Engine Room Simulator ERS 5000

Engine Room Simulator ERS 5000

ERS 5000 Simulators are based on IMO Course 2.07, with IMO Course 7.04 and IMO Course 7.02 taken into account. The simulator is also compliant to the requirements set out in the revised STCW '95 (as amended in 2010) and facilitates three levels of training:

  • Low level - familiarization.
  • Standard level - standard operation and watch keeping.
  • High level - advanced operation and troubleshooting (for Chief Engineers and 2nd Engineers).

The system serves primarily for ensuring communication between a person using the simulator and the mathematical models built into the simulator, i.e. for implementing "Man-Computer" interface.
The simulator uses the same ideology as the actual up-to-date systems for the automated and automatic control of the ship's machinery, namely, presentation of information on all the subsystems and their components on the computer monitor, as well as possibility to control the subsystems from the computer monitor.

To this end, in all the modules (SDPP, AS and SEPP) each of the modelled subsystems is presented on an individual on-screen page. The left-hand part of the on-screen page contains a subsystem's mnemonic diagram, whilst the right-hand part of the page contains this subsystem monitoring and control panel. On each page, there is a special area for the signals of the Alarm System related to the given subsystem. In addition, each of the simulators has a dedicated Alarm System on-screen page; all the Alarm System signals from all the subsystems included in the given simulator are combined on a special Group Alarm System Panel.

The trainee is provided with a facility for switching from one subsystem to another (leafing through the on-screen pages), for controlling the simulator in the part of the allowed functions (pause, stop, sound control, Event Log "tape" recording, saving of the systems' and machinery status, local exercise loading, etc.)

Engine Room Simulators are designed to educate and train marine engineers in the operation of Engine Room machinery and watch keeping in the Engine Control Room of vessels with a high level of automation.

The Instructor Stations

The instructor station consists of the following principal components:

  • Trainee Monitor - for conducting classes and monitoring the trainee performance in the on-line mode by using an alphanumeric display. 
  • Exercise Editor - for the creation and editing of exercises. 
  • Additional Trainee Monitor - to allow the trainee workstations to be monitored through a combination of an alphanumeric display and additional graphic display. 
  • Debriefing facility - for viewing and analysing the recordings of completed exercises. 
  • Evaluation and Assessment system – For analysis and evaluation of the trainee performance within given tasks.


  • Ship's Diesel Propulsion Plant 
  • Auxiliary Systems (with Local stations)
  • Ship's Electric Power Plant 

The simulator can be used for both, individual and team training.

ERS 5000 incorporates the library of ship models with the most widespread types of propulsion plant. The model library is constantly growing. The database is constantly updated thanks to our “open licence”.

Of course, customised models can be developed on request in close cooperation with the Manufacturer.

The following systems are imitated: 

  • Ship’s diesel propulsion plant 
  • Auxiliary Systems (with Local stations)
  • Ship's Electric Power Plant 
  • Machinery sound imitation 
  • Alarm systems with Sound & Visual Alarm Unit 
  • 3D visualization for tanker LCC, LNG, Ro-Ro, ASD tug, OPV and ANZAC frigate models 

 The following ship models are available at the moment:

1. Oil Tanker
Oil tanker of 60,500 DWT, with a two-stroke low-speed reversible turbo charged diesel engine and fixed pitch propeller. The Auxiliary systems: Oily Water Treatment System & Incinerator added according to MARPOL requirements.
2. General Cargo
Multipurpose dry-cargo vessel/container ship of 12,000 DWT, carrying general cargo, 20’ and 40’ containers.Main engine: two-stroke low-speed reversible turbo charged diesel engine with fixed pitch propeller.
3. Ro-Ro Vessel
Ro-Ro vessel of 5,000 DWT, with a four-stroke medium speed non-reversible turbo charged diesel engine and controllable pitch propeller.
4. General Cargo-2
Multipurpose general cargo-containership of 12.000 DWT, having a two-stroke reversible low-speed turbo charged diesel, and direct transmission to a fixed pitch propeller.
5. LNG Tanker
LNG tanker of 76,000 DWT, with a steam turbine as the main engine, driving a fixed pitch propeller via a turning gearbox.
6. Container Ship
Containership of 83,105 DWT with a two-stroke reversible low-speed turbo charged diesel with fixed pitch propeller.
7. ASD Tug
The modern ASD Tug of 366 t displacement having two high speed diesel engines with transmission to two Azimuth thrusters
8. Fishing Vessel
Trawler with a four-stroke high-speed turbo charged diesel engine, reversible reduction gear and fixed pitch propeller
9. Frigate ship model
ANZAC class / modified MEKO type 200
10. Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)
The modern ASD Tug of 366 t displacement having two high speed diesel engines with transmission to two Azimuth thrusters


The Transas Engine Room simulator is designed to train and assess the competence of engine department personnel, including officers in charge of an engineering watch, second and chief engineers and ratings forming part of engineering watch.

ERS 5000TechSim is an advanced version that provides an exact, detailed copy of vessel systems and simulates machinery and engine room compartments. The ERS 5000 TechSim version was developed for engineering staff and provides hands-on experience in watch-keeping, troubleshooting and resource management. This simulator is a solution for training centers, academies, governmental authorities, shipping companies and crewing agencies.

Full mission

  • Replica of Engine Control Room, Main Switchboardand Machinery Compartments
  • Advanced operation and troubleshooting
  • Human Factors training
  • Resource Management training
  • Communication protocols
  • Emergency operating procedures
  • Machinery disaster management
  • Final training and certification
  • Assessment and examination
  • Ship’s diesel propulsion plant;
  • Ship’s electric power plant;
  • Auxiliary systems and machinery;
  • Local control from the engine room;
  • Machinery sound imitation;
  • Alarm systems with Sound & Visual Alarm Unit;
  • 3D visualization.

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