3D virtual application available for K-Sim tanker cargo simulator

Feb 09 2018

Kongsberg Digital has launched a new 3D virtual application for its K-Sim Cargo simulator.

The system generates high-fidelity visualisation for operational training on important areas of the cargo deck, enabling training centres equipped with K-Sim Cargo to deliver even more value to their customers while meeting the industry need to secure the safety and efficiency of cargo transfer operations. 
Kongsberg said that the new 3D virtual solution is the result of a direct response to customer requests for high fidelity outside deck area training to accompany the existing 3D engine room capabilities of the company’s K-Sim Engine simulator. 
The first 3D virtual model was based on a customised simulation model of the VLCC ‘Kiho’, that will be delivered to the Magsaysay training centre in Manila next month. Kongsberg’s existing standard K-Sim Cargo ship models will receive similar virtual solutions in the future. 
The K-Sim Cargo virtual model simulates the deck area in 3D, enabling the student to zoom in and interact with valves, flanges, cargo tank hatches, pressure vacuum valves and crude oil washing (COW) machines for local, hands-on operation. Visual effects, such as leaks and hose connections, are included to add more realism, contributing further to the quality of training available for general and hazardous cargo operations, the company claimed.
Kongsberg’s established K-Sim Cargo simulator includes a range of cargo vessel models, all of which are certified by DNV GL and exceed the existing STCW requirements, the company claimed. 
All K-Sim cargo models are developed based on actual ship specifications and performance data, making the simulator as realistic as possible. K-Sim Cargo provides high quality training in every aspect, from details in a single sub-system to the overall running of a loading or discharge operation, including handling of emergency situations.
“We will continue to develop our K-Sim Cargo models by adding visualised deck area systems in 3D in the years to come,” explained product manager, Leif Halvorsen. “We have received excellent feedback on the corresponding systems for our K-Sim Engine models and this leads to a demand for similar systems in our K-Sim Cargo models. We believe the training value will increase significantly by adding this 3D feature.”

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