Alternative bearing options can enhance reliability and increase energy efficiency.
One unique design transmits torque across the disc pack assemblies purely by friction, helping to prevent issues associated with stress concentration, backlash and chatter.
End users must understand the conditions that lead to early bearing failure to choose the best technology for their needs.
If power is interrupted, lubrication continues without causing major problems to pump bearings.
A large petrochemical plant increased the service life of its equipment from six months to three years.
The materials are able to withstand dry-run conditions.
Achieve pump and motor longevity by providing proper storage, avoiding pre-service damage, and conducting sound handling and maintenance procedures.
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.
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.
Oil, gas and petrochemical plants must protect bearings from contamination, moisture and overheating to keep production rates steady.
These recommendations can help end users prevent equipment degradation in pulp and paper applications.
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...
These components do not have to be sealed from harsh operating media.
The resistant bearings guarantee consistent power supply by overcoming abrasive materials in glacier runoff and river debris.
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.
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.