Achieve pump and motor longevity by providing proper storage, avoiding pre-service damage, and conducting sound handling and maintenance procedures.
Modern labyrinth bearing protection seals can protect precision elements from contamination.
This equipment exploits the elasticity of synthetic rubber and ensures stable bearing behavior.
A thermoplastic composition in abrasive applications helped bearings meet end user specifications.
This material stands up to pump upsets such as cavitation and dry running.
From storage to dismounting, every aspect of a bearing’s service life can impact its performance and reliability.
The reliability of high-speed and high-pressure pumps is crucial to several industries in the Middle East and North Africa. Oil and refinery services and desalination operations, for example, depend...
Discharges flowing through the bearings put motors at risk.
Despite their simplicity, centrifugal pumps often experience repeat failures that even seasoned maintenance and reliability professionals have trouble preventing. This four-part series explains the...
The material stands up to pump upsets such as cavitation and dry running.
Careful analysis identified the issue with this multistage, oil transfer pump.
Lip and labyrinth seals provide protection in harsh oil and gas applications.
Outside lubrication experts help improve protocols and minimize downtime.
Safely immerse motor compressors in process gas without risking costly damage.
The best option for preventing bearing currents depends on the source of the problem.
Properly aligned bearings can be critical to the life and health of pumps.
Appropriate equipment selection and best-practice maintenance procedures can make a difference in reliability, service life and production.
A Russian oil & gas company produces a compressor station to maximize pipeline capacity.
A northeast Germany refinery increased its MTBF by upgrading eight pumps.
This equipment eliminated a SAG copper mill gearbox’s maintenance issues resulting from contact lip seals that had a short and unreliable service life.
Use a mathematical model that estimates vibration at the top bearing of a motor used on a vertical, wet-pit, column type pump.
Q. What information is available regarding bearing minimum loads for pumps? A. All rolling element bearings require a minimum applied load. This ensures that normal elasto-hydrodynamic operation...
Mapping and testing ensure proper fit and function of replacement parts.
To optimize the lubrication of a bearing, proper oil viscosity selection is essential.
A shaft grounding ring and ceramic insulation can improve motor bearing life when VFDs are used.
Reduce Thrust Bearing 
Operating Temperatures
Three design techniques can lower the operating temperature of hot running, 
tilting-pad thrust bearings.
GOTHENBURG (March 27, 2013) – SKF’s newly built bearing factory in Ahmedabad, India was awarded the coveted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by IGBC (India...
Troubleshooting Bearings: A Structured Approach
Pumps and Systems, February 2007When evaluating bearing distress, the babbitted shoe surface is commonly the only area that is examined. Although a great deal of information can be extracted from the...
Pumps & Systems, November 2007The benefits of predictive maintenance are becoming readily accepted throughout industry in Europe as well as North America. Guy Mertens, who is responsible for...
Advanced Bearing Materials for Processed Lubricated Systems
Pump manufacturers in a variety of industries are increasingly asked to deliver more with less; they need to handle increased loads with improved system efficiency but reduce envelope, environmental...