The IC3600VLEA1 is a Logic Control board for the Mark I/Mark II systems from General Electric. The Mark I was the first gas/steam turbine management system created by GE for their popular Speedtronic line. This was initially released in 1969. The Mark II followed in 1973. Both systems focused on designs that would allow GE’s heavy-duty turbine set-ups--regardless of size or complexity--to run more efficiently and reliably, and in the end created scalable, adaptable management systems that could be used as easily for a single 4000 hp unit as they could for a full 400 Mw power station. Because of this adaptability, the MKI and MKII were utilized for many types of heavy-duty turbine systems around the world, and while both systems are now considered technologically obsolete and no longer have support from GE, they are still in use by many facilities.
Most of the IC3600VLEA1 board is empty of any components. More than half of the board is empty. Some of this area is printed with silver traces that take up the majority of the center of the PCB. Most of these traces are printed at a forty-five-degree angle from the board edges.
The few components on the IC3600VLEA1 include four integrated circuits and one ceramic high-voltage capacitor. The board is drilled in two corners. One edge is marked with numbers from one to fifty by fives. These numbers occur underneath a line of fifty-one pins.
The IC3600VLEA1 will be wrapped in a static-reducing covering and carefully packed before shipment to your facility. Installation instructions and safety data should be thoroughly reviewed before unboxing your new part. Manuals and data sheets from GE may be good resources for this information.