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Woodward PSG governor overhaul

Woodward PSG governor overhaul

Last week we were sent a couple of Woodward PSG governors in need of an overhaul. They’ve been in constant use on a ferry for the last 16 years without ever leaving the engines and the whole exercise has highlighted what can happen if these vital assemblies do not have any routine maintenance. Knowing the importance of effectively performing governors, the vessel owners had fitted new units but wanted the old units overhauled, so they could be...

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Is the case affecting your Woodward PSG governor performance?

Is the case affecting your Woodward PSG governor performance?

Our engineer Andy has just finished resolving a fuel control problem, and I figured I’d share it with you as it might help if you have a similar issue. The problem was caused by a Woodward PSG governor fitted on a cruise vessel’s Daihatsu 6DL-20 generator engine. The operator had tested the governor on board but found that when it reached the right temperature, the oil pressure was dropping. Once the governor had arrived in our workshop, we...

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Engine control problems

Engine control problems

After changing the cylinder liners last week (if you missed it click here), you might have thought that it was problem solved. But it wasn’t.  We then had some problems when testing the engine. All started well, with an initial 60 minute run at 50% load, followed by a successful 30 minutes at 100% load.  But then, unexpectedly, the engine shutdown. We went over the engine parameters and all were well within the manufacturer’s ranges,...

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Governor’s Droop

Governor’s Droop

We’re in the middle of building a service exchange Woodward UG10L governor for a Malaysian shipping company and whilst confirming the specification we realised not everyone is aware of one of the key settings for their engine control. When replacing a governor, or any major assembly for that matter, there is always the risk that it may have been modified to overcome some performance issues. Although we had the original specification from the...

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What is the brain of the engine?

What is the brain of the engine?

Following the post last week showing the loss of control on the Thames cruiser, I was reminded of the key role the engine governor plays. To some engineers, the governor is still a mystery, and if you’ve seen inside a Woodward PGA governor, you’ll appreciate why. There are many hundreds of tight tolerance components that work together to adjust the fuel according to the engine load, maintaining engine speed. This is why I’ve seen it referred to...

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