a new model for its K-Sim cargo handling simulators. The SCC-II model is based on a Suezmax crude oil carrier that has 12 cargo tanks and two slop liquid tanks. The model enables integrated, real-time exercises based on actual ship specifications and performance data on liquid cargo handling operations.
It includes a new integrated automation package that replicates cargo control room operations on a Suezmax tanker. The control room can be represented by different combinations of interactive mimic panels, operational panels, consoles or desktop stations. These can be laid out according to the specific requirements of any training facility. The model incorporates the software required to simulate cargo handling operations. It also includes a closed circuit TV system with three camera angles providing a view from both manifolds and a third camera with a view from the jetty to give students a complete training scenario.
The SCC-II model is equipped with a simulated inert gas plant to provide training on cleaning the flue gas, and replacing combustible gases in the cargo tanks with low or non-flammable gases. The pump configuration represents a typical crude oil carrier with three cargo pumps, two ballast pumps, three oil/gas separators, a stripping pump and ejector. The system uses the K-Load loading calculator and various tank levels to calculate hydrostatic conditions, intact stability, longitudinal strain, tank content and damage stability. It can also produce ullage and loading reports.
The new model is certified by classification society DNV GL and is already in use by Buskerud and Vestfold University College in Norway and TMS Cardiff Training Centre in Athens, Greece.