Liquid Cargo & Ballast Handling Simulator: LCHS - Chemical

This is a Setup for LCHS - Chemical maritime course by bimsar

Scope and Objective of LCHS - Chemical Course

The Scope & objective of “The Liquid Cargo & Ballast Handling Simulator (LCHS) – Chemical” is to acquire knowledge and develop skills for the effective operation, supervision, and monitoring of Tank Cleaning, Cargo Loading, and Discharging in IMO II/III Chemical Tankers. Additionally, it aims to foster teamwork in these processes.

This course is designed according to the IMO Model Course 1.37 “CHEMICAL TANKER CARGO AND BALLAST HANDLING SIMULATOR” and  addresses the following competence requirements:

  1. Regulation I/12, Sections A-I/12, B- 1/12, B I/12 and
  2. Table A-V/1-I-3 of the STCW Convention and and Code as amended.

The DNV-approved Simulator is based on a 17,000 Mt DWT class Parcel Chemical IMO type II & III Chemical Tanker. Specifically, it’s suitable for the carriage of category X, Y, Z, and other substances in bulk.

The layout of the Parcel Chemical tanker used in the The Liquid Cargo & Ballast Handling Simulator (LCHS) are

  • 20 cargo tanks with No 10 P&S are designated as slop tanks.
  • 20 manifolds are provided on each side for cargo transfer.
  • Tank venting system
  • 20, Centrifugal, Hydraulic Driven Framo pumps for cargo handling
  • 1, Centrifugal, Electric Driven Ballast pump For Chemical tanker,

The simulator also  includes the following components:

  • Cargo control system.
  • Ballast control system.
  • Inert/nitrogen and venting control system.
  • Washing control system for fresh and seawater.
  • Heating control system with steam/thermal oil or hot water as appropriate.
  • Tank drying control system.
  • Pump control system.
  • Hydraulic power pack system or electric motor control panes where appropriate.
  • Oil discharge monitoring system (ODME).
  • Gas detection system.
  • Alarm system.
  • Emergency shutdown system.
  • Manifold system including crossover lines, ‘U’ pieces and flexible hoses connection facility.
  • Terminal connection and cargo chosen capabilities

The Simulator exercises are supervised by an experienced instructor and allow the trainee to become familiar with the operation of Chemical cargo tank cleaning, loading and discharging operation. Each exercise is preceded by a briefing session and followed up by a group debrief, which analyzes the actions and decisions of the trainee.

This course is highly customized to meet and then exceed the industry training requirements for working in Chemica industry. They also focus on the relation between human attitude and a safe and efficient operation of Chemical tankers.

This is a Value added Course conducted using e-Simulator streamed directly to the trainee computer at his/her home.

Target Audience:

All Operation and Management Level officer

Documents Required: 

Please bring following documents on the first day of the Course.

  1. Two Passport Size Photographs
  2. Copies of Passport, CDC, CoC,  and INDOS ( as applicable
Name of the CourseFees (INR)DurationLevel
LCHS – Chemical courseContact Us5 DaysManagement & Operation level Officers 


*Course fees include hand-outs, lunch, tea/coffee only

**Accommodation, travel and flight bookings can be arranged on additional cost basis.

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