The 3161 governor is designed for speed control of diesel engines, gas engines, or steam turbines. The variety of standard features and available options makes the governor ideal for use in a wide variety of applications which require work capacity of up to 24 Nm (18 lb-ft). Applications include off-highway vehicles, industrial, marine, generator set, compressor, or pump drives.
3161 operation can be isochronous for accurate constant speed or frequency control, or droop for load sharing. The amount of droop may be changed internally or with an optional external lever.
The governor has its own sump for quick startup response. Direction of rotation of the governor drive is set at the factory, but can be changed in the field by turning the pump housing.
Torque Rise to limit high speed torque, and Low Idle Offset to provide increased low speed, noload stability, and reduce undershoot and stalling are among the many governor options.