About The Course

This course covers the operations of a Gas Turbine as controlled by a MK VI Control System. The course will introduce the student to the Major Components of a Gas Turbine and associated systems. Operational sequences will be discussed for the major varieties of GE Gas Turbines and Gas Turbine applications. The use of a Gas Turbine simulator will allow students to view various operational problems and introduce the concepts of basic troubleshooting and fault finding.

Key Learnings

At the end of this course you will be able to understand the operations of a Gas Turbine as controlled by a MK VI and/or MK VIe Speedtronic Control System.


All Attendees should have a sound power generation back ground and have used a MK VI Control system.

Who Should Attend

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.

Course Faculty - Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell

20 years experience in the Gas Turbine and Power Generation Industry

Colin has over 20 years experience in the Gas Turbine and Power Generation Industry. Having graduated from Glasgow University with a Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Colin joined John Brown Engineering (JBE) as a Controls Engineer in 1993. At this time JBE was a licensee for GE Gas Turbines and project managed the installation and commissioning of many types of GE Gas Turbine both in simple cycle and combined cycle configurations. Colin was involved in many aspects of this work including commissioning support, field service and technical training.


He spent several weeks in the US working with GE to learn the MK V Speedtronic Control System and quickly became an expert in all versions of the Speedtronic Control System. This expertise has been maintained by attending further training courses in MK VI and MK VIe Speedtronic Control Systems.


Specialising in technical training he went onto manage a technical training business for a Masaood Group Company before joining his current employer Masaood John Brown (MJB). During this time he developed the business to cover all types of rotating equipment and assisted in the development and delivery of detailed technical training programmes covering subject areas including Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Performance, Gas Turbine Technology and Steam Turbine Operations & Maintenance.


He has delivered courses at locations all over the world and to management levels for companies such as British Petroleum, Saudi Electric, ARAMCO, Gasco, Adgas, RWE Npower and Shell. He has successfully project managed the delivery of technical training programmes for several large companies covering all aspects of Power Plant Operations and Maintenance.

Topics Covered

Overview of Major Components
of a Gas Turbine
Overview of Piping Schematics
Description and Operation
MK VI Control System Overview
Gas Turbine Operations
MK VI Operational Screens
Alarm Handling
Control System Overview
Gas Turbine Protection
Troubleshooting/Fault Finding

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan