Highlights from October 2012

Month overview
October 2012 has been a busy month, we have despatched some large spares orders, gained new customers from Greece and the UK, Overhauled a considerable amount of governors and provided another successful training course for a UK Oil company.

Completed commissioning of a Woodward 505E Control for a District Heating Company. They now have the facility for automatic hot and cold staring – synchronising and overspeed protection.

Our Service Manager Steve has been onboard the RFA Black Rover and completed a successful sea trials, commissioning the overhaul of main engine governor. The vessel sailed from Liverpool to Loch Striven.

This month we have despatched one of our largest spares orders to the middle east. The $70,000 order consisted of just over 1000 items and was all hand picked and packed by our store man Ian. It weighed in at a massive 61kg.

Our workshop technicians have been working together to overhaul a very old English Electric Governor received from a Railway preservation company. This rare governor was over 40 years old and is currently being fitted back to its class 37 locomotive.

Another successful training course carried out by our instructor Ivor for engineers from a UK Oil Refinery. This course was tailored to suit their pacific requirements consisting of theory and practical lessons on Woodward TG and PG-PL governors. Excellent feedback received!

Other news
We have had our yearly quality audit inspection, with a positive outcome given by the assessor from NQA. We have now received our updated certificate which we hold for ISO 9001:2008

Our company accountant Holly will be leaving us this week, we all wish her the best of luck in her future career.
We also welcome Jessica to the EGS team, she will be taking over from Holly in our accounts department.

Cyber-Duck wins outstanding website category award for EGS new site.

24th September – 5th October 2012


Our retrofit department are currently working on building two control stands which will be replacing old mechanical governors,  our customer is updating equipment to enhance the efficiency of the running of the turbine. On completion of these two large units they will be shipped to an oil refinery in Africa.

We have previously carried out a similar project for a waste management company. Go to the case study for more information and to see pictures of the double Peak 150 stand we designed and built.


Our service engineer Jon will be visiting the site of the UK’s longest established district heating company to install and commission two Woodward EG10P Governors and a solenoid stop valve and also to replace corroded wiring looms on their extraction steam turbine. Jon will be reconfiguring a Woodward 505E Control and setting up all equipment to customers specifications.


This month our overhaul department including technicians and test engineers have been busy overhauling a number of Woodward Governors that have been received from a UK based oil refinery.

The large quantity of critical plant operation units have all been stripped, inspected with all worn and damaged parts replaced. The units were then rebuilt and sprayed and are now currently in the process of being tested and set to specification to meet the customer’s criteria.

Our Governor Technician Chris has also been working on a main engine governor type PGA-EG, which has now been safely delivered back on board a premier cruise liner the MS Braemar. 


Award-winning digital agency Cyber-Duck won two awards for the EGS website built earlier this year. They were awarded one silver W3 award in the Manufacturing in the General Websites Category and also scooped a 2012 WebAward in the outstanding website category.

Well done Cyber-Duck!

For more information, see the article posted on Cyber-Duck’s website.

Other EGS news

On Friday 5th October our Sales and Marketing Manager April will be leaving EGS. We wish her all the best of luck in her future career.