Application Of 3D Computer Simulation For Marine Engineers As A Hazard Prevention Tool
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R. Cwilewicz & L. Tomczak
It is well established that one of the major factors of accident prevention on board is the perfect theoretical and practical knowledge possessed by engine room officers while operating engines and auxiliary equipment. This paper describes the latest developments in 3D computer simulation applications, designated for the familiarization with marine machinery, especially taking into account the hazard mitigation aspect and the strengthening of the emergency response. The paper includes the example of 3D computer simulation concerning emergency generator plant, where trainees have possibilities to develop operational skills, update their know-how and refresh emergency procedures. This installation plays a vital role in the safety on board. Thus, it is of extreme importance that trainees acquire the capacity to react in a prompt and effective manner to emergency situations. This new 3D simulation technique especially emphasizes the relationship between the simulation and the realism of machinery operation. The basic tasks for computer simulation in maritime education are equally described, taking into consideration the new methods and procedures for accident prevention. This papers’ conclusion is that the use of 3D computer simulation in maritime education results in increased emergency preparedness and in consequence, leads to hazard mitigation and reduces the risk of human error in the operation and maintenance of marine equipment. Keywords: 3D computer simulation, marine engine room simulators, hazard prevention in operation and maintenance of marine machinery.
3D computer simulation, marine engine room simulators, hazard prevention in operation and maintenance of marine machinery.