# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Small Engine Repair Task 1325974013

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Evaluate operation of a governor.

Definition

Evaluate the operation of a governor based on its stability (e.g., ability to maintain a desired engine speed without fluctuation) and sensitivity (e.g., percent of speed change required to produce corrective action on the throttle).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What happens as the load on the engine increases?
  • When the centrifugal force on the flyweight decreases, what happens to the governor control spring and how does this affect engine performance?

Other Related Standards

Common Career Technical Core

AG-PST3

Service and repair AFNR mechanical equipment and power systems.