Meggitt / Whittaker Controls
Meggitt Controls formerly known as Whittaker Controls is the OEM engineering company for aerospace and gas turbine valves. You will find Meggitt energy products in GE LM series, Rolls Royce and many other aero-derivative gas turbines. VBR Turbine Partners is the distributor for all new Meggitt Energy Products. At our location in Elst, VBR performs OEM & ATEX certified “back to zero hour” overhauls on Meggitt valves.
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About Meggitt & Whittaker Controls
Meggitt Controls is a well respected producer of gas turbine air flow control and fuel control valves. Many of these critical valves are used in General Electric (GE) and Rolls Royce (RR) aero-derivative gas turbines. Originally founded in 1942, Whittaker Controls has provided a wide range of innovative products for the aerospace industry and the industrial fluid control industry. In 1999 Whittaker Controls was acquired by the british aerospace engineering company Meggitt.
Meggitt Controls had a long and extensive experience with aircraft- and aero-derivative engine bleed air applications. They have also become a recognized authority on the development of robust air control valves for the harsh operating environments of industrial gas turbines.
The Meggitt Controls valves are of extremely quality achieved by smart engineering, aerospace proven designs utilising top class materials and extensive testing. VBR provides new Meggitt gas turbine control valves and valve upgrades directly to end users at a competitive prices. VBR is stockist of Meggitt Controls valves so response times and lead times are short. An overview of Meggitt’s innovative and cost-effective valve portfolio is presented at www.meggittvalves.com.
End of Life notification
Essential parts obsolete for Meggitt C173455 motor controller
For many years Meggitt/Whittaker has provided a motor controller with part numbers C173455 and C173465 to drive her metering valves. Unfortunately essential replacement parts for this motor controller are no longer in production. Repair of your existing motor controllers will not be possible anymore by lack of these essential parts.
Meggitt part numbers affected: C173455 & C173465
Replace obsolete motor controllers by new generation digital controllers
Meggitt has released a new generation digital motor controller to replace the existing motor controller. This digital controller comes in three different configurations, depending on your specific engine situation and ATEX zone requirements.
|Replacement table Meggitt motor controller configurations|
|Meggitt motor controller configuration||Obsolete|
|1 x controller, no enclosure||C173455||C450305|
|1 x controller in ATEX zone 1 explosion proof enclosure||C173465||C450285|
|3 x controller in ATEX zone 2 explosion proof enclosure||Not available||C450295|
Important retrofit remark
A retrofit from the current obsolete analogue controllers to the new digital Meggitt controllers requires an exchange of all motor controllers in the same fuel system at the same time. It also requires adjustment of specific parameters in the control system for proper functioning of the new digital controllers.
VBR retrofit support
For tailored information about the best way to replace your current obsolete motor controllers with the new digital Meggitt controllers contact us.
VBR will fully support you to realize a smooth & timely transition from your current obsolete analogue controllers to the new digital controllers.
The next generation LM bleed air valves by Meggitt
In July & August 2016 GE had released a service bulletin & letter recommending replacement of existing 2.5″, 4” and 6″ Honeywell CDP, VSV and Thrust Balance valves on GE LM engines. The OEM recommendation was the use of Meggitt butterfly bleed air valves for reasons of improved reliability.
These new OEM recommended Meggitt valves are fully interchangeable with your current Honeywell bleed air valves in form, fit & function and they fully comply with the OEM specifications on the flow versus stroke requirements.
Major Oil & Gas companies, power producers and process industries have already started valve exchange programs for their entire LM fleets.
All three types of the OEM recommended Meggitt valves are normally on stock at the VBR Turbine Partners warehouse in Elst for immediate availability to LM1600, LM2500/+, LM6000 and LMS100 owners and operators worldwide.
For more information about these OEM recommended CDP, VSV and Thrust Balance valves for GE LM engines download our newsletters:
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VBR Turbine Partners
VBR is the exclusive OEM authorized distributor and overhaul facility for Meggitt Controls products in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. We supply new valves and perform OEM valve overhauls at our main office in Elst, the Netherlands.
All Meggitt Controls and valves are ATEX certified. VBR are the OEM authorized valve overhaul facility based in Europe. And when we deliver an overhaul, it comes with the required ATEX certification still in place. VBR provides OEM overhauls on Meggitt valves that will bring them back to zero hour condition.
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For further information about the benefits of retrofitting obsolete or mature gas turbine control systems please contact us.