Simulators and Training Facilities

Training Laboratory “Full-Mission Engine Room Simulator”

  "Full-Mission Engine Room Simulator" is the training laboratory of Ship Power Plants Operation Department of the Laboratory and Training Complex at Kherson State Maritime Academy.

  Location of the laboratory: room no. 200, 201, 202, 2nd floor, Academic Building no.1, 20 Ushakova Av., Kherson.

 Engine Room Simulator Transas ERS 5000 TechSim comprises 4 models of prototype ships:

  1. LCC tanker (Large Crude Oil Carrier) (Aframax);
  2. Ro-Pax ferry;
  3. Cruise liner;
  4. LNG tanker (Liquid Natural Gas Carrier)

  ERS 5000 TechSim is a simulator version, which models are absolute and detailed copies of modern ships: their systems, mechanisms and equipment. This simulator version is aimed at conduction deeper and broader training in conditions of non-emergency and emergency situations.

  The software of the engine room simulator ERS 5000 TechSim imitates remote control from the central operating station of the ship with aid of the so-called “virtual equipment panels” - Dedicated Hardware (DHW panels) combined into a separate DHW console. These panels imitate the equipment and can be like separate touch displays or pages on the monitor, for example the console “Propulsion” or the virtual console “Hardware” that have all displays for control and monitoring of ship systems, units and mechanisms. The bottom strip of the simulator screen has buttons with the titles of the pages. The list of paragraphs of the chosen page will open as a popup menu.

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  • Information on the simulator equipment:

ERS 5000 TechSim - MAN Diesel 32/40 Twin Medium Speed Engine + CPP - Ro-Pax Ferry, ERS 5000 TechSim AZIPOD Diesel-Electric Cruise Ship, ERS 5000 TechSim MAN B&W 6S60MC-C Diesel Engine - Tanker LCC (Aframax), TechSim 5000 - e-Tutor 5000 Transas Evaluation and Assessment System;

  • country of origin of the equipment: Ukraine;
  • year of putting in operation: 2017;
  • meets the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Cerification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers with 2010 Manila amendments (issued on 12.10.2015, valid until 11.10.2020); complies with the regulations of the IMO conventions and resolutions and IEC standards; is certified by the Norwegian classification society DNV (according to the Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators no. 2.14, October 2007);
  • workplaces: for laboratory works - 28;for theoretical classes - 16;
  • the equipments conforms with the Model course 2.07 - Engine-Room Simulator, Model course 7.04 - Officer in charge of an Engineering Watch, Model course 7.02 - Chief Engineer Officer & Second Engineer Officer, Model Course 3.12 - Assesment, Examination and Cert. of Seafarers volume 1, 2;
  • conforms with the STCW 95 Code, Sections A III/1, A VIII/2 and B VIII/2.

  The laboratory and practical classes are conducted there in accordance with the current curricula in the academic disciplines assigned to the department, including the following: “Ship Power Plants Simulator”, “Familiarization with Engine Room”, “Ship Automated Electrical Systems”, “Simulator Training”, “Automation of Ship Electrical Engineering Systems”, “Use of Methods of Technical Diagnostics when Operating Ship Equipment”.

  The training laboratory “Full-Mission Engine Room Simulator” is intended for acquiring and consolidation of knowledge and skills necessary for work, observation and monitoring of safe operation of a ship power plant according to Sections A III/1, A VIII/2 and B VIII/2 of the STCW 95 Code:

  •  familiarization with the use of control and measuring devices and controlling means which are used in engine rooms onboard modern merchant vessels;
  • awareness of necessity of proper preliminary planning, use of technical record-keeping sheets and schedules regarding the starting procedure;
  • understanding and awareness of proper watchkeeping procedures;
  • realization of interdependency of mechanical units;
  • experience in identification of operational problems and troubleshooting;
  • ability to make decisions that contribute to safety and efficiency of a working plant.