Mark VIe

Advanced Control for Today’s Connected Plant

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Flexible and Powerful

The Mark VIe Distributed Control System (DCS) is a flexible platform for multiple applications. It features high-speed, networked I/O for simplex, dual, and triple redundant systems. Industry-standard Ethernet communications are used for I/O, controllers, and supervisory interface to operator and maintenance stations and third-party systems. A common ControlST* software suite is used with the Mark VIe controls and related systems for programming, configuration, trending, and analyzing diagnostics. It provides a single source of quality, time-coherent data at the controller and plant level to understand and adjust how your plant is operating in real time.

GE Mark VIe control can be applied to a wide range of applications. Its flexible architecture enables optimal solutions for wind, hydro, thermal, and nuclear facilities. The Mark VIe DCS extends this flexibility from the traditional unit controls supplied by GE, to complete plant solutions delivering advanced performance, operability, and availability. As one of the world’s largest equipment manufacturers, GE meets the challenges of aging infrastructures and workforces with scalable and reliable integrated control systems that provide greater flexibility, less risk and lower costs.


Ethernet Provides Connectivity and Flexibility

Mark VIe distributed control systems are backplane-free and Ethernet-based for improved system design and simplification of operations and maintenance throughout the overall lifecycle. Ethernet communication is central to an Industrial Internet foundation. The Mark VIe system makes use of this flexible, high-speed, low-cost communications at the lowest level of control system architecture as a replacement for rack-based control.

The Mark VIe features 100% Ethernet at all levels for increased connectivity and flexibility. The I/O can be distributed or centralized, and both primary and safety control can exist on one network while remaining independent. Additionally, the primary control can listen to safety inputs without interference.

Simplify Plant-wide Control

The Mark VIe DCS provides single plant control for your most valuable asset, enabling comprehensive, connected plant automation. Mark VIe offers a common hardware and software platform and common configuration for both safety and control. In addition, maintenance, diagnostics, spare parts, logistics, alarms, databases, and training are required for just one system—simplifying operations.

Reduce Risk and Operating Cost

Multi-system complexities, risks, and costs are reduced by deploying Mark VIe DCS. By monitoring the plant from a single interface, operators can make better, faster decisions. Elimination of gateways and hardwired interfaces reduces maintenance requirements. To reduce downtime, the robust Mark VIe controller can function between 0° and 65°C with no fans; I/O modules are rated for operation from -40°C to 70°C. Consolidating control with a Mark VIe DCS solution reduces total cost of ownership thanks to greater uptime, reduced personnel, lower hardware and software costs, smaller parts inventory, and a single control vendor relationship.

Combine High Performance and Reliability

The Mark VIe DCS can be configured for simplex, dual, or triple redundant operation, offering the right level of reliability for your specific system. And if a fault occurs, diagnostics are reported in the alarm management system and controllers and I/O modules can be replaced online so your system is back up and running quickly.

To maximize performance, the Mark VIe processes locally on each module, and computing power can expand along with your system.

Proven and Backed by GE

With the Mark VIe DCS you also get GE service and support backed by more than 45 years of innovation and reliability in critical process industries and infrastructure. GE is a trusted partner, with installation and support networks around the globe supporting more than 200 successful Mark VIe DCS installations.


GE's FlexEfficiency 60 Portfolio Mark* VIe Integrated Control System (ICS)

An advanced control architecture that serves as the central nervous system of the FlexEfficiency 60 Plant, meeting the increasing demands for performance and operational flexibility of power plant



Introducing the MarkVIe Profinet Gateway



GE is constantly evolving their DCS and Safety platforms to improve customer experience, enhance plant operation, and keep pace with advancements in technology. The MarkVIe control solution now supports linking of PROFINET I/O devices with PROFINET V2.2 I/O connectivity.


The PPNG PROFINET gateway module maps I/O from PROFINET slave devices to the Mark Vie controller on IONer. The IS220PPNGH1A, connects Mark VIe controller to a high-speed PROFINET local area network(LAN). Enabling communication with PROFINET I/O Devices. The PPNG provides all the functions, services, and protocols required for certification as a PROFINET RT Versaion 2.2 I/O Gateway, running 100 Mbps Ethernet interfaces. Functioning a gateway IO Pack, PPNG with ToolboxST application provides ability to add PROFINET I/O device and smart sensors into a typical Mark Vie control system architecture.



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