Mark V Engineer & Technician Training

Course Objective

To obtain an understanding of how to troubleshoot, maintain and improve GE Gas Turbine (GT) operation using the GE Speedtronic™ Mark V (Mark V) Turbine Control Panel (TCP).

Course Description

Covering the fundamentals, architecture, software, operation, and maintenance of a mk5, the course introduces the GT major components, associated systems, and TCP preparation for operation. The Cases provide a unique insight and understanding with direct application as practical tips or potential enhancements.

For courses delivered at our Hawthorne, NY Training Center, we utilize our energized Mark V panel and our custom built simulator. For Customer Site training, we utilize only our simulator.

Multi-Customer Seminar Scheduled: TBD

Course Outline

Duration: 5 Days

Day 1
  • Intro: Instructor & Delegates. Brief overview.
  • Manuals and Drawings
  • Welcome: where are we? Initial Questions/Discussion
  • Rung Ladder Logic: Intro to the programming language
  • Photo album – Layout: Cores, Power Supply, PDM, I/O
  • GT Operation – Article: This is Droop Control. Feat. Isochronous
  • Droop Control Exercise
  • Navigation #1 – Screens, Files, Directories – Dos and don’ts
  • Rung Ladder Logic Reading – Inversion masks, Failsafe Design
  • Rung Ladder Logic: Exercises + L86CB – Code it, check w/actual
Day 2
  • Nomenclature Review of Device Function Numbers
  • CSP + TC2KREPT + IO.ASG + IOCONFIG – what changed from Mark IV
  • MCC Drawings – Relationship with TCP
  • Navigation #2 – Detailed description of screen displays – cont.
  • Case Study 01 – Nothing Works!
  • Signal Flow – Introduction to Troubleshooting
  • MLI 0400s – Main GT systems Oil, Trip Oil, Gas, Liq. Fuel, IGV, Hydr.
  • Ready to Start/Speed Relays – Start checks
  • Case Study 02 – Happily Burning Fuel
Day 3
  • Main Protection Trip Circuits. Detailed description
  • Protection Systems – Auto-synch. Breaker circuit – Load Control
  • Case Study 03 – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • FSR – Firing/Warmup/Accel./Speed/Temperature/Manual.
  • Case Study 04 – Stubborn Attemperator
  • Simulation – What happens when
  • LVDT Calibr – ACALIB.DAT, Elec. Vs. Mech. Stroke – Non-Linearity
  • Case Study 05 – Calibrations: things that make you go hmmm
Day 4
  • Maintenance Practices – EEPROM Backup, EEPROM DOWN/UP
  • Algorithm review – Control System Specifications
  • Sequencing Functions – Sequencing Exercises
  • Case Study 06 – Complete sequence, not.
  • Case Study 07 – Rude Reminder
  • Case Study 08 – It takes two to Tango
  • Protection Systems – Comb. Monitor, Vibration, O/Speed, O/Temp
  • Vibration Protection Channels + Control Constant Adjust
  • GER 3620 – Turning Gear/Ratchet. Maintenance Factors.
  • Case Study 09 – Cool turbines don’t ratchet
  • Case Study 10 – Had a chance, and missed: No start for you
Day 5
  • Troubleshooting tips: Find the ground – Follow the alarm
  • Case Study 11 – Ground Fault Alarm Promoted
  • Check your knowledge – Final Questions
  • Q&A – Your turn
  • Course Evaluation
  • Certificates. Adjourn