H864 - ACS6000 AD/SD marine drive

The goal of this course is to train the participants in the safe operation, control, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of an ACS 6000 drive.

Learning objectives

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

  • Understand the drive topology.
  • Understand the function of propulsion and drive control.
  • Locate the hardware components, verify and replace the drive’s parts.
  • Perform preventive maintenance.


General topics:

  • Introduction to ABB Marine Services.
  • Safety procedures while working on the drive.
  • Medium voltage safety requirements.
  • In-depth theory of the ACS 6000 drive principles. 

Hardware description:

  • Functions of components and PCB’s.
  • Hardware schematics and electrical drawings.
  • Installation guidelines.

Water cooling system:

  • Cooling circuit description.
  • Preventive maintenance.


  • Energizing and de-energizing the converter.
  • Start/stop sequence.

Software introduction:

  • Inverter and excitation software concept.
  • Data exchange between modules.
  • Setting parameters using CDP and DriveWindow.

Fault-tracing and troubleshooting:

  • Interpretation of alarm and fault messages.
  • Replacement of PCB’s and components.
  • Getting help from ABB.


  • Classroom lectures with demonstrations using the training drive.
  • Practical lessons on the training drive.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 4 days
Venue: Singapore 
Turgi, Switzerland
Houston, USA

Marine Power Plant Basic for Technical Staff in ABB propulsion and Marine High Voltage Safety course or similar knowledge is advisable

Additional information: Minimum 6, maximum 8 participants
On-site training available on request
Student profile:

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

Download: Course description as a pdf
Certification: This course has been certified in accordance with "DNV Standard for Certification of Learning Programmes - 3.201"

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