Dramatically enhanced air cooling for vertical pump bearings

R. T. Knox, S. J. Dixon, J. E L Simmons

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Abstract

Technological advances in engineering are frequently driven by the need to solve a particular problem. Successful solutions then form the basis of a new generation of products designed for wider application. This move, from particular to general, is well illustrated by the development of a forced air-cooled, whitemetal bearing able to operate in markedly more extreme conditions than usual. This paper describes the evolution of a bearing design with greatly increased heat dissipation capability when compared with other bearings of its size and type. The resulting operating envelope therefore extends well into the area traditionally occupied by water cooled bearings. © IMechE 2006.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitution of Mechanical Engineers, Fluid Machinery Group - Ninth European Fluid Machinery Congress: Applying the Latest Technology to New and Existing Process Equipment
Pages103-111
Number of pages9
Volume2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInstitution of Mechanical Engineers, Fluid Machinery Group - Ninth European Fluid Machinery Congress: Applying the Latest Technology to New and Existing Process Equipment - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 23 Apr 200626 Apr 2006

Conference

ConferenceInstitution of Mechanical Engineers, Fluid Machinery Group - Ninth European Fluid Machinery Congress: Applying the Latest Technology to New and Existing Process Equipment
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period23/04/0626/04/06

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    Knox, R. T., Dixon, S. J., & Simmons, J. E. L. (2006). Dramatically enhanced air cooling for vertical pump bearings. In Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Fluid Machinery Group - Ninth European Fluid Machinery Congress: Applying the Latest Technology to New and Existing Process Equipment (Vol. 2006, pp. 103-111)