H931 – Azipod® VI Technical Training (for ice vessels)

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 VI* 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 e.g. hydraulic steering gear pump, EMRI servo unit (ASU36X)


General topics:

  • Safety procedures while working on the Azipod
  • Terminology and evolution of Azipod propulsion
  • Basics of Azipod hydrodynamics
  • Sub-systems, maintenance and conditioningmonitoring
  • Power, liquid and data transmission system
  • Hydraulic steering gear
  • Hydraulic pump settings and monitoring (innercontrol 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 adjustment(outer control loop)
  • Factory visit


  • Lectures and demonstrations
  • Workshop exercises with demo equipment
  • Visit to machine factory.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 5 days
Venue: Helsinki, Finland

Marine Power Plant Basic for Technical Staff and Azipod® Space Safety course from ABB Marine Academy are advisable.

Additional information: Minimum 6, maximum eight 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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