Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract through our Filipino representative, Multifactors Sales, for digital governor retrofit and site services for National Power Corporation’s (NPC) Agus 2 powerplant in the Philippines. This three-unit plant is one of seven on the Agus River, located in the island of Mindanao. Spare parts for the existing Toshiba mechanical cabinet actuator were difficult to find, and NPC wanted improved operator control and monitoring of the unit. AGC responded by offering an equipment package that was a decided improvement over their Woodward 505H digital governor conversions. Rather than the simplistic two-line display of the 505H, this project will feature two (2) color touchscreen operator interfaces: one located at the governor actuator; one in the control room. Reliability and availability of the new digital governor system will be enhanced by fully-redundant ElectroHydraulic Interface assemblies, redundant speed sensors, and redundant position feedback.
Equipment delivery is expected in June 2014, with commissioning and start-up following shortly thereafter. A comprehensive, on-site training class will also be provided. As of November 2014, Unit 2’s governor is now in production and another unit has been ordered by NPC.
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.