New 3D virtual application for K-Sim Cargo Simulator

Adam Foster
Adam Foster

05 February 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 value to their customers while meeting the industry need to secure the safety and efficiency of cargo transfer operations. Kongsberg say that the new 3D virtual solution is a direct response to customer requests for high fidelity outside deck area training to accompany the existing 3D engine room capabilities of KONGSBERG’s K-Sim Engine simulator. The first 3D virtual model for K-Sim Cargo is based on a customised simulation model of a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), M/T “Kiho” that will be delivered to Magsaysay training center in Manila next month. 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 even more realism, contributing further to the quality of training available for general and hazardous cargo operations. KONGSBERG’s established K-Sim Cargo simulator includes a range of cargo vessel models, all of which are certified by DNV GL and exceeding the existing STCW requirements. 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 visualized deck area systems in 3D in the years to come,” explains Product Manager, Leif P. 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.”