About this course
The course commences with the vessel having left the shipyard with cargo tanks containing only dry air, and follows a voyage cycle during the course of the week. This includes initial inerting of interbarrier spaces and cargo tanks and pipelines, gassing up of cargo tanks and lines, cooling down, loading, gas burning on a loaded voyage, discharge (with or without shore vapour return), cargo tank management on a ballast voyage and the pre-docking operations to gas free the vessel.
Each operation is preceded with a briefing to discuss the operation and equipment to be used. The detail and level of demonstration prior to conducting the operation is varied depending on delegate experience.
Each operation concludes with a debriefing where delegates discuss their experience with the instructor to consolidate their learning experience.
- 136,00m3 LNG carrier with a GTT MkIII membrane and steam propulsion system
- Two cargo pumps, a spray pump and emergency pump trunking per cargo tank
- Two high duty compressors
- Two low duty compressors
- One low duty heater
- One high duty heater
- One LNG vaporiser
- One forcing vaporiser
- Three electric driven ballast pumps serving 10 ballast tanks
- Fixed gas detection system
- Portable gas detection system
- Interbarrier space nitrogen system and controllers
- Cofferdam heating system
We currently offer two versions of the LNG simulator course. The alternative LNG Cargo Operations – Management Level (SIGTTO) course is best suited to those who already have some LNG experience and follows the syllabus set out by SIGTTO in their suggested LNG competence standard (second edition 2008) at the management level.
The course follows the same drydock to drydock voyage cycle as the LNG Tanker Operations course but includes a wider range of subjects as set out in the SIGTTO syllabus.
Course delivery location
From 1 June 2019, this course will be delivered from our new maritime simulation centre at Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please check your joining instructions for further information.
How to book
Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004
Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30
Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.
Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.
This course is run on demand. Please contact the admissions team for availability.