UG-8 & 3161 Woodward Governor Retrofit Program

Is your Woodward governor ready for replacement?

For the next few months, asset owners will receive a substantial discount when replacing their UG-8 or 3161 governors with the latest P3 Digital Governor “UG25+”.

Fluid Power Engineering Solutions, in partnership with PM Controls, are running a special retrofit program for the Woodward Mechanical Hydraulic UG8 and 3161 Governors when replaced with the UG25+.

Why replace the 3161 with the latest P3 Digital Governor UG25+?

  • Improve control performance; less breakdown = lower maintenance cost
  • UG25+ has superior dynamic performance. Provides fast and stable work output
  • More cost effective to replace instead of overhaul or service after 20,000 hours.
  • Increase reliability and stability
  • Reduce emissions

UG-8 & 3161 Woodward Governor Retrofit Program

To find out more contact FPES on:
Phone: 1300 883 955

Installation of State of the Art Test Facility at PM Control

FPES and PM Control have been this week furthering and deepening our progressive and exciting partnership. Two of our Electrical/Mechatronics Team have been at the PMC facility in Kingsgrove assisting in the installation and commissioning of a Woodward Micronet+ control system with LinkNet HT modules.

This world class addition to the Australian market will allow us to automate DLE skid functionality testing after completion of overhaul. The DLE skids are received, inspected, stripped, inspected and assembled at our Wetherill Park facility before transferring to PM Control Kingsgrove for FAT testing.

Woodward DLE Skid – Overhauled locally in Australia by FPES
Woodward DLE Skid – Overhauled locally in Australia by FPES

This is great news as clients and end users can have confidence that any work we undertake on their critical components will be rigorously tested with state of the art technology.

We at both FPES and PM Control are intent on developing and retaining expertise in Australia to support our markets. We can achieve this through staff development, smart investment and the support of our suppliers and clients alike.

Development of Woodward DLE Skid Overhaul & Test Facility

FPES have been working diligently with our partners at PM Control over the last 12 months to bring customer centric gas turbine solutions to the market.

We are proud to be creating jobs in Australia and also to be delivering never-seen-before capability which will bring benefit to the many gas turbine owner/operators in the country and wider regions.

Development of Woodward Dle Skid Overhaul & Test Facility

This capability continues to develop and we have big plans for 2020 and beyond.

One of the main drivers behind the venture, Matthijs Koreman of PM Control, said “I’m delighted to be part of this project where we can bring together the expertise of two local companies to deliver an outstanding solution to the market. Very excited to see how we can progress.”

New Pickup & Delivery Service

Dedicated to giving the best level of service, staying in-touch with our customers and enhancing the overall experience of using FPES as your supply partner of choice, we have a shiny new truck to manage pick up and deliveries of your jobs.

Meet Dave, he is a switched-on guy, good with names and on the look-out for more services we can provide to support your business. Keep a look out for the FPES truck coming to your site, speak to Dave for more information, or to give any feedback on things we can improve.

The FPES Delivery service is a great addition to managing great outcomes for our customers through our hydraulic services, find out more here 

Expansion into Perth, WA

Western Australia is a key growth area for Australian industry, the opportunity to provide end to end system integration solutions for companies seeking ‘one source suppliers’ is extensive. Fluid Power Engineering Solutions has a proven track record on the East Coast for innovative Engineering, Hydraulic and Filtration solutions, we are a preferred supplier of multiple industry leading product ranges.

Our Perth operation is closely aligned with our company ethos ‘People & Partnerships’, our new gun Business Development Manager, John Ferguson is keenly focused on collaboration with key players in WA to deliver the right solutions.

People make the difference to quality outcomes, John brings over 15 years’ experience in rotating equipment, HV assets, engineering and hydraulics in the Mining, Resources & Energy, Oil & Gas and Marine sectors, to focus on giving clients the required solutions with no fuss.

As a Critical Asset Management specialist John is able to provide clients with 360° solutions, as their trusted advisor and solution provider.

In Perth we now offer a full range of turnkey solutions:

● Perth based Centre of Excellence for transformers and HV assets
● Smart Systems & predictive maintenance (PdM)
● Rotating equipment consultancy & maintenance
● ISBL filtration expertise: lube oil, air, hydraulic, gas, water, fuel
● Expert industry collaborations to deliver maximum value
● Hydraulic engineering & design
● Hire fleet of filtration skids
● Commissioning flushing
● Specialist oil management service & supply
● Flange and valve management

Get in touch with John Ferguson for advice or a free consultation 0451 364 633 or email at

Appointed Australian Distributor for Trojan Dryout Systems

Exciting new partnership with Trojan Dry-out Systems, a Global leader of proprietary technologies for design and manufacture of filtration equipment for energised power transformers.

Trojan are a New Zealand based privately owned company leading the standard worldwide for transformer filtration solutions. Trojan design and manufacture a complete range of solutions; online – portable and fixed, and load tap changer filter systems. With a clear understanding of the application challenges and designed with the end-user in mind, Trojan understand the importance of lower cost solutions, providing longer term benefits, without the need for any downtime.

FPES are now able to extend ongoing support locally in Australia, ensuring customers are getting the most out of their Trojan Dryout System in providing maximum operational output of high value transformer asset applications.

Touch base with FPES to understand how these transformer dry out systems can extend equipment life and save you money through analysis, management and removal of contaminants such as moisture, gases, particulate, acidity & sludge, from energised power transformers. Check out the Trojan range in our Products or visit their website for further information.

Official Parker P1 Piston Pump Build Centre

Partnering with leading edge manufacturers is crucial to delivering best in class integrated solutions. FPES are excited to become an authorised Parker Hannifin ‘hydraulic systems integrator’, setting up a rapid response build centre to manufacture Parker P1/PD Piston pumps to customer specification.

This is great news for industry, for those relying on proven performance for medium-pressure open circuit piston pumps for mobile and industrial applications, can now avoid long lead times for replacement pumps.

FPES are a hydraulics specialist, having developed a longstanding partnership with Parker, they are an obvious dependable partner to become a build centre for this key Parker product line. FPES have geared up their P1 build centre to adhere to strict Parker requirements regarding facility, engineering, manufacturing, employee training and inventory standards.

An extension of FPES centre of hydraulics excellence in Wetherill Park, Sydney, P1 Piston pumps can now be manufactured to customer specifications with a 48hr turnaround. A powerful proposition for end users in industry who can order the Parker P1 Piston pump to replace alternative brands sourced overseas, buying local product and benefiting from local ongoing support local Australian business. Check out more details on the Parker P1 here link to Products/Pumps/P1

Supporting Youth Development

Part of building a good business is focusing on people and culture. FPES are proud to continuously support our youth through encouraging apprenticeship positions within our company. Geoff Head, owner of FPES says “It’s important to look to the future growth of our business through developing our people and providing the opportunity and environment for them to grow”. Geoff adamantly maintains a philosophy of “you hire for attitude and train for skills”.

Welcome Zac, our most recent addition to the Team, Zac, has taken on a Fitter/Machinist Apprenticeship and is enjoying learning under very experienced technicians in a dynamic workshop environment. Zac joined FPES after a trial period where he experienced the positive culture of the FPES team and knew it was going to be a great place to learn and offer many avenues for future career progression.

Zac is pictured here with his new pride and joy, it’s important to look the part!