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Control System - Mark VIe: Control System - Mark Ve/VIe Troubleshooting (Advanced)

Course Schedule

Location :  Birr, Switzerland

Start Date
BLCSeptember 23,24,25,26,27 (2019)

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXAugust 19,20,21,22,23 (2019)
TXDecember 02,03,04,05,06 (2019)

Location :  Kuwait City , Kuwait

Start Date
GEKTCJune 30 (2019), July 01,02,03,04 (2019)
GEKTCOctober 13,14,15,16,17 (2019)

Course Description


Control System - Mark Ve/VIe Troubleshooting (Advanced)

Mark Advanced Troubleshooting HMI Screen


This course is designed to test and sharpen troubleshooting & operations skills for the purpose of trip reduction & recovery, maintaining optimum performance and availability.  Participants of this course will gain the fundamental skills of a competent Control Room Operator and those skills of an experienced Mark™ Ve/VIe TA, including how to properly start and stop a unit and how to respond to different levels of alarms throughout operation.  Follow an alarm through software using ToolboxST™ to the singular field device that caused the alarm and much more. 

This course is the second of five courses offered in our progressive series on the Mark™ Ve/VIe Control. This series of courses is the perfect progression in learning your Mark™ Ve/VIe Control giving you the knowledge and confidence each step along the way to perform your job responsibilities to your fullest potential.  Participants will find themselves facing every day to extreme operating conditions with 100% hands-on training that is realistic and practical.  GE Documentation will be taught and used throughout the course, the same way your unit is designed to be operated & maintained.

This course is part of a new series of advanced classes that expands on what was formerly Regional Training.  This course is intended for industrial gas and steam turbine users and NOT for customers with Aeroderivative applications.


5 Days

Target Audience

  • Supervisors
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Instrumentation & Controls


  • Instruction is given in English, therefore a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required
  • Fundamental operational and controls skills, with a moderate level of computer literacy are recommended
  • Have attended the Mark™ VIe Operation training course or possesses equivalent knowledge, including experience with ToolboxST™
  • Open to all GE Mark™ Ve/VIe Control owners

Class Size

Maximum number of students:  12

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Sharpen troubleshooting & operation skills for the purpose of trip reduction, maintaining optimum performance and availability
  • Learn how to properly start and stop a unit
  • Learn how to respond to various levels of alarms throughout operation
  • Learn how to follow an alarm through software using ToolboxST™ to 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, ie., Trigged Trends, DDRs and Trip Logs

Course Content


  1. GE Documentation
  2. P&ID’s, Device Summary, Network Topology, Help
  3. TMR Architecture & Design Philosophies
  4. Control System Software – Introduction
  5. Navigation, Hardware, Blockware
  6. Cimplicity Point Name Extraction


  1. Alarm Troubleshooting
  2. Discrete & Analog Blockware Analysis
  3. Compounded to Complex Blockware
  4. Alarms traced to field device


  1. Alarm Troubleshooting – Advanced
  2. Alarm & Event System, High Speed Data
  3. Collection & Analysis, Triggered Trends
  4. DDRs, Trip Logs


  1. Customer Software
  2. Practical Application of Mark™ Ve/Vie
  3. Troubleshooting skills using customer’s software


  1. Comprehensive Review


Please click on the following link for location information including directions, area hotels, and PPE requirements: 

Information Guide to Houston

Information Guide to Kuwait