Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract by West Nippising Power to transform two gate positioners into speed governors. The Sturgeon Falls plant includes two Norcan horizontal turbines that were furnished with Berendsen hydraulic positioners with Siemens 315 PLC controls. The two units are rated at 4.2MW each. AGC’s major supply items for each unit include a new HMI, PT Interface, EHI, LVDT, MLDT, and AGC’s governor software. Startup and commissioning will occur in 2018.
West Nipissing is a municipality in northeastern Ontario that has operated the generating station since 2004. The municipality purchased the plant from Weyerhaeuser, when the company closed its Sturgeon Falls Mill. The community of Sturgeon Falls is located on the Sturgeon River, 3.1 miles north of Lake Nipissing and 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of North Bay on Highway 17, part of the Trans-Canada Highway.
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.