Transas has just expanded its range of Liquid Cargo Handling simulators with the LNG tanker simulator. The LCHS/LNG system realistically imitates this fourth tanker type in the Transas simulator range, which also includes Chemical Tanker, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Carrier and Large Crude Oil Carrier models. Main components include Ship’s Hull, Ballast System, Cargo System, Terminal Operations, Machinery Room and Inert Gas Plant. All the processes in tanker systems are displayed on the simulator screen using 2D animation.
The simulator also incorporates a comprehensive Load Calculator system for cargo calculations, such as draft, trim, heel, stability, shearing forces and bending moments. The new LNG simulator from Transas is provided with Unit Fault introduction capability. Using this facility, the Instructor can create and initiate faults during the exercise involving the operation of valves and pumps.
The LCHS/LNG simulator uses the MS Windows 2000 Operational System platform. Up to 12 interactive LNG Trainee workstations can be connected for common exercises under the supervision of an Instructor. The external appearance of the simulators and their functional capabilities realistically mirror actual onboard control panels. Future upgrades can be accommodated.