(via Governor Valve) This governor valve uses oil. It is a more contemporary adaptation of Watt’s governor valve for steam engines. Here the system is shown with weights swinging around a horizontal axis. In the area of detail that shows the valve allowing oil to pass through, it does not reveal what should be turbine blades. These would be necessary to cause the weights to spin. A governor valve is an example of a self-regulating system.

September 28, 2011