Bearing Failure Mechanisms Video

Bearing Failure Mechanisms 

Presented by Andy Page, GP Allied

An understanding of how a bearing or gear actually fails is paramount to understanding why condition monitoring technologies work the way they do.  It also helps us understand how a condition monitoring technology like ultrasound, vibration analysis, or infrared thermography detects the defects they claim to detect.  This session will focus on the mechanical and chemical ways bearings and gears fail.  Concepts like lubricant dynamics, fatigue, adhesion, and abrasion will be covered in an attempt to help the participant understand the failure mechanisms of a bearing, what causes the mechanisms, what accelerates these mechanisms, and how they affect the life expectancy of a bearing. Understanding these mechanisms makes the information coming from the condition monitoring technologies much more meaningful and relevant.

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