IMO Model Course Exercise recommends students learn the weather change effect on engine performance.
GDS Engineering R&D developed a modern Engine Room Simulator (ERS) and it is in use by various research and training institutions. GDS ERS, called SERS, includes all engine room, ship, and environmental paramaters to demonstrate the weather effect to engine performance while onboard systems are maintaining their status with the displayed parameters. This scenario study is a predefined and set in the ERS for instructors to directly apply in their STCW Management Level Exercises. Student Workbooks accomodate this exercise with specficic forms to fill by the trainees.
Purpose: Exercise the weather effect to engine performance using the Ship ERS. Generate a report with capturing the images using SERS GUI panels and tools provided. Note that this exercise is generated as part of the IMO Model Course 2.07 (2017 Edition) exercises. This training exercise was developed as part of the IMO STCW 2010 Management Level objectives using the Model Course 2.07 guidelines ans steps.
Note: This classroom exercise was provided in this page as an example. Click here to visit the Ship Engine Room Simulator product to read more.
Step 1: ERS is operated in Navigation Mode and Ballast Transfer System is lined up for ballast operations. Draft is Low (i.e. d=9 m.)
Step 2: ME Processes GUI Panel displays the ME Parameters while the draft is increasing. Check Figure 2 for that the the baseline (sea test) data/graphs are displayed. Being able to understand the ME performance graphs are important in this exercise.
Step 3: Ensure the control of the main engine is set to “RPM”.
Step 4: Graphs and Plots GUI Panel displays the trend data for the selected parameters. In this exercise, it is important to plot the draft and ME Power. Additionally, it is important to select the ME Power versus ME RPM in the X-Y plot area to see the ME Power change while the RPM is controlled.
Step 5: Status of the Ballast Tanks and Levels are important to observe.
Step 6: Students should be able to interpret time (trend) and X-Y graphs for this operation, as part of the MANAGEMENT LEVEL exercise objectives.
Step 7: Complete the exercise with noting the ME parameter changes.
GDS Engineering R&D is a research and development company, established by the academicians employed at Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty, Tuzla, Istanbul. GDS SERS Development Team has been utilizing engine room simulators since 2001, every year for training of marine engineering students with the following two engineering courses:
ERS I Operational Level Simulator Course: This course is for STCW Operational Level Proficiency Training after completing other Operational Level Courses at 4-year-university level. It is 4 hrs a week continuing for 14 weeks per semester. Each student must take this course to be eligible for long term training onboard a ship.
ERS II Management level Simulator Course: This course is to satisfy the proficiency levels for Management Level. It is 3 hours for 14 weeks and each student must complete the onboard training and then after completing this class for graduation.
Through using simulators in both of these courses since 2001, we gained a good level of expertise on the use of simulators in Maritime Education & Training. Our team has also provided Training of Trainers courses IMO Model Courses 6.09 and 6.10. Some of our team members provided on site training at other Turkish institutions and became experienced on using simulators developed by various manufacturers.
Experienced in academic, engineering, and simulator courses, we have started describing a new simulator, aiming to provide an engine room simulator with the following important characteristics:
Reduction of Learning Time of the Software to Focus on Engine Room Systems Training:
Having different mouse key assignments or keyboard shortcuts in a simulator for various software functions and controls make the software much more complex to use and that affect the training objectives negatively. Therefore;
SERS provide a much less complex user interface allowing trainees focus on the professional tasks for “running the engine room systems” rather than “running the simulator.”
All GUI panels are easily displayed or closed:
“1-Click” Approach for ease of use:
All sysems are operated with a left mouse click.
All software functions are activated with a left mouse click.
All selections are made with a left mouse click.
No hidden functions or keys to use for activating a specific panel.
Fidelity and Realism
Having a more accurate approach on how to display and how to operate the systems and components.
Realistic functionality of pumps, compressors, engines, etc. with mathematical modeling reflecting the realistic time durations and process dynamics.
Realistic remote and local control for the pumps and compressors.
Realistic graphical user interface for electrical system (Circuit Breakers, Remote Panels, Synchronization Panel, etc.)
Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) objects, such as valves, are designed and shown in accordance with the respective international standards. Also, real engine rooms are studied to understand and display the controls, valves, and similar objects with a more understandable object design.
Pipe colors are selected to fit to the international standards. This provides a more comprehensive maritime education approach and ensures enough practice opportunity for diagram reading in the real engine room.
Components are created with various drawing and design software packages, then they are animated for better understanding, and better on-off state indications. For example, trainee could understand a pump is turning and could see there is a flow in a pipe with both color change and observed parameters.
Enough/necessary parameters displayed to understand the engineering principles.
Emphasis on Safety Systems (CO2 Fixed Fire Installation system is included as a separate panel)
Emphasis on Upcoming Regulations or Technology (Inclusion of ME Denoxification system as a separate panel).
Basic sounds (alarms and engine sounds) are implemented. Alarms are implemented appropriately as in the real environment with SILENCE, ACKNOWLEDGE and RESET buttons.
Unique Assessment Features
SERS provides direct evaluation methods with objective evidence of training with the following training outputs:
A text based training report generated for each trainee for each training session.
Screen captures generated for each user action and recorded in a historic time order, allowing to monitor and display the complete flow of the trainee actions.
Instructor monitoring and reaction time display and record for each trainee.
Trainee tools to easily record and maintain the training records.
More Accurate Philosphy is developed for use of SERS for a more Efficient and Realistic “Team Management” Training
“Repeating all functions in distributed computers” approach cause students tend to complete all training functions from one computer only. However;
SERS architecture allow for distributing panels to different units without repeating. Student must complete the task from its designated location.
GDS Mühendislik ARGE San. Tic. Ltd. Şti., 2014 yılında Teknopark istanbul’da kurulmuş olan bir ArGe firmasıdır.
Kısa adıyla GDS;
Denizcilik sektöründe simülatör ürünleri geliştirmekte, özelllikle denizcilik eğitimlerinde kullanılmak üzere Gemi Makine Dairesi (Ship Engine Room Simulator) ve benzeri simülatörler geliştirmektedir. GDS’nin ana ürünü olan Ship Engine Room Simulator (SERS), marka tescili tamamlanmış ve uluslararası denizcillik sertifikasyon ajansı olan ClassNK tarafından sertifikalanmıştır. SERS, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi, One Yachts, ve İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi gibi önemli denizcilik eğitim kurumlarında kullanılmaya başlanmıştır. GDS, SERS yanında Gemi Elektrik Sistemleri Simülatörü gibi diğer denizcilik eğitim simülatörleri de geliştirmiş ve çalışmalarına devam etmektedir.
GDS, Denizcilik Sektörü‘nde projeye özel, bilgi ve tecrübeye dayalı, danışmanlık hizmetleri de vermektedir. ARKAS BIMAR’a ait TÜBİTAK projesi ile Makine Öğrenmesi konulu çalışma devam etmektedir. Karadeniz Holding (Karpowership)’e ait bir gemi için denize yayılan gürültü ölçümü ve analizleri konulu bir çalışma ve uluslararası geçerli bir rapor çalışması yapmıştır. Benzer mühendislik ve danışmanlık çalışmaları ile denizcilik sektörüne hizmetlerimiz devam etmektedir.
Havacılık Sektörü‘ne ait olarak GDS personeli, RTCA-DO-160 Çevresel Test Standardı eğitimi vermekte, bu standarda göre test planı ve testlerin yönetilmesi konusunda hizmet vermektedir.
Savunma Sektörü’nde çok önemli olan MIL-STD-810H konusunda uluslararası deneyimlere sahip okan GDS, bu konuda eğitimler vermekte ve test planı, test gereksinimleri hazırlanması, ve test projelerinin yürütülmesi konusunda sektöre hizmet vermektedir.
GDS personeli aynı zamanda İTÜ Denizcilik Fakültesi’nde akademik kadroda bulunan kişilerden oluşmakta olup İTÜ Denizcilik Test Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi’nde (İTÜ DETAM), üniversite-sanayi işbirlikleri kapsamında test, danışmanlık ve mühendislik hizmetleri sunmaktadır. İngilizce adıyla İTÜ Marine Equipment Test Center (METC), titreşim, sıcaklık, buzlandırma, düşürme, istif, iç basınç, çekme, çentik, sızdırmazlık, tuz sisi gibi çevresel testleri yapabilmektedir.
GDS, ürünleri ve bilgi-deneyim potansiyeli ile global çalışmalara katkı vermeye devam etmektedir.
GDS’ye ait ürünler ve çevrimiçi verilen eğitimler aşağıda listelenmiştir.
Certified for use in training and education of marine engineering cadets.
Certified by ClassNK, a Japanese Classification Society. Class NK is an official member of IACS.
Certification includes IMO STCW 2010 (with Manila Amendments)
Certification type is Full Mission (Class A) type approval.
Certification includes IMO Model Course 2.07 (2017 Edition).
Applicable for Remote (Online) Training
Provides two types of mostly used engine modes.
Simulates all engine room machinery and systems with more than 50 GUI Panels.
Satisfies the High Voltage Training requirements.
Includes Environmental Pollution modules, such as Ballast Water Treamen, Oily Water Separator, ME Denoxification System, and others.
Includes Energy Efficiency modules. Students can compare theoretical studies against the simulator instances using Sunken Diagrams.
Includes engine performance monitoring tools. Students are able to compare the current values againt the baselined ship’s navigation test as well as main engine’s factory test data. The baselined test data are presented within the software to the students with graphs. This our unique approach is to actually duplicate the real world work environment of wachkeeping engineers checking the parameters against the user manuals and engine books with test data.
Provides a realistic environment for emergency operations with all required systems.