Crude Oil Tanker Simulator
MOL Double hull tanker simulator developed with assistance of TERASAKI DENKI is based on IMO Courses 1.01 and 1.02. The simulator is compliant and exceeds the requirements set out in the revised STCW '95 and facilitates various levels of training:
- Familiarization training programme
- Advanced training programme on oil tanker operation
- Specialized training program with troubleshooting for oil tankers
- Cargo planning and handling training program for oil tankers with troubleshooting
Simultaneous operations including crude oil loading, ballasting and deballasting, and tank pressure control
a) Cleansing air from discharging cargo line
b) Simultaneous operation including crude oil discharging, ballasting and deballasting, tank pressure control, and crude oil washing
Line pressure testing, cleaning lines and tanks through hot water, and decanting water in the slop tank through the oil discharging monitor
Cargo operation planning, and determining the vessel's hull strength and stability
Tanker Simulator Components
Cargo Control Console
The cargo control console is fully functional replica of the cargo control console and monitor found on a modern Double hull very large crude carrier (VLCC). It perfectly enables trainees to operate valves and pumps under the same conditions as well as actual VLCC.
Local Operation Board
The local operation is displayed on plasma screens with smard board capability - board showing the piping diagram in the pump room and on the upper deck, enabling trainees to monitor and operate local valves.
Allows the instructor to control simulator operation, and allows input of different conditions, including malfunctions and emergency situations.
The calculator PC transmits and displays the pressure and level of each tank, and vessel's stability according to the input from the cargo control console and the instructor's PC.
The MOL tanker simulator is controlled by the same console used in the actual crude oil loading/discharging operations and local operation board.
For added realism, the system incorporated pump sound effects under both normal and abnormal conditions.
Thanks to the simulator, crews can perform virtual training under the same conditions that they will experience at sea, greatly enhancing their learning experience.
Simulator training prevents accidents and boosts the overall efficiency of tanker loading/discharging operations.
MOL Tanker Simulator is designed in accordance with IMO Course 1.01 and 1.02. Simulator is exceeding compliance with requirements set out in the revised STCW '95. Tanker Familiarization Course (IMO Model course 1.01), Specialized Training for oil tankers (IMO Model course 1.02) and Oil Tanker Cargo and Ballast Handling Simulator (IMO Model Course 2.06) and takes full account of section A-V/1 of the STCW Code adopted by the International Convention of standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended in 1995.
PC Network Improves Training Efficiency
Personal computer networking allows the simulator to meet a broad range of training needs, from beginners to experienced operators.
The tanker simulator allows one instructor to work with several trainees on the same console. The basic setup has one instructor's PC and five PCs for trainees, but it is possible to change the number of trainees' PCs. It can be set up for group training, in which the instructor's PC is linked to the trainees' PCs, or for independent training, in which the computers are not linked. Using their PCs, trainees can make their own cargo operation plans, control the cargo control console, upper deck, and pump room operations, but can also input malfunctions, and keep track of each trainee's response to different conditions. The tanker simulator can be used for training personnel at skill levels, from beginners working with site photos and drawings to more experienced mariners learning to do loading calculations.