Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a contract for the supply of 146 digital governor conversions at 21 US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) powerhouses in the Northwest Pacific Region. The multi-year contract includes design, engineering, fabrication, testing and start-up services and is believed to be the largest number of governors ever purchased under a single contract.
The governor systems to be upgraded are a mix of Woodward, Pelton, Voest-Alpine and Allis-Chalmers units. One of the primary goals of the project is to standardize all the governors in the region to simplify support and maintenance.
AGC will supply PLC-based digital controllers, electro-hydraulic interface valve manifolds, and redundant speed and position sensing devices. AGC will also provide spare parts and training for each power plant.
The first task orders for design engineering, system software packages and math models were received in June 2008.
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.