Notable Awards 

  Firestone Natural Rubber, Liberia
Firestone Natural Rubber, Liberia

Ivyland, PA – With an initial contract in June 2014, American Governor Company (AGC) began a process to upgrade Woodward Gateshafts for the Firestone Rubber Plantation in Liberia. AGC had a very successful startup of the first unit and Firestone personnel were able to visit AGC’s facility for Digital Focus Classes in 2016. This recent award will convert the second of four units, with delivery in November 2017 and unit start in 2018 during the January to March “low flow” season.

Firestone’s hydro plant was constructed in 1942 and includes (4) 1.2MW units that were provided with Woodward Gateshaft Governors. The existing Gateshaft will be converted with our proven bolt-on conversion ‘kit’, and we will also service the 20-Series Governor Oil System during onsite startup. The contract includes installation and commissioning.


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.

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