GCS custom-designed a digital Woodward control system for two diesel-electric Holland America Line S-Class vessels.
Governor Control Systems, Inc. (GCS) specializes in the design, installation, service, and repair of engine and turbine control, monitoring and protection equipment for marine power generation and propulsion. GCS is the largest service and engineering facility in the Woodward distributor network, offering 24/7 service, backed by a comprehensive inventory of Woodward parts and exchange governors.
We are headquartered in Florida, US, with authorized facilities on the Gulf Coast and the Mid-Atlantic as well as a network of partners throughout the Americas. GCS is part of the MSHS Group of companies, providing turnkey solutions for rotating and reciprocating equipment in marine and land-based power applications.
Global service and support for electrical and mechanical control systems
GCS minimizes downtime through routine maintenance to improve prime mover performance and avoid critical, costly breakdowns. Factory-trained technicians inspect, service, test and calibrate electrical and mechanical control systems at our GCS authorized service centers or in the field.
Using portable test stands, we provide on-site service and repairs to meet your demanding schedule and exact requirements, wherever needed. Our technical support team is available 24/7 to answer questions and troubleshoot your problems in real-time.
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GCS maintains the largest inventory of governor cores ready to be customized to specific requirements. A factory-certified warranty is included with all Woodward, TDI and Schaller exchanges.
GCS keeps our customers’ equipment operating at peak performance, minimizing downtime.
OEM expertise and parts for electrical and mechanical control and monitoring equipment
From new system design and installation to routine and critical breakdown service and repair, GCS factory-trained technicians support electrical and mechanical control and monitoring equipment. GCS carries an unmatched inventory of spares, new controls and exchanges for:
Woodward control and monitoring equipment
GCS provides the following services for Woodward equipment:
- Innovative energy control and optimization solutions to maximize energy efficiency, reliability and quality, fuel flexibility, and reduced emissions
- Engine and turbine electrical, digital and mechanical control systems, power management products and recognized retrofits
TDI air starters
TDI air starters are proven in the world’s harshest, most demanding environments. These pre-engaged and inertia-engaged starters have a high power output, are lubricated for life and lightweight.
DYNALCO instrumentation for the shipping industry
Intrinsically safe, class approved instrumentation
Tachometers, speed switches, sensors, gauges, scanners, and magnetic pickups
DCL Emissions Controls catalytic converters
DCL Emissions Controls’ catalytic converters reduce engine exhaust and emissions, including NOx, CO, hydrocarbons, formaldehydes and particulates. The QUICK-LID design offers gasket-less sealing, easy installation and maintenance.
Kral Fuel metering systems
Kral Fuel metering systems provide extremely accurate fuel measurements to control costs. Real-time measurement at both idle and full load, the metering systems are designed for engines 300kW and up, with a flow range of 0.03gpm – 2,000gpm.
Schaller oil mist detectors
Schaller oil mist detectors are robust and fast-acting; engine shutdown within seconds to prevent major damage; mandatory on engines over 2,250kW of 300mm cylinder diameter. They are ABS and USCG approved; over 40,000 installed.
Basler AVRs and excitation
Basler AVRs and excitation improve and optimize generator system performance, and are flexible, reliable, high performance and rugged.
Spinner oil cleaning centrifuges
Spinner oil cleaning centrifuges are simple to service with a rugged construction, and provide dependable and trouble-free performance. The powerful oil cleaning removes soot and fine contaminants.
Power and propulsion control system upgrades for marine and industrial projects
The GCS engineering team has extensive experience providing power and propulsion control systems for all sizes of prime movers. GCS designs effective and innovative solutions for a broad range of marine and industrial projects. Field-proven designs are individualized to meet application-specific requirements.
From standard products to custom software, GCS application engineers specialize in the latest control and monitoring solutions, protection system modernizations, and programming requirements.
Installing new control systems reduces the amount of smoke during engine start-ups, which is an important feature for cruise vessels that sail in areas where fines may be imposed due to excessive smoke during start-up.
GCS has broad experience in the design and installation of integrated control systems for all marine environments and welcomes the opportunity to share specific case studies on request.
Governor Control Systems: adding value with experience and innovation
On the work bench or on-site, GCS provides unmatched service and experience in leading control and monitoring solutions. With proven experience from service and repair of mechanical and electrical governors to complete systems upgrades incorporating digital controls, HMIs and programming, GCS is your partner for the life of your control system.
Petroliam Nasional Berhad’s (Petronas) first floating liquefied natural gas (PFLNG 1) facility, also known as PFLNG SATU, was developed for the Kanowit gas field off the coast of Sarawak in Malaysia.
Governor Control Systems have released a free white paper on Ship Technology, detailing their custom-designed digital Woodward control system for two diesel-electric Holland America Line S-Class vessels.
Governor Control Systems (GCS) introduces a state-of-the-art designed mobile governor test stand to facilitate on-board emergency governor/actuator troubleshooting, calibration, and service.
Governor Control Systems, Inc. (GCS) has been awarded ISO9001:2008 certification in January 2012 by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).