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

Course Schedule

Location :  Houston, TX

Start Date
TXJune 24,25,26,27,28 (2024)
TXAugust 19,20,21,22,23 (2024)
TXNovember 04,05,06,07,08 (2024)

Course Description


Control System - Rx3i Operation, Maintenance  & Troubleshooting


Course Description

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



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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