Centrifugal pumps require bearings to allow the rotor to turn while maintaining correct alignment between the rotor and the pump’s stationary parts under the action of radial and axial forces. Their design, therefore, is as critical as any of the other major pump parts; a pump with unreliable bearings is a continual cause of unnecessary outages and maintenance expense.
KeywordsCentrifugal Pump Journal Bearing Roller Bearing Rolling Element Thrust Bearing
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