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GOVERNOR- WATT GOVERNOR
(THEORY OF MACHINE)
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;-
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:-
Open type Governor
Derivation of watt governor
For the derivation of watt governor please watch the video whose link is given below:-