H881 - Azipod® VO Technical Training

This course provides a deeper understanding of the Azipod® propulsion systems, and how to operate, maintain and troubleshoot the system components.

Learning objectives

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

  • Describe the functions of the different Azipod VO sub-systems and how they interact
  • Understand the importance of correct maintenance.
  • Understand the monitoring possibilities and how to troubleshoot the discussed systems.
  • Perform adjustments on critical system components


  • Safety procedures while working on the Azipod.
  • Terminology and evolution of Azipod propulsion.
  • Basics of Azipod hydrodynamics.
  • Sub-systems, maintenance and conditioning monitoring.
  • Power, liquid and data transmission system.
  • Encoder signal fault tracing.
  • Hydraulic steering gear.
  • Hydraulic pump settings and monitoring (inner control loop).
  • The ASU360 servo unit settings
  • Steering angle feedback assembly and adjustment (outer control loop).
  • Remote control vs. local control.
  • Review of Azipod unit space safety.
  • Factory visit


  • Lectures and demonstrations.
  • Workshop exercises with demo equipment.
  •  Manual exercises; general, propulsion, maintenance.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 5 days
Venue: Helsinki, Finland
Prerequisites: Marine Power Plant Basic for Technical Staff and Azipod Space Safety course from ABB Marine Academy are advisable.
Additional information: Minimum 6, maximum 8 participants
On-site training on request
Student profile:

Marine engineers and electro-technical personnel at operational and management level

Download:  Course description as a pdf

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