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Aeroderivative Controls: Control System - Mark VIe (Aero) Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting


Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXSeptember 23,24,25,26,27,30 (2024), October 01,02,03,04 (2024)

Course Description



Course Description

Introduce operations and maintenance personnel to the operation, maintenance and alarm troubleshooting procedures of the Mark™ VIe Aeroderivative gas turbine control system, to attain high levels of availability, and reliability from the turbine package. This course will also cover functional sensor & actuator description, troubleshooting, and a summary of calibration and inspections required for major turbine package. 

The course designed primarily for LMS100 and Next Generation LM6000 Mark™ VIe applications. The course material and exercises provide training on hardware, network interfaces and software tools which are used to troubleshoot alarms, edit the control logic, configure the Inputs and outputs (both hardwired and networked), and calibrate Servo-Actuated Valve LVDT’s and other devices. Lectures and hands-on exercises also develop an understanding of ToolboxST™, WorkstationST™ (if applicable), TCI (if applicable) and Cimplicity™/HMI. The course DOES NOT include repair procedures for gas turbine components.

Operating and maintenance personnel should attend this course together to develop a working relationship regarding the maintenance requirements of the unit, and how unit operation may affect these requirements.


10 Days

Target Audience



Electrical Maintenance

Instrumentation & Controls


Instruction is given in English; therefore, a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required.

Class Size

Maximum number of students:  8

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Test and sharpen troubleshooting skills for the purpose of trip reduction and recovery, maintaining optimum performance and availability
  • Respond to various levels of alarms throughout operation
  • Follow an alarm through using Toolbox software to locate the singular field device that caused the alarm
  • Learn how to use the advanced high-speed data collection utilities and the analysis of that data, i.e., Trigged Trends, DDRs and Trip Logs

Course Content


  1. Instructor Background
  2. Participant Background
  3. Course Schedule

LESSON 1- Control System Configuration and Troubleshooting

  1. Mark™ VI Overview and System Architecture
  2. Mark™ VIe Communication Networks 
  3. Operator Interface Familiarization
  4. ToolboxST™ and Mark™ VIe System File Basics

LESSON 2 - Hardware and I/O Configuration and Troubleshooting (w/ Customer s/w)

  1. I/O Packs and Terminal Boards
  2. Controllers and Power Supplies
  3. Configuring Digital I/O
  4. Configuring Analog I/O
  5. Hardware and I/O Troubleshooting

LESSON 3 - Troubleshooting Alarms Shutdowns and Other Fault Conditions (w/ Customer s/w)

  1. Mark™ VIe Software Familiarization
  2. Variables and Constants
  3. Tracing Signals in Customer’s software using Toolbox ST™ Finder
  4. Viewing and Collecting data using Watch Windows and Trend Recorder
  5. Basic Troubleshooting of alarms and other fault conditions

LESSON 4 - Working with data and Alarms on the Operator Interface

  1. HMI Documentation and Files
  2. Operating and navigating Graphical Interface Screens (Cimplicity™ / Wonderware)
  3. Graphical Screen Trends
  4. TCI vs. WorkstationST™ methods of data collection and alarm history

LESSON 5 - Basic Adjustments

  1. Adding alarms, events and SOE’s to customer’s software
  2. Adjusting Constants and tables
  3. Servo LVDT Calibration
  4. Making Changes Permanent

LESSON 6 -Mark™ VIe Network Configuration and Troubleshooting

  1. Mark™ VIe Networks
  2. Peer-to-peer communications (Mark™ VIe to other devices)
  3. Using the System database for peer-to-peer communications
  4. Troubleshooting common communications issues and loss of data

LESSON 7 -Using TCI for Alarms, Data Captures, Trip Logs and Alarm History (Applicable only to customers using TCI)

  1. TCI Overview and Tools
  2. Viewing alarms
  3. Configuring and viewing alarm history and trip logs
  4. Configuring and Viewing Data from Trend Recorder, Capture Blocks and DDR’s

LESSON 8 -Using WorkstationST™ for Alarms, Data Captures, Data Captures and Trip Logs (Applicable only to customers using TCI)

  1. WorkstationST™ Overview and Tools
  2. Viewing alarms using WorkstationST™ Alarm Viewer
  3. Configuring and viewing alarm history and trip logs
  4. Configuring and Viewing Data from Trend Recorder, Capture Blocks and DDR’s

LESSON 9 - Advanced System level Troubleshooting using customer screens and software

  1. Advanced Troubleshooting of alarms, shutdowns and other fault conditions using Screens, Worksheets and ToolboxST™ Tools
  2. Advanced Troubleshooting of I/O faults using F&ID’s, Elementary Drawings, Worksheets, Device Summary and other site drawings

LESSON 10 -Advanced Hardware Troubleshooting

  1. Hardware Diagnostics and troubleshooting
  2. Hardware Replacement
  3. I/O Pack Initialization
  4. UCCX Controller Initialization


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