MRO Magazine

Hydrodynamic bearing features polymer-coated runner

A tilting pad style hydrodynamic bearing that features a polymer-coated carbon steel runner for high-shock and high-load applications with low-viscosity fluids and frequent starting and stopping has b...


April 1, 2008
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

A tilting pad style hydrodynamic bearing that features a polymer-coated carbon steel runner for high-shock and high-load applications with low-viscosity fluids and frequent starting and stopping has been introduced by Ride Technologies. A hardened steel bearing combines with springmounted pads for load equalization and deflection to create the converging wedge shape. The design permits the bearing to run cooler at high loads up to 3,500 psi and to withstand shocks up to 100 Gs. Developed for submersible pumps, motors, compressors and especially coal bed methane water pumping, the bearing will not wear out under normal operation. It is available in sizes from 1 in. O. D. to 60 in. O. D. Ride Technologies