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Learn Maintenance and Programming Functionalities

This course is intended to give personnel who already have some knowledge of controls and turbine operating principles the ability to perform all maintenance and programming functions on a GE Speedtronic™ Mark V controller.

Course Outline

Duration: 10 Days

Week 1 Outline

  • Mark V introduction, history, evolution, IDOS, HMI.
  • Anti-static precautions, training, practical, card removal, handling precautions. EPROM change procedure.
  • Discussion on use of correct tools - practical.
  • Mark V construction and architecture. TMR SIMPLEX <I>. Power supplies testing and practical exercises.
  • Basic turbine operating principles recap. Discussion of role of commissioning engineer, maintenance technician, operators, visiting troubleshooter.
  • Introduction to software and programming exercises.
  • Discussions on field devices and their operating principles.
  • Devices will be provided for hands on experience.
  • I/O training on how to locate physical I/O addresses and how to scale, name, analogue and digital I/O points.
  • Practical exercises to add digital and analogue inputs to the controller.
  • Training on ladder logic, how to compile and edit control sequence and practical exercises.
  • Training to enable students to add a device, install control sequences to process the signal and give an output with an alarm.
  • Basic troubleshooting with View2 and View2T.

Week 2 Outline

  • Discussions on main Mark V servo drivers, fuel control, IGV control and liquid fuel.
  • IDOS displays. Training on how to edit, add command push buttons and construct control screens.
  • Practical exercises enabling students to construct a control screen, add control sequence relating to that screen, control and receive feedback from the physical I/O.
  • Alarm tracing, troubleshooting.
  • Diagnostic alarms.