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CBT launched for ballast water management

Alfa Laval is introducing a Computer-Based Training (CBT) system to boost crew knowledge of its ballast water management technology and help companies to ensure compliance with IMO and US Coast Guard (USCG) requirements.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The CBT for the Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 system is an online/offline training tool that serves as a complement to crew training on board or at training centres. Combining self-study, a 3D computer simulator and a final self-assessment, the training can be incorporated into existing e-learning portfolios and certification programmes.

The training package begins with self-study on the problem of invasive species and ballast water management, as well as PureBallast 3 components and operation.

This knowledge can then be supplemented using the 3D simulator, which promotes familiarity with the system and its integration with the vessel’s piping and tanks. Trainees can use the technology to explore and operate a computer-simulated PureBallast 3 system, learning how to start processes and attend to alarms.

The training concludes with self-assessment testing, consisting of randomised questions that cover both ballast water management in general and PureBallast 3 specifically, with the results documented in a printed training report.{/mprestriction}

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