A tank farm, an airport and one of the region's largest oil and gas companies are using the technology for a variety of applications.
Reduce Thrust Bearing 
Operating Temperatures
Three design techniques can lower the operating temperature of hot running, 
tilting-pad thrust bearings.
Bearing Failures
New bearing system keeps circulating water pumps running in a 
nuclear power plant.After 8 years of problem-free operation, a bearing failure forced an outage at a nuclear power plant. When two more...
A thermoplastic composition in abrasive applications helped bearings meet end user specifications.
Modern labyrinth bearing protection seals can protect precision elements from contamination.
This equipment exploits the elasticity of synthetic rubber and ensures stable bearing behavior.
Oil, gas and petrochemical plants must protect bearings from contamination, moisture and overheating to keep production rates steady.

Hybrid Bearings Enhance Performance of Dry-Start Vertical Pumps

This equipment exploits the elasticity of synthetic rubber and ensures stable bearing behavior.

Avoid Common Causes of Bearing Failure

These recommendations can help end users prevent equipment degradation in pulp and paper applications.

Lip and labyrinth seals provide protection in harsh oil and gas applications.
Careful analysis identified the issue with this multistage, oil transfer pump.
These components do not have to be sealed from harsh operating media.
Some will know from their experience with automobiles that thicker oils, such as Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 30, are more appropriate for warm summer months. But thinner oils, perhaps SAE...
Discharges flowing through the bearings put motors at risk.
These recommendations can help end users prevent equipment degradation in pulp and paper applications.
The resistant bearings guarantee consistent power supply by overcoming abrasive materials in glacier runoff and river debris.
The Trouble With Silicon Carbide
Enable the sealless transition with ceramic-matrix composites. Sealless pumps, such as magnetic-driven and canned-motor pumps, are becoming more common in the petrochemical and power industries for...
Pumps and Systems, July 2009What is the secret to continuously baking or processing cakes, pizza, chicken, beer and thousands of other foods and beverages? Mechanical carbon materials used in the food...
Pumps & Systems, August 2008Progressive maintenance practices are vital to maximize pump life, minimize downtime and avoid costly repairs and lost production. It is good practice to plan the...
This material stands up to pump upsets such as cavitation and dry running.
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...
From storage to dismounting, every aspect of a bearing’s service life can impact its performance and reliability.
The material stands up to pump upsets such as cavitation and dry running.
Outside lubrication experts help improve protocols and minimize downtime.
Safely immerse motor compressors in process gas without risking costly damage.
Properly aligned bearings can be critical to the life and health of pumps.
The best option for preventing bearing currents depends on the source of the problem.
Use a mathematical model that estimates vibration at the top bearing of a motor used on a vertical, wet-pit, column type pump.