Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new LNG Cargo Handling Simulator, designed
to assist the safe, efficient and profitable transportation of LNG, through detailed
and realistic training scenarios.
Spherical and Membrane type
Membrane type LNG tanker
The requirement for the training of crew aboard both existing and new LNG vessels
of both Spherical and Membrane type continues on its steep upwards curve. Assuming
all planned production projects start on time the demand for new vessels will reach
between 200 and 210 by the end of 2010. At its peak we are talking about 85 new
ships a year. This will create major challenges for the training of such a volume
of crew in a limited time, which is further compounded by the complexity of the
LNG operations. Safe, efficient and profitable transportation of LNG depends on
these crews being fully versed in these Cargo Handling operations.
Basic and advanced training
The CHS-LNG-M is ideally suited for the training of junior officers in basic
cargo operations and senior officers in complicated full-scale cargo operations
(loading/discharging/cooling down/venting). It is a high-fidelity real-time model
designed to train crews to the highest standard, ensuring operational safety and
All aspects of the cargo handling
Our new LNG Cargo Handling Simulator is designed to assist the safe,
efficient and profitable transportation of LNG
The CHS-LNG M is based on the latest LNG vessels, and the model consists of four
Technigaz and Gaztransport design membrane tanks able to take fully refrigerated
cargoes. It uses real-time utilizing an extremely sophisticated mathematical gas
model comprising components of Methane, Ethane, Propane and Butane as in real life.
The model is capable of simulating boil-off rates, over pressure and cooling: All
aspects of the cargo handling procedure that can cause massive damage to tanks or
hull structure if operated incorrectly.
The sophisticated technical design of the simulation is presented as close to
real-life as possible. In addition to this, the CHS benefits from superlative pedagogical
processes, providing the best learning experience for students.
At the core is an advanced 'E-Coach' system, which automatically provides advice
and feedback on student actions during exercises. This enables Self Paced training
modules (web or classroom based), providing greater flexibility for both student
On a larger scale, a high number of student stations can be connected to a single
instructor station and an extremely user-friendly interface helps the instructor
to define which information is available to the students. This assists instructors
in planning and structuring lessons to gain the most out of the CHS-LNG-M according
to time schedules.
User-friendly instructor and assessment system
Instructors have a flexible array of tools at their disposal, which can be used
to inject different scenarios into exercises, usually to a set, structured teaching
plan. Decision making experience and skills are high priorities when handling complex
LNG operations and the CHS-LNG-M Membrane supports training in these essential skills,
having the capability to provide an extensive number of potential malfunctions and
alarm conditions. This flexibility together with the Very High Fidelity models displaying
numerous variables and information on screen form the basis for this essential part
of the training. A user-friendly instructor and assessment system enables results
to be collated in an efficient manner to provide accurate progress reporting.
The combination of sophisticated technical models to simulate the vessel and
powerful tools for instructors to provide the 'lesson' are the key features that
enable CHS-LNG-M to train students for safe, efficient and profitable transportation