Course Introduction:
This training course has been developed in order to fill in customers’ needs to get the highest level of training for operating and maintaining complex aero-derivative gas turbines like the LM6000 DLE and LM2500 DLE gas turbines. We can tailor the course to whatever control variant that is installed at the customer’s site, whether it is Woodward Controllers, GE MKV/VLM/VI/VIe or IHI of Japan.

CE training is a combination of 5 different courses:
Control System Hardware — GAP Control Software — DLE Engine Control Operations – DLE Mapping — Real life case troubleshooting. The CE course is given by an experienced trainer who has over 16 years’ experience in operations and maintenance of a large LM6000/2500 DLE fleet.

Course Objective:
The main objective is to deliver a specialized, practice focused training for customers who want to increase their knowledge substantially up to an Expert level in a short time.

Advanced Controls Training
Advanced Controls Training
Advanced Controls Training
Advanced Controls Training

Part 1 : Advanced Hardware Control System.

The 5 day training Part 1 covers everything from engine instrumentation — hardware control system- Fuel Metering Valves and Actuators — l&C Tooling — Special Calibrations — Woodward GAP and Tools — Troubleshooting Practices — Cases…

The theory, practices, instrumentation, measurement methodologies, special calibrations, etc… are independent from the Control System Hardware Platform. The “Workshop” teaches troubleshooting techniques based on real life cases. Although based on Woodward Control Systems (MicronetPlus and Micronet NT) and GAP Software, this training can also be followed by people working with other type control systems and or engine types.

For whom:

  • l&C Technicians and Supervisors.
  • Maintenance managers.
  • Project managers.
  • Plant managers.


  • Basic understanding of the gas turbine equipment and its operation.
  • Familiarity with control system basics.
  • Electronic – electrical background.
  • Training will be given in English language; therefore, a reasonable ability to read and understandspoken English is necessary.
  • Reasonable computer skills.

Agenda Part 1

Advanced Hardware Control System.

Day 1

Module 1. Hardware Engine Review

  • Brief LM6000 Engine review.·
  • Engine sensor station locations.

Module 2. On Engine InstrumentationDetailed description of :

  • instrumentation layout
  • Working principles of :
    • Eddy Current sensors
    • MPU sensors
    • RTD sensors
    • Thermocouples and their specialties
    • Piezo-Electric sensors
    • LVDT’s
  • LPC Instrumentation
  • HPC instrumentation
  • Combustor instrumentation
  • Turbine instrumentation
  • AGB instrumentation RTD – CHPDT
  • AGB Instrumentation HCU
  • Variable Geometry instrumentation
  • Staging Valves

Day 2

Module 3. Package Instrumentation
Specialties regards :

  • Ps3
  • P0
  • PX36
  • Thermocouple loops
  • Honeywell GP sensors
  • LHV – SG

Module 4. Fuel Skid Detailed description of :

  • Woodward FMV 3103/EM/EM35/EMBSMR
    • Assembling / Disassembling
    • EM3S actuator
    • FMV Resolver working principles
    • Actuator disassembling procedure
    • Valve functional tests
    • Valve calibration / flow test
    • Position control loop
    • Troubleshooting
  • Woodward FMV GS6/16

Day 3

Module 5. Hardware Control System

  • The Micronet / MicronetPlus hardware.
  • Most important control system modules.

Module 6 Control system Maintenance

  • Philosophy of Troubleshooting — ControlsExpert Approach
  • Operational Amplifiers / ChargeAmplifiers – how do they work?
  • Measurement methods
    • Single ended vs Differential
    • How to measure accurately TC junctions
  • FMV Actuator Motor working principles
  • Control System rack maintenance
  • Control System card handling
  • Power Supply quality
  • Spare parts issues
  • Overspeed relays
  • Cabinet wiring
  • EMC
  • Tooling – what kind of tooling needed

Day 4

Module 7. Familiarizatlon WW GAP Software.

  • GAP Architecture
  • GAP Blocks
  • Signal Processing – Control Processing
  • GAP Navigation
  • How to force inputs and outputs variables
    Fault Accommodation
  • GAP Troubleshooting

For this module the student uses real GAP
software that they have loaded on their laptops‘.
‘They can bring In class their laptops for this session.

Module 8. Technician Interface – WW Tools.

  • Understanding the Control Assistant Tool
  • How to use CA for troubleshooting
  • How to retrieve datalogs
  • How to up- and down load tunables
  • How to use CA for Datalog investigation
  • How to use CA for trend plotting during troubleshooting

Day 5

Module 8. Technician interface – WW Tools (continued).

  • How to safely connect to the Control System.
  • How to use the AppManager – MonitorGAP — WatchWindow Tools :
    • Loadl Remove GAP files to and from the CPU
    • Load/Remove FMV files to and from the CPU- Etc.

Module 9. Workshop — Real Life Cases & Discussions.

  • Calibration Variable Geometry
  • Null Current adjustment bleed valves and TBC at full load
  • Honeywell GP sensor troubleshooting
  • Pressurization of the accumulator
  • FMV Driver current measurements
  • PX36 Fault Signatures
  • Hardware Cases
  • Lots of real life hardware cases are discussed.
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