Propulsion Module 1

Marine Propulsion Electrical Drives Characteristics

Training 21 - 22 november 2023

When you have completed the training ‘Electrical Drive Characteristics’, you will be able to decide which type of electrical drive component and/or system will be suited best for a particular vessel design. The theory is practised by means of exercises.The international setting offers participants a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and to network with colleagues, clients and suppliers. Meld je aan

Target group

This module is intended for designers and (sales) engineers who deal with the integration or the design of marine propulsion systems and in particular electrical propulsion during concept design phase. It will also be of interest to people who come across aspects of these systems during their (daily) work and who wish to learn more about the working principle of marine electrical propulsion systems.

Costs (excl. VAT)
  • Members € 1.225,-
  • Non-members € 1.550,-

The 21st  & 22nd of November from 09.00 – 17.00 hours.


The lecturer is Paul Bracké, former Manager Technology at Bakker Sliedrecht Electro Industrie BV. The training covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to electrical propulsion systems and their components
  • Electrical propulsion: design aspects, reasons for choosing electric propulsion (safety, noise and vibrations), propulsion concepts, installation, environmental aspects, operating conditions
  • Power generation: voltage control, load sharing, diesel generator, isochronous control
  • Electrical design aspects electric machines: AC, DC and asynchronous machines and their working principle
  • Mechanical design aspects electric machines: bearings, temperature rise, cooling methods, protection of systems
  • Dynamic positioning: design aspects for different propulsion concepts, (redundant) power and distribution, integrated automation system, vessel management and control, lay-out systems
  • Standards for electrical propulsion
  • Electrical components and their physical working principles: resistor, inductor, capacitor, diode, thyristor, transistor, rectifier, chopper
  • Characteristics and types of inverters, converters and transformers
  • Theory of electric power: Kirchoff’s first and second law, vector representation, complex calculations, 3-phase systems
  • EMC: Electromagnetic Compatibility, Electromagnetic Emission and Immunity
  • Electromagnetic fields, forces and inductions, incl. Faraday’s Law, Lenz’s Law, Lorentz’s Law
  • Harmonic distortion and short circuit calculations
  • High voltage installations: physical characteristics, safety, design high voltage switchboards
  • Fuel cells: working principle, fuel cell types, installation
  • Superconductive machines
  • History and development of electric propulsion systems

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