DNV approved application enhances realism in cargo handling simulation.
Kongsberg Maritime has introduced new CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) Surveillance
Camera functionality into the highly regarded Neptune Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator
(CHS). This advanced new application is available now, and may be easily integrated
with existing Neptune Liquid CHS installations.
Actual weather conditions
To represent live cargo handling operations as closely as possible, the new CCTV
mode in the Neptune CHS gives the student/operator the ability to see exactly what
is happening at the manifold. The images from the CCTV enable the operator to check
e.g. if the loading arm is connected or if there is an oil or gas leakage. In total
three camera angles can be displayed on a visual monitor, one on the starboard side,
one on the portside and one e.g. from the loading quay area. The simulated CCTV
shows actual weather conditions and frost mist and icing at the loading arms when
loading natural liquid gas, to a high degree of realism.
Close to real-life operation
"The majority of cargo handling operations provide CCTV functionality as a real
time visual aid to the operator, so by simulating this, the Neptune CHS is able
to provide as close to real-life operation as possible," says Steffen Haarstad Jensen,
Product Advisor – Cargo Handling Simulators, Kongsberg Maritime. "The Neptune CHS
is a high-fidelity simulation for liquid cargo handling operations. It's a highly
flexible solution offering different simulator configurations for individually laid
out control rooms to meet exact customer requirements."
Upgrade or expand at any time
The Neptune CHS cargo control room may be represented by any combination of interactive
mimic panels, operational panels/consoles or desk-top stations in addition to the
new CCTV display. The system can be upgraded or expanded at any time during it's
life span, and is based on a 'flow down' principle, using the same core software
for all configurations.
Complete and realistic training
Fulfilling the latest DNV standards for cargo handling simulators, class A, the
CCTV application allows students at the many facilities already using the Neptune
Cargo Handling Simulator to receive an even more complete and realistic training
scenario for cargo operations than before.