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H880 - Azipod® C technical training

The goal of this course is to train the participants to start-up, operate, maintain and troubleshoot the ABB drive system for Azipod C vessels.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Have advanced knowledge of Azipod C system.
  • Understand the functioning of the propulsion and drive control.
  • Operate and maintain ACS800 Azipod C drive system.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of the system.

Theory and exercises on the PC tool programs are included.


General topics:

  • Introduction to the Azipod C system.
  • Safety procedures while working on the Azipod.
  • Azipod C structure and maintenance.
  • General presentation of ACS800 drives.
  • Summary of Azipod C control.

Hardware description:

  • ACS800 propulsion and steering drives.
  • Construction and function of diode supply units.
  • Construction and function of liquid cooling units.
  • Construction and function of inverter units.
  • Construction and function of braking units.
  • AC800M control system.


  • Removal and installation of Diode Supply Unit (DSU) and Inverter Unit (INU).
  • Filling of Liquid Cooling Unit (LCU).
  • Change the Fans.
  • Control Drive Panel (CDP) operation.
  • Propulsion and steering control.
  • Operating with Azipod C.
  • AC800M system recover with CF card.

Software introduction:

  • DriveWindow.
  • Download/save parameters to and from drive units with DriveWindow.
  • Compact Control Builder and CF card.

Fault-tracing and troubleshooting:

  • Interpret alarms and fault messages of CDP panel and  DriveWindow.
  • LED status of AC800M.
  • Maintenance and module replacements.


  • Classroom  lectures.
  • Demonstration and practical lessons on training ACS800LC and steering simulator.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 5 days
Venue: Helsinki

Marine power plant basic for technical staff in ABB propulsion

Additional information: Minimum 5, maximum 6 participants
Student profile:

Marine engineers and electrotechnical personnel at operational and management level

Download: Course description as a pdf

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