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Basic Overview of GE Operating Requirements

This course is designed to help operators understand the basics of GE heavy duty gas turbines and how the Mark V controls system using the HMI governs the critical parameters. Participants will increase their skills in relating machine operating requirements to Speedtronic controls.

Course Duration: 3 Days

Course Outline

Gas Turbine Control Fundamentals

  • Gas Turbine Principles of Operation
  • Governing System Requirements

Introduction to Heavy Duty Gas Turbines

  • GT Components
  • Operating Systems
  • Auxiliary Systems
  • Video (Major Components of the Gas Turbine)

Introduction to the Speedtronic Controls System

  • Instrument Field Devices and Device Summary
  • Introduction to Major Control Loops Gas Turbine Controls
  • Startup/Speed/Temperature/Acceleration Control Loops
  • Protection Controls

Control Displays

  • User Defined Display and Display Programs
  • Software Tools
  • Difference Between and HMI Software
  • Data Acquisition on Mark V Interface
  • How to Interpret Sequencing Using Dynamic Rung Display


  • Gas Turbine Process and Diagnostic Alarms
  • Easy approach to Mark V Panel Systems Alarms
  • Using Rung Display for Fault
  • Generator Control and Excitation Synchronizing and Loading