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Minimizing pump downtime directly affects the bottom line.

For any bearing used in rotating machinery, applying best maintenance practices and using the correct enabling tools can help contribute to maximum bearing service life.

Many industries use variable frequency drives (VFDs) with induction motors.

Minimizing pump downtime directly affects the bottom line.

A multistage BB5 diffuser machine in oil transfer service in the Middle East had been in operation for many years without problems.

Within the oil and gas industry, the rotating shafts of equipment—such as pumps, motors, compressors, gearboxes and turbines—perform an essential function in both upstream and downstream applicati

Few industries can tolerate the unscheduled downtime of critical equipment. In refinery operations, it can have particularly serious implications.

Active magnetic bearing (AMB) reliability and availability levels have surpassed oil bearings after 10 years of technological advancements.

Bearing currents occur in specific motor and drive installations and can lead to motor fatigue and failure.

Misalignment is a frequent cause of rolling bearing failure. It can cause cage fracture, which will result in seizure of the bearing, pump failure and costly downtime.

Bearings in centrifugal pumps support hydraulic loads imposed on t

With more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Lukoil, a Russian oil and gas business, aspired to expand its oil and gas fields.

When pumping river or well water, abrasive particles—such as sand and other debris—erode hardware quickly. This leads to poor performance and costly, frequent repairs.

When a representative from a local distributor noticed a large amount of oil leaking from a semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill gearbox at a copper mill, he decided that a permanent solution to th

Industrial equipment users are often confronted with pump parts issues. Handling these issues requires making experience-based decisions and prioritizing.

When designing an application, the design engineer must consider proper bearing lubrication. The lubrication method affects the proper operation of the equipment and the cost of maintaining it.

A Kansas City motor repair shop developed a virtually foolproof process for protecting pump motors from electrical bearing damage caused by stray shaft currents.

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