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Drives & Motors: training courses


Learn the secrets of an ABB energy assessment in 45 minutes and from the comfort of your own desk.

What will I learn?
Course provides an explanation of how variable speed drives can be used to save up to 50% of the energy in a typical motor-driven application. The course provides guidance on how to spot the energy saving potential.

Who should attend?
Maintenance Managers | Facility Managers | Energy Managers | Consultants. We require a minimum of 4 personnel from the same company to make the course viable. Delegates must be end-users in industry or commerce or energy consultants.

Where and when will the course take place?
The course is available via video call (Skype, TEAMs etc) on a date and time to suit you and your team. With social distancing making site visits less practical, our Lunch 'n' Learn video call training course shows the tricks to finding those applications offering the best energy saving potential.

How long does it take?

This course is expected to run for 45 minutes, followed by an opportunity for questions.

How much does it cost?
This course is free of charge.

How to enrol
Click here to enter your details
Due to COVID-19, we have suspended any face-to-face or classroom training.

Bespoke virtual learning:
However, each of the one hour Lunch 'n' Learn courses details below are available via a Skype or TEAM meeting, by appointment only. Ideally, we would encourage a minimum of 4 personnel to join the training - that way we can encourage better interaction, questions and discussions.

Call to action: To set up your bespoke training session, email energy@gb.abb.com, with details of the course of interest, your preferred dates/times and the number of personnel able to attend.

Lunch 'n' Learn - grasp the essentials within ONE HOUR

ABB's Lunch 'n' Learn training sessions can be delivered to individuals or groups at the customer's premises or an ABB facility.  Most of our training sessions are CPD accredited and last no longer than 1 hour.

Secrets of an ABB energy assessment

What will I learn?
Course provides an explanation of how variable speed drives can be used to save up to 50% of the energy in a typical motor-driven application. The course provides guidance on how to spot the energy saving potential.

Who should attend?

Maintenance Managers | Facility Managers | Energy Managers | Consultants. We require a minimum of 4 personnel from the same company to make the course viable. Delegates must be end-users in industry or commerce or energy consultants.

Where and when will the course take place?
The course is available via video call (Skype, TEAMs etc) on a date and time to suit you and your team. With social distancing making site visits less practical, our Lunch 'n' Learn video call training course shows the tricks to finding those applications offering the best energy saving potential.

How long does it take?

This course is expected to run for 45 minutes, followed by an opportunity for questions.

How much does it cost?

This course is free of charge.

How to enrol
Click here  to enter your details.

Overview of how VSDs help save energy in the HVAC industry

What will I learn?
Course provides an explanation of how variable speed drives can be used to save up to 50% of the cpd certifiedenergy in a typical HVAC application. The course provides guidance on the applications to look out for, the implications to building regulations and the financial incentives involved.

Who should attend?
Maintenance Managers | Facility Managers | Energy Managers | Consultants.

Where will the course take place?
This course can be undertaken at your premises or an ABB facility

When will the course take place?
Our engineer will call you to arrange a mutually convenient date

How long does it take?
The course lasts for one hour

How much does it cost?
This course is free of charge

Interested in registering for this course? Click here to enter your details and one of our engineers will call you to arrange a date and time.



Introduction to drives and motors

What will I learn?
This course provides an introduction to drives and motors and basic operation of an induction cpd certifiedmotor compared to other stating methods. Also introduces energy saving as concept and harmonics and their affect.

Who should attend?
Maintenance Engineers | Electrical & Mechanical Engineers

Where will the course take place?
This course can be undertaken at your premises or an ABB facility

When will the course take place?
Our engineer will call you to arrange a mutually convenient date and time

How long does it take?
The course lasts for one hour

How much does it cost?
This course is free of charge

Interested in registering for this course? Click here to enter your details and one of our engineers will call you to arrange a date and time.



Introduction to harmonics

What will I learn?
This course raises the awareness of harmonics, where they come from, the problems they cause cpd certifiedand the solutions that ABB can offer.

Who should attend?
Maintenance Engineers | Electrical Engineers 

Where will the course take place?

This course can be undertaken at your premises or an ABB facility

When will the course take place?
Our engineer will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient date and time

How long does it take?

The course lasts for one hour

How much does it cost?
This course is free of charge

Interested in registering for this course? Click here to enter your details and one of our engineers will call you to arrange a date and time.



Introduction to SynRM and EU MEPS

What will I learn?
This course raises the awareness of SynRM motor technology and its benefits compared to other cpd certifiedtechnologies. Course looks at the new EU MEPS rules and how they will effect motor purchasing in the future.

Who should attend this course?
Maintenance Managers | Mechanical and Electrical Engineers | Finance Managers

Where will the course take place?
This course can be undertake at your premises or an ABB facility

When will the course take place?
Our engineer will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient date and time

How long does it take?
This course lasts for one hour

How much does it cost?
This course is free of charge

Interested in registering for this course? Click here to enter your details and one of our engineers will call you to arrange a date and time.



VSD Systems Energy Efficiency

What will I learn?
This course provides an understanding of how drives; motors; driven loads and filters should be cpd certifiedselected to ensure system efficiency is optimal, without making system efficiency worse by selecting the wrong equipment.

Who should attend this course?
Maintenance Engineers | Mechanical & Electrical Engineers

Where will the course take place?
This course can be undertaken at your premises or an ABB facility

When will the course take place?
Our engineer will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient date and time

How long does it take?
This course lasts for one hour

How much does it cost?
This course is free of charge

Interested in registering for this course? Click here to enter your details and one of our engineers will call you to arrange a date and time.



Selection and operation rules for submersible pumps

What will I learn?
You will be able to:
   -  Determine specific issues with submersible applications that would require further assistance
   -  Determine what questions to ask in order to determine the correct drive for the application
   -  Gather the appropriate data in order to correctly size a VSD

Who should attend?
End-users. Contractors. Consultants

Where will the course take place?
This course can be undertaken at your premises or an ABB facility

When will the course take place?
Our engineer will call you to arrange a mutually convenient date

How long does it take?
The course lasts 30 minutes

How much does it cost?
This course is free of charge

Interested in registering for this course? Click here  to enter your details and one of our engineers will call you to arrange a date and time.

More In-depth training

Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended the following in-depth skills development courses as they require a classroom environment.

However, we are able to offer a shorter version of these courses via Skype or TEAM meeting. To enquire, in the first instance, please email energy@gb.abb.com

ACH580/ACH480 HVAC drives - start up, maintenance and service - hands on training

What will I learn?
On this course you will learn how to install; start-up; adjust; operate and maintain the ACH550 cpd certifieddrive.  Also included is basic troubleshooting and repairs.

Who should attend?
Maintenance Engineers | Mechanical Engineers | Design Engineers

Where will the course take place?
You decide - we can come to your facility or you can come to an ABB facility

What is the date of the course?
No fixed date - our engineer will call you to arrange a mutually convenient date and time

How long does it take?
This is a full day course - 6 hours

How much does it cost?
Price on application

Interested in registering for this course? Click here  to leave your details and one of our engineers will call you to discuss further.



Energy Assessment - hands on training course

What will I learn?
This is a 2 day classroom course with practical exercises on assessing energy using variable cpd certifiedspeed drives. The course explains how a variable speed drive operates to allow it to save energy including PID control. The course explores the facts behind climate changes; the energy market and ways that companies can save energy through properly identifying potential applications for energy saving and correct product placement, while ensuring safe and appropriate working practices.

Who should attend?
Energy Managers | Maintenance Managers|

Where will the course take place?
This course takes place at an ABB facility (to be confirmed)

What is the date of the course?
An engineer will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient date

How long does it take?
This is a two day course - 12 hours (excluding breaks)

How much does it cost?
Price on application

Interested in registering for this course? Click here to enter your details and one of our engineers will call you to discuss further.