Diamond Offshore invests in full motion ballast control simulator

Diamond Offshore has purchased a full motion ballast control simulator from Fidelity Flight Simulation.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Diamond Offshore has purchased a full motion ballast control simulator from Fidelity Flight Simulation. According to Diamond, the replication of the ballast control room and the design of the simulator will allow the company to provide ballast control operations, stability, and emergency procedures training for almost all four-hull semisubmersible, two-hull semisubmersible, and jackup oil rigs in its fleet.

The simulator will be mounted on Fidelity’s six degree-of-freedom motion base.

“Fidelity is able to simulate the cues the ballast control operators will sense to allow them to prevent unstable rig operations and react quickly and effectively in emergency conditions,” says Mark Limbach, director of business development for Fidelity Flight Simulation. “Historical data clearly shows an unstable working platform in an actual or simulated emergency scenario has an impact on decision-making. We want to provide as realistic of a simulation as possible to protect the rigs and enhance safety.”

08/25/2009

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