The DS3800HAMC is part of General Electric’s Mark IV Speedtronic series. This system has been used for the control of industrial gas and steam turbine systems for several decades and was the first of the Speedtronic systems to offer triple modular redundant control.
The Mark IV system has a base design that offers a software configuration to meet the user’s requirements. The panel is repairable while the turbine is running thanks to the TMR architecture, allowing most modules to be switched out without the need for a full stoppage. Modules with the most active components are located toward the front of access panels to allow for easy access.
Modules in the Mark IV system are designed to be repairable by a single person. In most versions of the system, this is true; however, some early versions of the Mark IV may include inverters that require an additional helper.
Most connections in the Mark IV system are designed using pluggable cables rather than screw-mounted terminal connections. This simple change in design from previous Speedtronic systems significantly reduces repair and card swap times. Additionally, the Mark IV was designed to make use of multifunctional parts in order to reduce the overall number of board components. This interoperability allows for a more streamlined system overall.
For additional information about the Mark IV system or about the DS3800HAMC board in particular, please reach out to our staff or review original documentation from General Electric. Documentation like manuals and user guides will help guide you through successful installation and maintenance.