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Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of March 2013 Maritime Reporter Magazine 49L-3 DPA Liquid Cargo Handling SimulatorL-3 D.P. Associates (L-3 DPA) delivered upgrades of its Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator (LCHS) soft- ware to four maritime training academies and train- ing centers. These LCHS upgrades, which include a new software platform and graphics engine, have been installed on existing LCHS training systems at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Mass.; Teekay Shipping Training Center and Italian Maritime Academy Philippines, both in Manila, Phil-ippines; and Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy, Subic Bay, Philippines. ?The enhanced graphics that have been integrat-ed on L-3?s LCHS systems increase training scenar- io realism and improve the transfer of knowledge for junior and senior personnel responsible for handling bulk liquids and gases,? said Dennis Corrigan, presi- dent of L-3 DPA. ?These software upgrades equip our customers with models to simulate any liquid cargo handling system and underscore our ongoing commitment to provide maritime academies and training centers with highly effective, state-of-the-art training solutions.?L-3 DPA?s LCHS trains crewmembers on the use of modern control consoles and interfaces used in the day-to-day handling of bulk liquids and gases while at sea in modern vessels or at shore termi- nals. This PC-based system, which supports both in- dividual and networked training, includes an instruc-tor station connected to multiple student stations. Depending on the training objective, the LCHS sys-tems can be con gured as separate ships, multiple ships or grouped together as a single control room. Intelligent monitoring and feedback software sup- ports student self-training, and serves as a sophis- ticated competence measurement and assessment Packaging: It is possible to split e.g. one purchase order into differ- ent shipments so that some urgent spares are sent via air and the rest of the PO will be sent through normal sea freight.Shipment: When the Þ nal box or container is ready for shipment the operator can create and print all required documents such as packing slips, dangerous goods labels and pro forma/customs invoices. SIS is also launching a new version of the of-Þ ce purchasing system ? Star FSM 2.0. Star FSM has been built using the latest in IT technology and now also handles purchasing contracts and automation of purchasing processes. Dynaß ow, Inc. announces new de- velopments in its 3DYNAFS CFD software suite. Enhanced general CFD capabilities are now available with spe-cialization in interfacial ß ows, bubble dynamics, cavitation, two-phase ß ows, surface waves, ship hydrodynamics and ß uid/structure interaction. Five major modules are available: a Boundary Ele-ment Method (BEM) module, a Viscous ß ow (VIS) module, a Discrete Singu- larity Method (DSM) module, a Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) module and a Compressible ß ow (COMP) module. Veson Nautical unveils its LNG mod- ule for IMOS (Integrated Maritime Op-erations System). A complete solution for LNG voyage management, the module is designed to enable operators to manage the chartering, operations, Þ nancials, and freight risk speciÞ c to the LNG sector. Its features include:- Capture of Fuel Oil Equivalent (FOE) LNG consumption in contracts, operations, and voyage Þ nancials- Consumption calculations based on conÞ gurable FOE speed/consumption ta- bles with support for multiple consump-tion modes: LNG (natural and forced boil off), Dual Fuel, and IFO- Automated transfer of LNG data via electronic vessel reports to shore-based IMOS system- LNG ves- sel performance benchmarked against vessel/TCI/TCO con-sumption curvesAmarcon, a member of the ABB group, re- ceived an OC-TOPUS-Onboard order for the new build Dockwise Vanguard, a large heavy lift ves-sel which was launched in No-vember 2012 and is currently un-dergoing her sea trials. The Dockwise Vanguard will be equipped with OCTOPUS-Onboard for motion monitoring, response predic-tion and heavy-weather decision sup-port during heavy cargo transportations. The vessel will also be equipped with a three sensor motion measurement set-up. This way multiple critical locations of the vessel, for instance the cargo, can be measured and displayed on the bridge of the vessel. The OC- TOPUS product line is part of ABB?s Vessel Information and Control (VICO) systems suite which incorporates a full range of automation and advisory solutions speciÞ cally for marine applications, based on ABB?s Þ eld-proven pro- cess automation tech-nologies.Eco Marine Power (EMP) will use the KEI 3240 Data Logger supplied by KEI Sys-tem Ltd (KEI) of Osaka, Japan, to verify fuel savings and measure the performance of its Aquarius MRE System ? a wind and solar power solution for sustainable shipping. The KEI 3240 Data Logger is a ß exible and robust marine computer based system that can collect and log various performance data for a vessel in-cluding engine power output. Hundreds of ships have already been Þ tted with the KEI 3240 Data Logger and the system has proven its reli-ability over many years. The KEI 3240 Data Logger can be installed on a variety of ships such as tug boats, cargo vessels and bulk carriers. It can also be retro-Þ tted to ships al- ready in operation or installed for example as part of a hybrid marine propulsion upgrade. The use of the KEI 3240 Data Logger will provide a ship?s crew with real time information regarding how much fuel consumption is being reduced through the use of Aquarius MRE Sys- tem. This and other data can also be recorded and analyzed later. HydroComp, Inc. has deployed a new CRP system analysis module into Hydro- Comp NavCad, soft-ware for the prediction and analysis of vessel speed and power per- formance. Published comparisons of the ef-Þ ciency between stan- dard Þ xed-pitch pro- pellers (FPP) and CRP propellers typically indicate that CRPs are between 3% and 10% more efÞ cient. It is often presumed that the efÞ ciency gains of a CRP are due solely to recovery of energy lost in the rotational ß ow of a single propel- ler. While recovery of rotational energy is partly responsible for the efÞ ciency gains with a CRP, much of the gain actu- ally occurs due to improved inß ow and the reduction in propeller blade loading (with its corresponding change in RPM and blade area ratio).HydroComp evaluated an extensive catalog of published studies that made direct comparison between FPP and CRP propellers . From the results of this evaluation, a new CRP performance pre- diction method was developed around a ?system-level? model using only the representative deÞ nition of one propeller in the set to determine the overall system performance. The intent of the new CRP method is to reasonably predict the over- all performance of a CRP ?system. Wärtsilä is passionate about optimising lifecycle value by offer- ing whatever our customers in the marine industry need from the most complete offering of marine products, integrated solutions and services. Wärtsilä John Stenbergin ranta 2 00530 Helsinki, Finland Telephone: +358 10 709 0000 Fax: +358 10 709 5700 Wartsila EL MR March 13.indd 11/25/2013 10:30:50 AML-3 D.P. Associates Delivers Liquid Cargo Handling Simulation Software Upgrades3DYNAFS: A CFD Software Package OCTOPUS-Onboard was chosen for the world?s largest heavy cargo ship Dockwise Vanguard. New system prediction of Contra-Rotating Propellers with HydroComp NavCa MR #3 (42-49).indd 49MR #3 (42-49).indd 493/4/2013 5:08:41 PM3/4/2013 5:08:41 PM

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