H865 - SAMI Megastar marine drive

The goal of this course is to teach students to operate, maintain and trouble-shoot Megastar W in marine applications. Students will learn how the Megastar is connected to the vessel automation system. The training covers the SAMI Megastar W single/parallel drive, and drives with the APC-controller.

Learning objectives

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

  • Understand the safety requirements of medium voltage drive systems.
  • Operate and test SAMI Megastar W–drives using the control panel and PC-tools.
  • Understand the meaning of alarm and fault messages.
  • Trace and correct simple faults.


  • Safety procedures while working on the drive.
  • Hardware and software overview.
  • Component and board functions.
  • Reading and interpreting circuit diagrams and part lists.
  • Control panel functions.
  • Preventive  maintenance.
  • Fault tracing.
  • Replacing HV–components.
  • Using PC-tools for the Megastar.


  • Workshop with presentations and demonstrations held in classroom.
  • Perform tests and measurements on a fully equipped demonstration drive.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 4 days
Venue: Vaasa

Marine power plant basic for technical staff in ABB propulsion and marine high voltage safety or similar knowledge is advisable

Additional information: Minimum 4, 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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