GT Operations with Speedtronic (Mark V)

Course Outine

Course Duration: 5.0 Days

Gas Turbine Control Fundamentals

  • Gas turbine principles of operation
  • Governing System requirements
  • Elementary Diagrams and Control

Introduction to Heavy Duty Gas Turbines

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

Description of Piping Schematics
1. On-Base Fuel Gas System
2. On-Base Fuel Oil System
3. Lube Oil and Hydraulic Oil Systems
4. Cooling Water System
5. Cooling and Sealing Air
6. Diesel Starting Engine
7. Accessory Equipment
8. Air Inlet Filters

  • Introduction to the Speedtronic Control System
  • Instrument Field Devices and Device summary
  • Introduction to Major Control Loops

Mark V Panel Hardware
1. Panel Layout
2. Cores, I/O Cards, Terminal Boards
3. Basic Troubleshooting tools

Gas Turbine Control
1. Startup/Speed/Temperature/Acceleration Control loops
2. Protection Controls

Control Displays

  • User Defined Display and Display programs

Software Tools
1. Difference between and HMI software
2. Data acquisition on Mark V interface
3. Animation displays (creating simple display)
4. How to interprete Sequencing using Dynamic Rung Display

1. Gas turbine process and Diagnostic Alarms
2. Easy approach to Mark V panel Systems Alarms
3. Using Rung Display for fault finding

  • Generator Control and Excitation
  • Synchronising and Loading


This customised course is designed to enable New Trainees/Graduates and on-site operators to understand the basics of GE Heavy Duty Gas Turbine features and how the Speedtronic Mark V control System governs the critical parameters.

The program will cover Gas Turbine Construction, support systems and the basics of GT controls and maintenance.

The course is designed to provide a solid background in turbine governing systems and Generator.

Participants increase their skills in relating machine operating requirements to the SPEEDTRONIC control.

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