27 June 15

On the Mos Way Network – Module #3 – LNG cargo and ballast management training on LCHS simulator

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Safe LNG Cargo Operations is the key to success for promoting LNG as Fuel in Maritime industry, for safe handling of Liquid gas handling and auxiliary operations onboard.  Simulators are the main method of training personnel for liquid cargo handling onboard Bunkering vessel and gas carriers to perform their functions safely and efficiently.

This module is a unique combination of Theory and Practical work on Liquid Gas Handling simulators and communication simulators. The Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator can be used for studying the tanker’s layout, gear and systems


The objective of the module is to give learners a unique combination of theory and practical of LNG handling in liquid and vapor form, Practical Interaction with terminal with regard to communication and handling of cargo including Emergency situations 


The course will mainly cover the practical work on LNG vessel along with the theory aspect of all system and components used in LNG operations on board. The journey of Module learning starts from a new ship delivery and making it ready for LNG cargo reception to normal operations of loading and discharging and finally the gas freeing process of LNG vessel for Dry-docking and Refit. 

Learning Outcomes

After attending this course student should be able to:

  1. Simulated connection or disconnection of loading arms
  2. ESDS setup and testing ESDS.
  3. Practical (simulated) handling of vapor and exchange from shore and or bunkering vessel.
  4. Inerting tanks with Inert gas and Nitrogen.
  5. Management of Inter barrier and annular spaces
  6. Cooling down of tanks prior loading
  7. Gassing up tanks.
  8. Vapor return to bunker vessel or shore and liquefaction of vapor and return to cargo spaces
  9. Manifold and line setup and management
  10. Low rate loading and Bulk loading of cargo including topping off tanks.
  11. Liquid and Vapor calculation.
  12. Management of Gas including BOG for consumption on board.
  13. Theory and practical for machinery used on board ships including, Cryogenic main and stripping  pumps, Vaporizer, LD & HD compressor, cascade refrigeration system.
  14.  Ballast Management
  15. Nitrogen generation and management onboard
  16.  Custody Transfer System


General Information

– Duration: 35Hours

– Fee: No charge

– Distance learning teaching available

– Timing: 19-23 october 2015

– Information: Prof. Stuart McDowall (Stuart.McDowall@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk)

This module, as the others of the project that are not delivered in your country, can be attended through a videoconference tool as system of distance learning. If you live/if you study in one of the countries of the partners, please contact the Partner of your country to attend one of the modules or more.  If you don’t live/if you don’t study in one of the countries of the partners please contact the  partner closer to you to attend one or more modules.
Environmental Protection Engineering SA – elenpoly@epe.gr
City of Glasgow College – Prof. Stuart McDowall (Stuart.McDowall@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk)
IMO’s World Maritime University  – Prof. Aykut Olcer (aio@wmu.se), Dr. Fabio Ballini (fb@wmu.se)
University of Strathclyde (evangelos.boulougouris@strath.ac.uk – leonidas.chrysinas.2013@uni.strath.ac.uk)







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