Bearing Isolators with Chris and Woody
One of the major reasons of bearing failure is the operating conditions of the machine. That’s why bearing isolators are used to keep the bearing separate from the external environment. It is a type of seal that helps keep bearing and the oil free from contamination. There are several different types of bearing isolators. The major categories are contacting or mechanical—which have been used for rotating equipment for a long time—and non-contacting seals that are used for dynamic purposes and consistent performance. The latter type has a long life because those are not making contact with the equipment.
In this episode, we covered:
- An overview of Bearing Isolators
- The types of bearing isolators
- Other factors you need to focus on aside from analysis
- And much more!