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Excitation - LCI for Turbine Static Start : Excitation - LS2100 LCI for Turbine Static Start

Course Schedule

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXJune 07,08,09,10 (2022)

Course Description




Course Description

This course is designed for engineering and maintenance personnel who configure, and maintain the LCI™ static starter. Laboratory assignments include hardware identification, Hyper terminal and Control System Toolbox™ communications, understanding the monitor commands, and user diagnostic tests. This course will utilize Simulators, and a full functioning LCI™ starter. Lectures and hands-on exercises develop a thorough understanding of the equipment.


4 Days

Target Audience

  • Supervisors
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Instrumentation & Controls
  • Qualified engineers and technicians who wish to gain an understanding of the LCI™ synchronous generator starting system


  • Instruction is given in English, therefore a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required
  • Electrical experience / education
  • Familiarity with Windows
  • Reasonable computer skills
  • Participants are encouraged to research their turbine-generator equipment and documentation to verify they have an Innovation Series LCI™ static starter, and to bring a copy of their system elementary drawing with them to class.

Class Size

Maximum number of students:  12

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • What the LS2100 is used for
  • How the LS2100 changes the speed of the generator/motor
  • Maintenance on the pump panel
  • Understanding of the .tcw  file used in the Control ST
  • Understand and troubleshoot the connectivity between the LS2100, the Turbine Control, and the Exciter

Course Content


  1. Hardware overview
  2. Liquid cooling system power conversion theory
  3. Elementary diagram reading
  4. Pump panel operations maintenance and troubleshooting        


  1. Loading DSPC runtime
  2. Control System Toolbox™ familiarization
  3. Trend recording with capture buffer for troubleshooting
  4. Innovation Controller functions
  5. Versamax™ PLC functions


  1. Programming of DACs for diagnostics
  2. Utilizing and understanding the circular list Functions
  3. Real-time recording
  4. Gas turbine, static starter, excitation, generator operation and theory 


  1. Running the diagnostic tests
  2. Scaling feedback signals, and nulling offsets
  3. Troubleshooting faults and alarms
  4. Quiz and wrap-up