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Excitation - LCI for Turbine Static Start : Excitation - LS2100e LCI for Turbine Static Start

Course Schedule

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXDecember 11,12,13,14,15 (2023)

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 ToolboxST™ 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
  • Reasonable computer skills
  • Electrical experience/education
  • 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 LS2100e is used for
  • How the LS2100e 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 LS2100e, 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. Understanding the software (inner and outer loop)
  2. Loading UCSB runtime
  3. ControlST™ familiarization
  4. Trend recording with capture buffer for troubleshooting
  5. Understanding the HHSL status diagram
  6. DDR familiarization
  7. UCSB Controller functions


  1. Programming of DACs for diagnostics
  2. Utilizing and understanding the feedbacks diagram
  3. Real-time recording
  4. 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