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Incompatible governor designation

Incompatible governor designation

Late last year we were sent in various spares from an offshore operator to inspect and overhaul. Included in the shipment were two Woodward EG3P Governors that had been stored and never used, which was just as well! Andy, our Woodward trained engineer, flushed them internally with clean engine oil before mounting them onto our governor test rig to put them through their paces.  The governors’ specifications were checked against their...

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Governor issue limiting power

Governor issue limiting power

No doubt you’re familiar with the function of the governor on your engines. And you might also be aware of what can happen when a governor has been incorrectly set up – we were certainly reminded of it the other day. We had a Deutz BF6M1013 engine on test after a rebuild, where it was producing 230hp, instead of the required 279hp. The engine had been built from a donor unit after the original engine suffered a broken crankshaft along with the...

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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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