An Engine Room Simulator as a Tool for Environmental Education of Marine Engineers

  • Rafał LaskowskiEmail author
  • Leszek Chybowski
  • Katarzyna Gawdzińska
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 354)


This paper presents a possibility of using a full-mission engine room simulator as a tool for educating marine engineer officers. Basic technical data have been shown for full-mission engine room simulator Kongsberg Neptune MC90-IV which is used to educate marine engineers by the Maritime University of Szczecin. An example of classes in the simulator has been described explaining selected issues of the sea environment and its protection to the students. The exercise is about the operation of the main engine fuel supply system injected by the fuel-water emulsion to decrease the emission of toxic exhaust gases components. According to the authors, the proposed exercise in the simulator may greatly contribute to the development of conscious and responsible machinery exploitation and pro-ecological behaviour during the engine room operation. Exercise assumptions and results obtained during it have been presented together with the conclusions drawn when using the engine room simulator to create pro-ecological behaviour of marine engineers.


human-machine interface in education full-mission simulator marine engine room marine engineers education NOx reduction in exhaust gases fuel-water emulsion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafał Laskowski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Leszek Chybowski
    • 1
  • Katarzyna Gawdzińska
    • 2
  1. 1.BP Maritime Services (Singapore) PTE. LimitedSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Faculty of Marine EngineeringMaritime University of SzczecinSzczecinPoland

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