Smooth Transition from Construction Phase to a Full Operation of LNG Carriers Using a Real-time Simulator (eBook)

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January 2000

Smooth Transition from Construction Phase to a Full Operation of LNG Carriers Using a Real-time Simulator (eBook)

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This paper describes a proprietary real-time simulator that verifies onboard control systems. (14pp)

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In the offshore gas transportation business the profitability is largely dependent on the vessel construction time as well as the overall cost. Reduction of the vessel construction time contributes to a favorable cash-flow (capital expenditure versus revenue return) to the shipowner by making timely deployment of LNG carriers to the transportation service. However, the amount of the required time from the start of the new shipbuilding to the commissioning and full operation can not be easily shortened in normal situation.

Commissioning of a highly complicated LNG carrier control system requires verifying every component and systems including the boil-off gas management, automatic boiler combustion control, most of which can only be tested during actual gas trial. For those who do not have previous LNG carrier operation experience, training their crew for the new vessel and/or the system is inevitable to ensure safe and economic operation. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has developed a state-of-the-art real-time simulator to verify the onboard control system and to train operators for safe operation. The simulator covers most of the important cargo and machinery operation of LNG carriers such as boiler, turbine, boil-off gas management system, low duty compressor, cargo loading/unloading, tank protection, and other safety functions. By using the dedicated simulator, transition from the construction phase to the full operation could be successfully implemented.

Paper Delivered by:
Eung-Shik Inn (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co)
Sung-Rak Choi (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co)

Prepared for:
Gastech Houston 2000

Title: Smooth Transition from Construction Phase to a Full Operation of LNG Carriers Using a Real-time Simulator (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g103
Published Date: January 2000

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