The desktop hardware console combines features and benefits of a hardware simulator (real levers, gauges, lamps and pushbuttons) with a very compact size. It can be used in normal PC-classrooms as a multiple installation in different configurations.
UNITEST offers the single console simulator in two (2) versions. In one version, the console is dedicated to medium speed engine room (MER3D, MER2) with two (2) main engines, reduction gear and controllable pitch propellers. The second version is dedicated to low-speed engine room (ERC).
General description and application
The UNITEST MS Engine Room Simulator has been based on typical solutions, being presently used in medium-sized engine rooms (two four-stroke type main engines with reduction gear and CPP – controllable pitch propeller).
This simulator is designated for training students of maritime academies as well as for different types of marine vocational training centres. The simulator has universal features and may be used both for training merchant and navy fleet crew.
The main purpose of the simulator is the practical preparation of the trainee for engine room operation, and more particularly:
- familiarization with the basic engine room installation (compressed air system, fresh and sea water cooling system, lubricating and fuel oil system, gear and CPP hydraulic system);
- acknowledgment with main engines and auxiliary equipment starting procedure;
- propulsion system manoeuvring (main engines – reduction gear – CPP).
The simulator has been equipped with a desktop type realistic console that enables main engines, gear and CPP operation and control. A general view of the console has been presented.