Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract for the supply of a retrofit kit to replace the existing Woodward 723H digital governor at the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) San Joaquin Powerhouse. PG&E elected to replace the existing controller after they experienced control faults with the system and learned that new 723H controllers were no longer available.
The new PLC-based governor will be designed to fit in the existing cabinet and will interface with the existing valve manifold and electronic position and speed sensing devices. A new color touchscreen local control panel will provide enhanced local control and monitoring functions.
Delivery is scheduled for June 2009, and AGC will provide start-up and commissioning services.
About American Governor Company
American Governor Company provides fully engineered digital governor conversion systems for hydro plants, including PLC-based digital controls, electro-hydraulic valve manifolds, hydraulic power units, electronic feedback devices and unit/plant control and monitoring systems. Installation, start-up, commissioning and field training services are provided by our staff of experienced governor specialists and field service engineers. American Governor also provides full support for legacy governor systems, including a complete line of replacement parts for all types of Woodward governors and a growing inventory of new and reconditioned parts and assemblies for other OEM governors. American Governor offers Field Service, Training, Retrofit kits and Technical Support for legacy governors. The Training and Repair Facility near Stevens Point WI offers factory repair services for governor pumps and permanent magnet generators as well as our annual Governor School and twice yearly Focus Classes. American Governor has provided more than 600 digital governor upgrades and has supported over 1,500 hydropower plants in North America.