Mark* VIe UCSC

Outcome Optimizing Control for Power Plants

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Overview


GE’s Mark VIe integrated control system has earned a reputation for superior running reliability in power generation applications, including gas and steam turbines, safety systems, wind turbines, gasification, hydro, nuclear, and combined cycle power plants. These diverse applications require a compact controller that can deliver high performance, reliability, and flexibility.

The Mark VIe UCSC, part of GE’s Industrial Internet Control System, is a hypervised, multicore, outcome optimizing controller. It combines real-time deterministic control with embedded Field Agent technology to securely connect to and utilize GE’s Predix* Platform to easily collect and analyze industrial data from SCADA systems or the cloud to generate actionable insight. Controls can now be programmed to dynamically influence business outcomes, generate new forms of revenue, and improve profitability.

Reliable, High-Speed performance

The Mark VIe UCSC can be configured for simplex, dual, or triple redundant operation, at incremental frame rates as fast as 10ms in any configuration. To meet the requirements of high performance turbine control applications, the UCSC synchronizes the local processor clocks on the I/O modules.

Advanced Security

The UCSC is secure by design, incorporating technologies such as Trusted Platform modules and secure, trusted, and measured boot to enable that hardware root of trust. A centralized configuration allows patches and updates to be executed from a central location. A broad suite of cyber-security technology and tools help prevent unauthorized updates while built-in security protocols help protect against man-in-the middle and denial of service attacks.

Application Specific Control

Outcome Optimizing Controls like the Mark VIe UCSC offer advanced capabilities that simplify system architecture and dramatically reduce applied engineering costs. The flexible design of the Mark VIe UCSC makes it ideal for turbine control applications as well as DCS applications, especially in steam and gas power plants. The native PROFINET capability on the UCSC provides productivity and performance advantages required for DCS and BoP control applications for power generation.

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