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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Pump Specific Bearing Protector
A cost effective bearing protection upgrade solution specifically designed to fit: Goulds 3196 and 3175, Flowserve Durco, KSB CPK pumps.
Eliminate over 50% of bearing failures with the LabTecta® IP66 certified bearing protector: a true non-contacting labyrinth design with a shut-off design that really works.
Bearing Protection – Axial Movement
The LabTecta-AX™ design uses a unique sliding rotor that allows the seal to absorb axial movement internally.
Bearing Protection – Inboard Airpurge
The LabTecta-IAP™ design is ideal for applications where it is necessary to retain product, gases or exhaust within an enclosure. Common applications are fans, screw conveyors and other powder handling equipment.
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.