Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) was awarded a contract with Alaska Electric Light & Power (AEL&P) to digitally convert the UGHT controls system at the Salmon Creek Dam using Allen Bradley’s SLC 5/05 PLC platform and a color touchscreen operator interface. The conversion will retire poorly supported equipment, simplify and improve unit operation by eliminating the troublesome Speed-No-Load apparatus, achieve commonality with AEL&P’s Annex Creek in terms of PLC technology, software and spare parts; and provide enhanced DNP3 communications for compatibility with the SCADA system.
The new AGC digital control system will comply fully with IEEE 125 performance and ASME PTC-29 test codes and feature enhanced governor control and monitoring. AGC’s conversion will also allow for simplified governor diagnostics and troubleshooting to reduce and simplify maintenance. The new PLC governor is set to deliver for May 2014 with commissioning and start up to follow.
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.