SPEEDTRONIC control system operations and maintenance

Details :

The 5—day operations and Maintenance course is designed for plant personnel involved in the daily operation and maintenance of Mark Vie and HMI. The course will enable operators and technicians to configure HMI displays and confidently, manipulate HMI software tools as well as diagnose problems in Gas Turbine SPEEDTRONIC Control Systems. The course is designed to provide a solid background in turbine governing systems. Participants increase their skills in HMI features, configuration and troubleshooting.

The use of a Gas Turbine simulator for the Mark VIe will allow students to view various operational problems and introduce the concepts of configuration, troubleshooting and fault finding. For the Mark  Vie, the simulation is software based and runs with the use of a “key” Dongle and will allow each student to work individually.

This course provides participants with practical hands-on training in operation and Maintenance of gas turbine power plants under normal and abnormal conditions.

Participants learn safe and efficient plant operation methods, plant start—up, normal operation, plant shutdown, and dealing with typical problems that occur in gas turbine power plants, The training is conducted using advanced real—time simulators that simulate typical plant problems in a realistic environment for the participants to understand, analyse, troubleshoot and respond to the problems. Participants are required to deal with associated alarms, analyse and discuss the cause and the effects of the problem scenario and to take corrective actions to restore the plant to normal conditions.

Simulation-based training is one of the most effective methods of training the operation and Maintenance personnel of industrial plants. Simulators allow plant personnel to observe the consequences of their actions without any direct impact on actual plant operations. Through

simulation-based exercises, trainees can learn how to respond to emergencies and how individual actions and decisions affect entire processes in an environment that mirrors situations they would normally encounter in a plant or facility.

Your key learning outcomes from attending this 5-day training course:

       Get familiar with the types of GE Gas Turbines and their applications.

       Understand and read Gas Turbine schematics and identify instrumentation devices/uses.

       Acquire knowledge of the various GE Gas Turbine Systems and explain operating requirements for Lube 0il, Hydraulic 0il and Fuel Systems.

       Be able to explain start-up, synchronizing and loading procedures

       Be able to troubleshoot, fault finding and configure sequencing

       Be able to configure operating displays and Trip Historical display.

       Be able to use the software tools that are used to troubleshoot alarms,

       Edit the sequencing, configure the Inputs and outputs (both hardwired and networked)

       Be able to calibrate Servo-Actuated Valve, LVDT’s and other device

       Appreciate the principles of emissions control and the various methods of achieving this.

This is an excellent course for plant operators/technicians responsible for the day-to-day operations of a Gas Turbine. The course will also benefit maintenance personnel who are involved in the troubleshooting of operational problems. Shift supervisors and Team Leaders will also find the course beneficial.

 DAY 1

Introduction Speedtronic Mark VI GE Gas Turbine Fundamentals and control basics.

Speedtronic Mark VI hardware

·         Panel, modular concept discussion

·         Mark VI cards

·         Internal and external Mark VI wiring

·         Hardware documentation

·         The main protection system VPR0

·         Supply voltage.


·         Data structure of the operator interface

·         Brief discussion of the Windows 2000/XP based operator interface

·         Most important files of the operator interface and their function

·         Failure of the operator interface, what to do.

·         Communications with the operator interface, Ethernet and DCS communications

·         Operator interface facilities, TOOLBOX and Simplicity

·         batch Windows

·         The M 6B file, functions, modules and tasks

·         The Finder

·         Trip log

·         Alarm display

·         Trouble shooting procedure

·         Control constants

·         Mark VIe tools (TOOLBOX practice)

·         Trend Recorder, Historical trip display, Alarms and SOE's.

 DAY 3

Mark VIe software structure

·         M6B file, MKVI 1/0 and functions Programming languages of the Mark VIe Macro's and Modules


Practice: Making Mark VIe software with TOOLBOX

·         Digital input.

·         Analog input with software by students

·         Digital input with software example by Students


Gas turbine sequence

·         Control modes

·         Start up and permissive for start

·         IGV sequence

·         Normal stop

·         Emergency stop

Discussion of the following controls and sequencing

·         Fuel control

·         Start up, Speed, Acceleration, Temperature, Shut-down contro1 and

·         Manual FSR control Special control loops Inlet Guide Vane, Anti icing,

·         Water / steam injection and Start and stop.

·         Control loops The protection systems

·         Flame detection, Over speed, Vibration

·         Exhaust temperature, Lube oil pressure and temperature, Fire protection system.

·         Discussion of the fo1lowing controls and sequencing



Trouble shooting, alarm analysis and limited software changes in practice:

·         Diagnostics of card Failure-Card replacement procedure.

·         Alarm Display-Setup and configuration

·         Alarm Management (flow chart explanation)

·         Exercise of different simulated alarms trouble shooting

·         Changing contro1 constants, adding alarms

·         Trip Log display and interpretation



Trouble shooting using simu1ation

·         Configuring Trip log display

·         Adding Sequencing (Cl, CO etc.), Build, Downloading, HMI device

·         Configuring a new Simplicity screen.

·         Case study: Unit "not ready to start". Start Checks, Trip logs. First failure analyses

·         for trips, (emergency stop)

·         Class Discussion and Evaluation of the course.

This is a practical workshop with on hands simulated exercise, in addition:
  • All lectures are in colorful presentation
  • All lectures are interspersed with interactive discussion
  • All lectures include group discussion, case history and exercises
  • Actual major incidents as well as industry experience are reviewed
  • Participants receive a multicolor course manual

Daily from 09:00 to 15:00 with breaks