Notable Awards 

  US Army Corps of Engineers – McNary Lock and Dam – January 2015
American Governor Awarded Station Service Rehabilitation Project at McNary Lock & Dam

Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract with Olsson Industrial Electric to serve as a subcontractor on its Station Service Rehabilitation Project at the US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) McNary Lock and Dam. The AGC subcontract covers the overhaul and modification of 35 Governor Oil Pumps including all governor oil pump repair/rewind work. This subcontract is in addition to the recent overhaul of six Woodward 50HP 480VAC pumps, which was contracted directly by USACE: those pumps will be installed by Olsson during the course of the McNary Station Service Rehabilitation.

For the (27) Woodward XX Herringbone governor oil pumps, AGC will be disassemble, clean, and inspect each pump, and a Solenoid-Operated Unloader Kit will be installed to improve pump operation. The XX pump and motor bearings will be replaced and new gaskets, seals, and O-rings will be installed and the gears will be inspected and dressed as needed. Meanwhile, the 100HP 4160VAC motor will be sent to AGC’s motor shop to be tested, modified and rewound to 480VAC. Before and after rewinding, the motor shop will thoroughly inspect and test each motor and submit a Status Report. After the rewound motor has been reunited with its pump, each XX pump will be tested on AGC’s new Full-Flow Pump Test Stand. The project also includes rewinding of eight (8) 100HP Allis-Chalmers (A-C) pump motors.

Station Service Rehabilitation at McNary will take place over several years, and will be conducted by Olsson Industrial Electric without any interruption to plant operations. AGC will work diligently and coordinate closely with Olsson throughout this project to ensure that the governor oil pumps are removed, repaired/rewound, and returned on a Just-In-Time basis in order to avoid delaying the progress of the project or causing an interruption in operations of the plant.


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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