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Aeroderivative Controls: Control System - Rx3i Operation, Maint. & Troubleshooting

Course Schedule

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXJune 15,16,17,18,19 (2020)

Course Description


Control System - Rx3i Operation, Maintenance  & Troubleshooting


This course introduces plant maintenance personnel to the RX3i turbine control systems.  Course content includes the hardware layout of typical systems; from chassis to I/O cards to field termination modules. Software tools will be used to evaluate fuel control, sequence logic, and turbine-based alarms. Control actuator and other I/O calibration procedures will be discussed. Additional class work includes general information on the operator interface (HMI).


5 Days

Target Audience

  • Supervisors
  • Operations
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Instrumentation & Controls


  • Instruction is given in English; therefore, a reasonable ability to read and understand spoken English is required.
  • Reasonable computer skills
  • Basic understanding of gas turbine equipment and its operation
  • Familiarity with control system basics

Class Size

Maximum number of students:  8

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • RX3i Hardware
  • Control Fundamentals
  • Interfaces

Course Content


  1. Instructor Background
  2. Participant Background
  3. Course Schedule

LESSON 1 – Control Fundamentals

  1. Introduction and Overview of Control Functions
  2. Gas Turbine Fuel Control
  3. Auxiliary Equipment Control and Sequencing
  4. Gas Turbine and Package Protective Systems

LESSON 2 – System Hardware

  1. Control System Architecture
  2. Control System Documentation
  3. Turbine Control Panel and System Components
  4. Speed Signal Generation
  5. Valve Actuation
  6. High Signal Select / Low Signal Select Logic
  7. Digital Control Philosophy

LESSON 3 – Software Tools and Interfaces

  1. Application Manager
  2. Control Assistant
  3. File Transfers and Backup
  4. Signal Forcing
  5. Tunable Parameters, Adjustments and File Maintenance
  6. I/O Calibrations
  7. Valves, Valve Interfaces and Valve Files
  8. Data Logs

LESSON 4 – Field Procedures

  1. File Transfers and Backup
  2. Signal Forcing
  3. Tunable Parameters, Adjustments and File Maintenance
  4. I/O Calibrations
  5. Valves, Valve Interfaces and Valve Files
  6. Retrieving and Displaying Data Logs

Summation and Review

  1. Final Review

Questions & Answers

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