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Crew competence is the key to improve economy and safety in the maritime industry. Understanding the process is crucial for engineers to achieve optimum engine control in day-to-day operations and for handling emergencies and abnormal situations that might occur.

As a major world-wide supplier of ship automation and control systems, KONGSBERG has a detailed knowledge of the systems and processes onboard and a thorough understanding of the industry’s training needs.

To meet the present and future training needs in the maritime and offshore industry, we have developed a sophisticated engine room simulator, K-Sim® Engine (previously known as Neptune). K-Sim® Engine includes a range of engine models, all of which are certified by DNV GL and exceeds the existing STCW requirements.

Highly realistic training tool

All K-Sim® Engine models are developed based on actual ship specifications and performance data, making the simulator as realistic as possible. K-Sim® Engine 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.

From desktop to full mission simulators

We offer cost-effective solutions to fit every requirement and budget. K-Sim® Engine can be configured from a PC desktop to an operational full mission engine room simulator using custom panels and ship equipment. In addition, we provide an e-learning (web-enabled) module and the possibility to use floating licences, giving training centres maximum value for money.

Maximum flexibility

The flexible system makes the possibility to customize simulator solutions for our clients specific training needs. The engine control room may be represented by any combination of interactive mimic panels, operational panels/consoles or desk-top stations. The concept allows individually laid out control rooms to meet exact customers requirements. Based on the same core software for all configurations, the system can be upgraded or expanded at any time during its life span.

Instructor system

K-Sim® Engine Instructor system is designed to enhance the quality of simulation training by providing complete, intuitive and user-friendly control of student exercises. The instructor can develop customized exercise modules for individuals, teams or a combination of both. With an automatically recording of all activity during the exercise, a replay function for debriefing and a built-in assessment system, structured training and objective student evaluation have never been easier.

Realistic training scenarios

KONGSBERG tailor our customers training facility to their specific needs and develop training programs to meet your goals. To enable this, the NEPTUNE architecture is extremely flexible, and can be used across a range of different interfaces offering benefits in value, flexibility and realism. In addition, we are able to integrate our NEPTUNE engine room simulator with K-Chief, a real automation system. This gives a new level of realism, as crew can train on the identical equipment that they will later operate onboard ships. 

Competence building

The learning objective is to understand and operate the entire engine room system in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. Whether choosing a K-Sim® Engine full mission or PC desktop system, students or employees will learn a vast array of skills thanks to the pedagogical values and high fidelity realism the engine room simulator systems offer.

Typical basic operational training for junior officers:

  • Preparing for getting underway
  • Manoeuvring to open sea
  • Steady steaming
  • Approaching harbour
  • Finishing with engine
  • Operation of auxiliary boilers and cargo turbines

Typical advanced operational training for senior officers:

  • Failures and Emergencies
  • Team training
  • Fault diagnosis and tracking
  • Crisis management
  • Restoring to normal operation

Typical economy/optimizing studies for senior officers:

  • Fouling & wear
  • Combustion performance
  • Control loop optimizing
  • Heat balance/recovery
  • Variable pitch
  • External conditions
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