Highlights from November 2012

After a bumper October, November has been a steady month for EGS.


Amongst our usual array of governor overhauls we have carried out a full overhaul on two Woodward PGA Load sharing governors, which are now obsolete. Even though they are no longer sold we are still able to keep them running, which means the RFA Orangeleaf governors can keep working for another few years, until they have a retrofit.


Our engineer has visited the Putford Trader at Gt.Yarmouth to solve a problem with the Woodward PGA onboard, he corrected the in balance speeds between the two main engines.

UK Crude oil refinery – Our engineer set to work a turbine governor 2301 control run up after maintenance work carried out on turbine with minor adjustments being made.

We were asked to supply governing equipment on an urgent basis to newly refurbished cruise liner Saga Sapphire.  The vessel was having major engine problems as the main digital controls had failed


Over the last month our electrical engineers have been working on building a Peak 150 Electronic governing system for a steam turbine out in the middle east. This system will upgrade and replace the existing mechanical governor fitted.  The Peak 150 stands will be interfaced into existing control system, they are robust and future proof. The new arrangement can be operated remotely by a laptop and fitted with an easy automatic start facility.

The Peak 150 stands are currently going through their final configurations and tests to ensure the setup is correct before they are shipped next week.


Once a month we at EGS like to do something fun, and this month we had ‘Fish & chip Friday’. All staff were treated to their choice from the local chip shop. It was very much enjoyed by all!

Our Workshop Manager has now moved up into the main office from down in the workshop, this is now making communication much easier and he is enjoing being in our newly refurbished office with a great view down onto his department.