The hybrid bearings

SKF’s effective, integrated product, technology and service solutions, supported by in-depth engineering knowledge and years of experience, assist oil and gas downstream industry customers in optimising their overall plant efficiency by increasing the reliability and availability of their capital equipment.

Combining fundamental rotating equipment knowl¬edge with our deep understanding of maintenance and reliability processes enables us to bring the real-world experience to the table.

We offer a turnkey product portfolio that includes bearings, sealing solutions, lubrication systems and condition monitoring applications, as well as a range of tools, smart technologies and value-added services through our global engineering, reliability and service organisation.

SKF’s well-planned predictive maintenance programmes, coupled with specialised integrated data collection, diagnostics and reporting solutions help to optimise pump performance and promote their reliable and efficient oper¬ation.

SKF’s extensive range of bearings is specially designed to improve uptime, extend service life, lower temperatures and reduce maintenance on industrial pump systems.

SKF’s hybrid bearings are particularly well suited for pump systems owing to their higher speed capabilities, their excellent insulating properties and their ability to perform extremely well under vibrating or oscillating conditions. Subsequently, these hybrid bearings provide longer bearing service life than standard bearings under the same conditions.

Alongside hybrid bearings, SKF’s extensive bearing portfolio for pump systems also include single row angular contact ball bearings for accommodating axial loads in one direction only; deep groove ball bearings, the most widely used versatile bearing type ideal for high rotational speeds; SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings that are customisable and can accommodate radial and axial loads in both directions; SKF sealed bearings, which offer an excellent solution for water, food processing and other clean pump applications; and cylindrical roller bearings that feature a logarithmic profile for opti¬mum load distribution to better accommodate shaft misalignment.

Irrespective of the pump application, whether pumping oil from the bottom of the ocean or siphoning aggressive fluids in chemical plants, SKF designs and engineers products and services that meet the end-user’s demands.