At Campus Lindholmen there is Sweden's most extensive simulator center for education and research in shipping. There is a total of 9 different simulators. These are Full Mission Bridge Simulator, Nautical Operations Studio, Cargo Operations Studio, GMDSS Simulator, Engine Operations Simulator, Bridge Operations Simulator, Scrubber, Maritime and DP Simulator.
In addition to the simulators in our premises, there are also several exercise platforms where students can practice life saving, fire extinguishing and more. Our simulators come from Transas and Kongsberg companies.
We do not have the opportunity to receive private individuals for views in the simulator center. If you are interested in visiting us, you are welcome when we have an open house at the department.
In our Full Mission Bridge Simulator, it is possible to do a complete simulation of the operations performed on a real ship. Maneuvering takes place in different weather and environments, including in restricted areas. Our Full Mission Bridge Simulator can be collaborated with the Swedish Maritime Administration's bridge simulator and VTS simulator, located at the department. We also have a separate navigation simulator for navigational exercises on shipyards.
Cargo Operations Studio cargo simulator develops training and loading studies for boarding, terminal and land-based occupations. With the help of modern technology, the reality is rebuilt with regard to technical interfaces for loading and unloading, the journey's implementation and market, as well as communication interfaces between the ship, operator, customer and supplier.
Our Nautical Operations Studio (NOS) consists of six Kongsberg desktop vessels, with four 24-inch screens, two for visual and nautical instruments, and two that can be started as radar or ECDIS. One bridge is used as the instructor and on the other five stations the the instructor program can also be run to build or run exercise locally on each bridge. There are also ten stations for various applications such as PORTSIM, SMHI weather routing, and so forth.
Our GMDSS simulator (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) provides opportunities for students to learn how to handle all GMDSS equipment for ROC and GOC-equipped vessels. Calling procedures, emergency and security procedures are practiced with different communication games. Live call and traffic to real coastal radio stations via VHF, MF, HF and satellite systems are made on our ship radio stations. This gives a greater understanding of how radio systems work in reality, than the simulated environment can provide. The IMO requirements for the ROC (Model Course 1.26) and GOC (Model Course 1.25) are met by this simulator and its shipping stations. Course offerings are aimed at both external courses and the line programs. The radio simulator is manufactured by Transas.
The engineers spend a lot of time here to train the operation of the engine room's different systems. The simulator is also used in other areas of education, such as language, control technology, thermodynamics and flow theory and more.
Our bridge simulator from Kongsberg consists of five identical docks. Here are courses in navigation, radar navigation and anti-collision navigation using ARPA, ECDIS and manoeuvring. During the evening, it is manned up to a couple of nights a week during the reading period of the SBST (Student Based Simulator Training).
A scrubber is used to clean ship exhaust gases, especially with regard to sulfur oxides (SOX). By scrubbing (washing) the exhaust gases into a fine spray of seawater, the emission of acidifying sulfur oxides reduces to the atmosphere. However, the washing water is very acidic (about pH 3, comparing to the natural water of the sea water about pH 8) and may contain other contaminants such as heavy metals and organic pollutants. Today, no independent studies have been made of possible effects on the marine environment when discharging scrubber water.
At Maritiman, Chalmers shipping students get to know what it is like to screw, drive systems with safe operation, learn everything about electricity, learn to take into account the environment for exhaust gas cleaning while on board a rocking ship.
Dynamic positioning (DP) is widely used in the Offshore industry to carry out advanced operations for a long time, requiring high position accuracy. Shipping and marine technology have invested in simulators that will be used for training and simulation within Dynamic Positioning (DP), in order to meet increased interest from our students as well as from industry.