Why Bearings Fail and How to Prevent Bearing Failures

Bearings are a crucial component for centrifugal pumps. As to be expected, bearings cannot last forever in a centrifugal pump, and eventually, bearings will fail. “This is because pump bearings usually fail from causes other than fatigue”1. These causes of bearing failure vary greatly, however, the reasons include “excessive thrust, misalignment, inadequate lubrication, impact, static … Read more