This came in the door today. Maybe the machinist only had a dull spoon at their disposal? In any event, it's sure thing that it'll look better when it leaves our shop. Also, we'll make sure to redesign the oil channels so they work properly.
Not even sure what exactly to call this. We are going with a "pancaked" thrust bearing case. Keep in mind this is steel, not babbitt!
This was one of the more impressive bearings to come in lately. This bearing is a 12 pad vertical guide bearing that was absolutely trashed on every pad. This type of bearing damage can be diagnosed and avoided using Pioneer's Bearing Damage Flip Chart.
Let's start the blog with one impressively damaged journal bearing! We received a full train of bearings from a turbine that experienced a catastrophic event (duh!). It appears the oil inlet holes ruptured in the event. The most impressive aspect of this damaged bearing is that this is the top half of the bearing that [...]