Research shows that 52% of bearing failures are due to contamination of the bearing oil*.
* Bloch, Heinz; “Pump Users Handbook: Life Extension” 2011.
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Research into Bearing Failures
Reliability by numbers: 52% of bearing failures. A study into equipment reliability conducted at a major refinery has published statistics on causes of equipment failure. They concluded that 40% of overall rotating equipment failures (pumps, mixers, etc) were due to bearing failure.
They further estimated that 48% of all bearing failures were due to particle contamination and a further 4% were due to corrosion (caused by liquid in the oil). Therefore 52% (total contamination cause) of 40% (bearing failures) = 20.8% of all rotating equipment failures are caused by contamination of the bearing oil.
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Bearing Protection – KSB CPK Pumps
Advanced non-contacting labyrinth seal with integral shut-off valve and accessories for KSB CPK pumps.
Bearing Protection – Outboard Airpurge
The LabTecta-OAP™ is specifically designed for use in extreme environments and applications where contamination may completely cover the seal /equipment.
Bearing Protection – Plumber/Pillow Block
The LabTecta-PB™ utilizes a unique two-piece stator design that provides a self-aligning joint that allows the seal to align both to the bearing block and to the shaft.
Bearing Protection – Radially Divided
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Bearing Protection – Stainless Steel Metalurgy
The LabTecta-SS™ is available in full stainless steel construction, giving even greater flexibility in more chemically demanding environments.
Bearing Protection – Steam Turbine Applications
Process steam turbines present a unique challenge for bearing protection. As the carbon rings containing the steam wear, high temperature / high velocity steam travels down the shaft directly at the bearing seal.