Notable Awards 

  US Bureau of Reclamation – Hoover Dam Modernization Project – December 2007
American Governor Awarded Hoover Dam Modernization Project

Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded part of the Hoover Dam Modernization project. AGC is providing PLC based controls for the mission critical Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) safety system. The PRV system relieves pressure in the penstock when the governor system malfunctions.

By properly controlling the water flows, the PRV extends the useful life of the generation systems at Hoover Dam.

USBR-Hoover Dam


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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