World's First Full Mission Diesel Electric Simulator Launched

Thursday, November 08, 2001
RTM STAR Center® (Simulation, Training, Assessment and Research) has installed what it dubs the world's first Full Mission Diesel Electric Simulator. It is referred to as the DE III. The simulator is located at STAR Center's Dania Beach, Fla., facility and is based on a previous design by Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems. This simulator however has enhanced mechanical and electrical systems enabling it to meet the demanding STCW '95 requirements for Class "A" full mission simulation. The simulator is based on a large cruise ship requiring 40 MW of power at 6,600 volts. There are four diesel generator sets each rated at 11 MW connected to two 14 MW synchronous propulsion motors. In addition there are four thrusters (two forward and two aft) and two 600 KW emergency generators. The ship modeled is 77,000 grt, with a cruising speed of 18.5 knots. The simulator equipment is arranged in a three-room suite (Control Room, Engine Room, and High Voltage Room). The simulator will have a variety of uses for the training of experienced maritime professionals. The cruise industry almost exclusively uses electric propulsion due to its flexibility of operation and equipment arrangement as well as distribution of hotel and propulsion loads. It is also the choice of self-unloaders, RO/ROs, dredges, drill ships and research vessels. The training can be specific in nature for equipment familiarization or more general when used for plant management or Engine Room Resource Management (ERM). The simulator also has the ability to create realistic scenarios requiring troubleshooting and casualty control. This enables real-time assessment of knowledge and proficiency.

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