Wärtsilä Liquid Cargo Handling Simulators (LCHS 5000 TechSim)

Liquid Cargo Handling simulators (LCHS 5000 TechSim) are designed to train and certify crew members of liquid cargo tankers, gas carriers and terminals, as well as other staff responsible for the safe cargo handling and the operation of auxiliary equipment. LCHS 5000 TechSim provides an exact, detailed copy of vessel/terminal systems and its compartments. This simulator is an ideal solution for training centres, academies, government authorities, shipping companies, coastal centres and crewing agencies. 

    Description

    Purpose

    Liquid Cargo Handling simulators are designed to train and certify crew members of liquid cargo tankers, gas carriers and terminals, as well as other staff responsible for the safe cargo handling and the operation of auxiliary equipment. Liquid Cargo Handling simulator provides an exact, detailed copy of vessel/terminal systems and its compartments. This simulator is an ideal solution for training centres, academies, government authorities, shipping companies, coastal centres and crewing agencies. It also enables onboard training and demonstration of competency.

    Functionality

    Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator replicates a cargo control room, allowing a comprehensive study of the tanker and terminal layout, including its machinery and systems, according to international standards and requirements:

      • General arrangement of the tanker and its systems;
      • Maintenance of the tanker systems on management level;
      • Control of vessel ballast system;
      • Control of trim, stability and stress;
      • Prevention of oil pollution from the ship;
      • Proficiency in tanker technological operation;
      • Monitor the loading, stowage, securing and unloading of cargoes and their care during the voyage;
      • Maintain seaworthiness of the ship, plan and ensure safe loading, stowage, securing, care during the voyage and unloading of cargoes;
      • Control of pump and piping systems;
      • Operation of ballast and cargo handling system;
      • Control trim, stability and stress;
      • Resource management;
      • Respond to emergencies;
      • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment;
      • Tanker/terminal interaction: cargo transfer systems, shore storage, shore equipment and instrumentation;
      • Safely perform and monitor all cargo operations.

    Advantages

    Loading control system

    Tanks, hull strength, ship stability and ship loading in the simulator are calculated by the Load Calculator System. This program links all the necessary shipboard calculations with the ship loading, its stability and strength. The inclusion of this program is driven by STCW 2010 recommendation B 1/12, i 40 (2,3).

    Various Model types

    Ship model library includes the major gas and oil tankers used in the marine cargo handling industry worldwide. All simulator models are based on the real ship prototypes and replicate its system. The terminal simulators reproduce the real gas/oil terminal stations equipment and provide a trainee with detailed layout familiarization and management of the terminal systems.

    Different cargo types

    Different cargo types can be selected from the simulator databases. Operations are carried out for almost all types of cargo.

    Mathematical Model

    The math-model allows processes to be accelerated in order to reduce the training time, without any deterioration in realism.

    Graphics User Interface

    The interface is optimized for familiarisation with the operating principles of the entire system and to provide practical skills in equipment handling. The main tanker units are depicted as 3D objects, showing cross sections of individual assemblies. Computer animation is used to display current processes.

    Compliance

    The Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator meets the requirements of international standards

    • Standard training for ship officers of all vessel types within the competency framework of STCW 2010 (with Manila amendments) Convention requirements;
    • IMO model courses:
      • IMO 2.06 “Oil Tanker Cargo and Ballast Handling Simulator”;
      • IMO 1.01 “Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations”;
      • IMO 1.02 “Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations”;
      • IMO 1.03 “Advanced Training for Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations”;
      • IMO 1.04 “Basic Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations”;
      • IMO 1.05 “Advanced Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations”;
      • IMO 1.06 “Specialized Training for Liquefied Gas Tankers”;
      • IMO 1.35 “Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Tanker Cargo & Ballast Handling Simulator”;
      • IMO 1.36 “Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Tanker Cargo &Ballast Handling Simulator”;
      • IMO 1.37 “Chemical Tanker Cargo & Ballast Handling Simulator”;
    • DNV GL-ST-0033 Maritime Simulator Systems standard;
    • OCIMF marine terminal training and competence assessment guidelines for oil terminal and product terminals;
    • MARPOL 73/78 requirements;
    • SIGTTO requirements

    Configurations
    Standalone mode for self-study or shipboard operations 


    Standalone mode





    PC-based networked class for group and team training under instructor supervision

    PC_based networked class






    Full mission mode for professional hands-on training in realistic immersive ship like environment

    Full mission mode


    Simulator components

    Instructor workstation

    • Dual monitor workstation demonstrating all trainee’s actions during an exercise;
    • 3 operating modules:
    • Intercom and Audio/Video loggers;
    • e-Tutor – automated assessment and monitoring system.

    Trainee workstation

    • Panels, imitating the real equipment of Cargo Control Room of the ship;
    • Panels, imitating the screens of Cargo Monitoring System software installed on the ship;
    • Interactive scalable drawings of the systems and subsystems in the cargo/ballast handling operations;
    • Interactive 3D visualisation of the ship with deck equipment control;
    • 3D visualisation of the pictures presented by the ship/pier CCTV;
    • 3D visualisation channels of the Cargo Control Room window view;
    • Loading Control System.

    Simulated systems

    • Tank Washing System;
    • Deckwash Fire System;
    • ODME System;
    • Gas Detection System;
    • Loading control system;
    • Submerged Cargo Pumping System/Steam driven cargo pumps;
    • Ballast System;
    • Cargo System;
    • Tank Heating System;
    • Inert Gas System.
    Models

    Crude Oil Carriers

    LCC Tanker

    1.1.LCC-Tanker Length, overall 248.92 m
    Breadth, molded 43.80 m
    Depth, molded 17.50 m
    Design draught, molded 14.925 m
    GT 61,342 tons
    Cargo + slop tanks capacity at 98% 127,511.91 m³
    Ballast tanks capacity at 100% 39,949.6 m³
    Cargo pumps (steam driven) 3 pumps
    Ballast pumps (el/steam driven) 2 pumps

    VLCC Tanker

    1.2.VCC-Tanker Length, overall 334.071 m
    Breadth, molded 58.00 m
    Depth, molded 31.25 m
    Design draught 22.3 m
    Cargo+slop tanks capacity at 98% 346,261 m³
    Ballast tanks capacity at 100% 104,040 m³
    Cargo pumps (steam driven) 3 pumps
    Tank cleaning pump (steam dr.) 1 pump
    Ballast pumps (el. driven) 2 pumps

    Oil Product and Chemical Carriers

    Chemical Tanker

    2.1.Chemical-Tanker Length, overall 161.12 m
    Breadth, molded 23.0 m
    Draught as Oil Tanker 9.80 m
    Draught as Chemical Tanker 9.95 m
    Displacement (9.80) 28,921 tons
    DWT (9.80) 21,570 tons
    DWT (9.95) 22,150 tons
    Cargo tanks capacity 23,731 m³
    Ballast tanks capacity 9,604 m³
    Cargo pumps (hydraulic driven) 28 pumps

    Product Tanker

    2.2.Product-Tanker Length, overall 182.50 m
    Breadth, molded 23 .0 m
    Depth, molded 17.50 m
    DWT (12.2) 47,400 tons
    Cargo + slop tanks capacity 54,298 m³
    Ballast tanks capacity 21,726 m³
    Cargo pumps (hydraulic driven) 12 pumps
    Ballast pumps (hydraulic driven) 2 pumps
    Heating system steam 80 °C

    Liquefied Gas Carriers

    LPG Tanker

    3.1.Product-Tanker Length, BP 108.1 m
    Breadth, molded 18.6 m
    Design draft 7.4 m
    DWT 6,300 tons
    Cargo pumps 2 units
    Ballast pumps 2 units
    Cargo Tank capacity 8,000 m³
    Ballast Tank capacity 1,988.8 m³

    LNG Tanker Membrane

    3.2.LNG-Tanker-Membrane Length, overall 302.00 m
    Breadth, molded 50.00 m
    Design draft, molded 12.00 m
    Cargo Tank capacity 217,459 m³
    Ballast Tank capacity 72,676.8 m³
    Cargo pumps (electrical driven) 20 pumps
    Ballast pumps (electrical driven) 4 pumps

    LNG Tanker Spherical

    3.3.LNG-Tanker-Spherical Length, overall 293.0 m
    Breadth, molded 45.75 m
    Displacement 104,999 tons
    Deadweight 71,753 tons
    Depth, molded 25.5 m
    Design draught 10.95 m
    Cargo tanks capacity at 98.5% 135,477 m³
    Ballast tanks capacity at 100% 62,617 m³

    LNG Regasification Terminal

    3.4.LNG-Regasification-Terminal Annual Average Output 5bn Nm³/yr
    Ship Unloading Rate 12,000 m³/hr
    Minimum Output Rate 75,000 Nm³/hr
    Maximum Output Rate 656,000 Nm³/hr
    Storage tanks capacity 2 × 160,000
     

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