PC Maritime, a UK developer and supplier of software, has launched a new engine room simulator that can run on a standard PC. The Unitest MED3D engine room simulator simulates a 4-stroke medium speed main engine, three diesel generators and a controllable pitch propeller, together with reduction gear, fuel system, steering gear, cooling system, lubricating system, compressed air system, steam system, sanitary water and bilge and sewage treatment plant.
Multi-channel digital sound effects include engine sound correlated with engine speed, a diesel generator starting and running, open indicator valve sound, alarms and machine telegraph buzzers. The simulator's innovative visualisation and zoom techniques allow quick and easy access to basic engine room operation, such as opening and closing valves or setting switch positions. The 3D visuals are interactive and fully integrated with the mathematical model of the engine and all its associated systems.
The MED3D simulator is an addition to PC Maritime’s existing suite of Unitest simulator systems which include steam engines, slow speed, medium speed and turbo diesel engines. These simulators are designed and developed by academics who understand procedural training requirements, targets, and the learning ethos. The engine models are based on generic engine room equipment, rather than being type specific, to provide broader training and all are supplied with instructor software so they can be used in stand-alone mode, or in supervised mode interacting with an instructor.