Notes on Watt Governor

COMPETITIVE EXAM TOPIC FOR

SSC, DRDO, DSSSB, UPSC, J.E FOR RAILWAY, DELHI METRO

GOVERNOR- WATT GOVERNOR

(THEORY OF MACHINE)

WATT GOVERNOR

The governor used in steam engine for the first time was Watt governor because the first steam engine was invented by James watt. So, Watt governor was named after him.

It is simple type centrifugal governor. The Watt governor is also known as simple conical governor.

 

CONSTRUCTION OF WATT GOVERNOR

The diagram of Watt governor is as given below;-

 

 

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                                                               Watt Governor

WORKING OF WATT GOVERNOR

When the speed of the engine is increased, then the governor ball moves in outward direction due to the centrifugal force and the sleeve moves upward on the spindle through the links.

When the speed of the engine decreases, then the governor ball moves inward and the sleeve moves downward on the spindle.

                                                                                                            

TYPES OF WATT GOVERNOR

There are three types of watt governor:-

  • Pinned arm type watt governor

  • Open arm type watt governor

  • Crossed arm type watt governor.

The  diagrams of three type watt governor  are as given below:-

 

 

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Pinned type Governor

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                                                                                                                Open type Governor

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                                               Cross type Governor

 

Derivation of watt governor

For the derivation of watt governor please watch the video whose link is given below:-

https://goo.gl/sZfK0C

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