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All-Level Controls System Training

This program is intended for all control technicians and engineers, no matter their level of experience. The training will offer the attendees in-depth knowledge to work with the Mark VI controls system in application with gas turbines. This training will familiarize them with the hardware and software components of the controls system. It will develop strong skills in process alarm troubleshooting and analysis of the control code.

Additional Training Includes:

  • LVDT Calibration
  • Control Interface (Cimplicity HMI)
  • Software Programming
  • Sequence Editing
  • Diagnostic Alarm Troubleshooting.

A Mark VI simulator will be used to provide the participants with hands on training.

Course Outline

Duration: 5 Days

Day 1 Outline

  • Course Outline/Objectives
  • Equipment Review
  • Overview of Turbine/Controls Systems
  • GE Documentation Conventions
  • Control Specs Piping Schematics I/O Report
  • Panel/Network Layout
  • Controls Fundamentals
  • TMR Operation/Design Philosophy
  • Panel Layout
  • Introduction to Operator Interface (HMI) Configuration
  • HMI/Mark VI File Structure Operator Interface (HMI) Displays
  • Introduction to Graphics Application Software (Cimplicity)

Day 2 Outline

  • Introduction to Controller Application Software
  • Toolbox
  • Exercise:
    Finder (Application Software Search Engine)
  • Introduction to Software Configuration
  • Exercise:
    Signal Tracing VPRO Configuration/Protection Software
    Blockware Concepts and Diagrams

    Day 3 Outline
  • Blockware Functions and Algorithms
  • Exercise:
    Alarm Trace #1
    Alarm Trace #2
    Alarm Trace #3
  • Forcing Signals/Changing Control Constants
  • Exercise:
    Toolbox: Logic and Analog Forcing/Control Constants
    Introduction to Signal Data Base (SDB) Exercise
    Using the SDB

Day 4 Outline

  • Hardware Configuration
  • LVDT Calibration Procedure
  • Exercise:
    LVDT Calibration
  • Sequencing Editing Adding Software Changes Validation/Build/Download
  • Exercise:
    Adding I/O and Alarm
    Cimplicity #2
    Adding a Macro

    Day 5 Outline
  • Troubleshooting/Diagnostics
  • Exercise
    Toolbox: “Ready to Start”
  • Exercise:
    Toolbox: Trending
  • Trip History
  • Mark VI Toolbox Graphics/Data Collection
  • Questions and Answers
  • Review
  • Final Test