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.
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
The only radially divided bearing protector available with rotor / stator static sealing technology as standard. The LabTecta-RDS™ is available in several configurations including flange mounted, axial movement and internal air-purge, giving even...
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.
Bearing Protection – Top Entry
Advanced non-contacting labyrinth seal with integral shut-off valve for top-entry applications.
Bearing Protection – Warman Pumps
Advanced non-contacting labyrinth seal with integral shut-off valve and accessories for Warman pumps.
Magnetically energized bearing protector
The MagTecta™ range includes two sets of seal faces. These products, in the opinion of AESSEAL®, are the world’s first modular dual face bearing protectors, offering double the protection of a conventional single seal face design.
Bearing Protection – Oil Mist
The MagTecta-OM™ is a face seal that prevents oil mist pollution and has been applied to thousands of pieces of equipment in the hydrocarbon processing industry.