limit governor

limit governor

[′lim·ət ‚gəv·ər·nər]
(mechanical engineering)
A mechanical governor that takes over control from the main governor to shut the machine down when speed reaches a predetermined excess above the allowable rate. Also known as topping governor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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