Voices: Tactics and Practices

Back-to-basics column on best practices at the ground level, written by Plant Services editors as well as industry contributors.

 

How to protect bearings and extend motor life

Compound labyrinth seals prevent contamination of bearings and bearing lubricants.

By George Gillespie, SEPCO
Jun 17, 2019

The electric motor is central to industrial process equipment. For example, plants may have a large pump population. Therefore, they likely have a large electric motor population driving those pumps. Some examples are.

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