The double edged sword of high pressure jacking oil system of hydrodynamic tilting pad thrust bearings

By Fred C. Wiesinger, Jr. Technical Services Manager Pioneer Motor Bearing Company Image Credit: Søren Niedziella/Flickr User albioneurope In a properly designed fluid film thrust bearing operating at its design speed, a continuous hydrodynamic flow of oil completely separates the babbitt surface of each thrust shoe and the steel [...]