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Bearing distributors publish guide to bearing applications in cement process

Glen Ellyn, IL -- The Educational Services Committee of the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has released the second in a new series of industry-specific educational publications, referred to as Industry Briefs. It's titled Cement Process.


Glen Ellyn, IL — The Educational Services Committee of the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has released the second in a new series of industry-specific educational publications, referred to as Industry Briefs. It’s titled Cement Process.

The Industry Briefs are intended to enhance the association’s existing Bearing Briefs by identifying bearing selection specifics used by individual industries. The Cement Process brief details the use of bearings in cement processing and is available for downloading as a PDF from the BSA website, www.bsahome.org, under Tools You Can Use.

Specifically, the Industry Brief maps the cement manufacturing process and identifies particular requirements for bearings. For example, in the clinker cooler, the brief points out: “Pillow block and flange-mounted spherical and tapered roller bearings are typically found on screw conveyors, belt conveyors and bucket elevators. Large fans may utilize Babbitt-lined, oil-lubricated sleeve bearings. Smaller fans utilize pillow block spherical bearings.”

Additional processes included in this brief — such as crushing, homogenization and fuel handling — are given comparable consideration.

The Educational Services Committee hopes to address bearing selection specifics in various additional industries in subsequent Industry Briefs.

BSA is an international service and educational organization of distributors representing a total of almost 100 companies distributing factory-warranted ball-, roller-, and anti-friction bearings and invited manufacturers of bearings and related products. For more information, visit www.bsahome.org.