Conversion Experience at the Chief Joseph Dam Project

by Jerry Forberg, Woodward Governor Co, Rockford, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


In August, 1983, Woodward Governor Company was awarded U. S. Army Corps of Engineers contract DACW67-83-C-0076 to convert ten existing Allis-Chalmers and six existing Woodward Governor Company cabinet actuators from mechanical ballhead speed sensing to three term (P. I. D. ) electronic governing. The execution of the contract consisted of design, production and field installation phases. The topic of this paper is a recounting of problems encountered and their resolution during fulfillment of contract DACW67-83-C-0076, as well as a status report of the conversion program.

Subject Headings: Contracts | Dams | Wood | Hydro power | Construction management | Federal government | Power plants | Fluid velocity

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