Kingsbury’s very popular brochure, “General Guide To Hydrodynamic Bearings,” covers the background and invention of the tilting pad fluid film bearing, the types of fluid film bearings in common use and a comprehensive section on the diagnosis and troubleshooting of bearing problems. This booklet provides a very good overview of bearing failure modes, but due to size constraints, it cannot cover all known issues. This current page therefore includes information about other types of bearing failures and serves as an addendum to the HB brochure.
Any machinery engineers viewing this page or the companion PDF who do not find information concerning the issues that they are encountering in their own test stands or field applications are encouraged to contact Kingsbury’s engineering department for assistance.
For the complete paper with associated illustrations, continue reading at Kingsbury.com.