Woodward Governor Company (Nasdaq:WGOV - news) has announced that Kawasaki Gas Turbine Division has selected Woodward Industrial Controls to provide the control and fuel metering systems for its (U.S. packaged) GPB-GPC-15X gas turbine genset, which uses Xonon(TM) ultra-low NOx combustion technology.

"As emissions regulations become increasingly stringent, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are searching for combustion control solutions that will ensure their engines and turbines run as cleanly, cost-effectively, and efficiently as possible,'' said Tom Gendron, Industrial Controls vice president. "Currently, Woodward is the only company with the patented technology to control the Xonon catalytic combustion process. This patented technology is an outgrowth of our Genxon joint venture with Catalytica. Our goal is to become the leading global supplier of energy control systems for industrial engines, turbines, and power equipment, and this is one more example of how Woodward's energy control technology can help our OEM customers sell more engines.''

John Svendsen, Woodward account manager said, "The Woodward control system we are providing Kawasaki is the AtlasPC(TM) control system, which leverages embedded-PC technology to create a more powerful, low-cost, reliable industrial turbine control. We're able to offer OEMs a control system that is competitively priced with general-purpose PLC (programmable logic controller) products and one that also provides the specific performance, software and simulation tools required for real-time control of gas turbines.''

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