Gas Turbine Speedtronic Control Systems and Troubleshooting


About The Course

This course will provide a detailed overview of Gas Turbine Speedtronic Control systems such that attendees will have a much clearer understanding of the configuration and reliability of these systems.

The course will begin with an overview of control system redundancy and configuration options. An analysis will be made of the advantages and disadvantages of TMR (Triple Modular Redundant Systems).

Programming methods will also be discussed together with a troubleshooting and fault finding session focusing on both turbine and diagnostic alarms. This topic will include practical sessions using simulators. Gas turbine control and protection will also be discussed in detail.

Valve calibration will also be covered including the measurements necessary to ensure the valve is operating as per the required specification.

In the final section of this course there will be a detailed examination of the requirements as regards the upgrading of Gas Turbine control systems. Also the options for remote monitoring systems will be discussed together with the advantages and disadvantages of these systems.

Teaching Method

The course will be taught using a mixture of lecturing using PowerPoint presentations and practical sessions using simulators.

Who Should Attend

The course is ideal for those engineers/technicians that require a broad based understanding of Gas Turbine Speedtronic Control Systems and in particular an understanding of the requirements for Control System upgrade.

Course Faculty - Rober (Bob) J. Johnston

Bob has over 40 years’ experience in the Industrial Gas Turbine industry with particular focus on the General Electric (GE) product family. He is experienced with all aspects of the GE Gas Turbines; from hands-on troubleshooting, to planning and costing of complete gas turbine package refurbishment. Bob has been involved with all facets of the GT maintenance and operation cycle including; testing, installation, commissioning, trouble-shooting, maintenance, refurbishment, control system retro-fits, vibration analysis and correction, boroscope inspection & machine evaluation. Bob has had many years’ experience in the preparation and presentation of training programs, project management and tender preparation & evaluation.
He spent 7 years as Director of a medium sized company and was involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operation. He is fully computer literate, both from a business perspective and as a home computer hobbyist.


 Speedtronic Control

 System Hardware

Control System Interfaces (HMI)

Communication Systems

Control System Programming

Basic Fault Finding

Alarm Systems

Gas Turbine Control (Speedtronic Control Blocks)

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