It’s not easy to decide which marine governor is the best for you. There are many different types, and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, it can be hard to tell what will work best for your application without a lot of trial and error.
To help make this decision easier, we have compiled a list of few things that every person needs to consider when choosing a marine governor.
- The first one is to consider the force at which you want your system to operate. A hydraulic governor will work fine for most applications if this is below 50% of the full load.
However, it may be better suited as electrical control, and servo systems might be necessary if you need more than that.
- The second thing is to look at how much flow pressure drop there needs to be across your valve when closed (the lift).
The maximum acceptable depths range from 0-15 psi depending on the pipe/tubing used in that application, with larger diameter having less allowable pressure drops with smaller diameters allowing higher ones.
In conclusion, the last thing to consider is how noise-sensitive your application is. An electrical governor could be a better choice if it needs strict quiet because hydraulic governors tend to be quite loud when running.