GTT Training, a unit of the French liquefied natural gas containment system specialist, GTT, has obtained approval from DNV-GL for its new LNG Bunkering & Fuel Gas Handling System simulation model G-Sim.
DNV-GL’s standard specifies the requirements of simulators that are to be used to deliver training to the shipping industry in accordance with the Standards for Training and Certification of Watchkeepers issued by the IMO, and in this case specifically for those vessels built to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels.
This new simulator includes the vessel’s LNG fuel tanks and the complete fuel gas handling management system, along with all the associated support systems as fitted on the latest LNG fuelled vessels and allows a user to undertake any operation with such a system as on board a real vessel. These operations include preparation and management of the LNG fuel tanks, bunkering from different types of suppliers and the supply of gas fuel to the equipment onboard using both compressors and fuel pumps.
The simulator functionality also includes the capability to change the type of LNG fuel tank and the composition of the LNG to be bunkered. A CCTV view of the bunker stations is also included.
“This new simulator is the first of its kinds for LNG as fuel applications. It answers the expectations of training providers and ship-owners desiring to train their teams to the use of LNG as a marine fuel,” said Ray Gillett, General Manager of GTT Training.
The G-Sim software can be used to provide practical training in real time on the methods and procedures to successfully perform any of the operations that may be conducted on multiple types of LNG cargo ships and LNG-fuelled vessels.