Woodward has been at the forefront of hydro turbine control since our patented flywheel governor revolutionized the speed control of a rotating water wheel back in 1870. Today, customers trust our experience and expertise with the latest digital controls, actuation, and protection systems controlling Francis, Kaplan, and Pelton hydro turbines from simple to the most complex applications around the world.
Our hydro turbine technology operates Francis, Kaplan, and Pelton turbines with off-the-shelf control systems and core software that simplifies design and facilitates commissioning. Both simplex or high availability requirements are effortlessly met, along with required safety integrity levels. HMI integrated into the speed control systems ensures user-friendly operation and increases overall system flexibility. Woodward actuators, overspeed protection systems, synchronizers, and protection relays provide comprehensive control of the turbine.
Woodward’s line of power generation control, distribution and protection relays enables hydroelectricity plants to connect to the grid efficiently and protect equipment to optimize power delivery and return on investment.