Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) will supply three governor conversion systems as part of an overall rehabilitation project at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Webbers Falls Powerhouse. The powerhouse features three (3) 30MW slant-axis Kaplan turbines.
The existing Pelton Mechanical Cabinet Actuators have become increasingly difficult to support and maintain, and the new digital controls will utilize the same Siemens PLC platform recently installed at their Fort Gibson Powerhouse, simplifying the integration of these unit controls into the USACE’s SCADA system. New touchscreen local operator control panels will provide enhanced control and monitoring functions.
AGC will design the system control cabinets to fit in the existing governor cabinets and will provide new electrohydraulic valve manifolds, electronic position feedback devices, and new shaft-mounted Speed Signal Generator assemblies. The company will also provide pump rebuild kits and solenoid-operated unloader systems for the existing governor oil pumps.
Site services will include start-up, testing and training. Delivery is scheduled for October 2009.
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.