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Title: Solving bearing overheating problems

Abstract

Overheating is a major indicator, along with vibration and noise, of an underlying problem affecting a bearing or related components. Because normal operating temperatures vary widely from one application to another, no single temperature is a reliable sign of overheating in every situation. By observing an application when it is running smoothly, a technician can establish a benchmark temperature for a particular bearing arrangement. Wide deviations from this accepted norm generally indicate troublesome overheating. The list of possible causes of over-heating ranges from out-of-round housings and oversize shaft diameters to excessive lubrication and bearing preloading. These causes fall into two major categories: improper or faulty lubrication and mechanical problems, such as incorrect fits and tolerances. These are discussed along with solutions.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SKF Bearing Services, King of Prussia, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
69968
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plant Engineering (Chicago); Journal Volume: 49; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: 8 May 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; BEARINGS; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS; NOISE POLLUTION; LUBRICATING OILS; SIZING; MAINTENANCE

Citation Formats

Jendzurski, T. Solving bearing overheating problems. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Jendzurski, T. Solving bearing overheating problems. United States.
Jendzurski, T. Mon . "Solving bearing overheating problems". United States. doi:.
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author = {Jendzurski, T.},
abstractNote = {Overheating is a major indicator, along with vibration and noise, of an underlying problem affecting a bearing or related components. Because normal operating temperatures vary widely from one application to another, no single temperature is a reliable sign of overheating in every situation. By observing an application when it is running smoothly, a technician can establish a benchmark temperature for a particular bearing arrangement. Wide deviations from this accepted norm generally indicate troublesome overheating. The list of possible causes of over-heating ranges from out-of-round housings and oversize shaft diameters to excessive lubrication and bearing preloading. These causes fall into two major categories: improper or faulty lubrication and mechanical problems, such as incorrect fits and tolerances. These are discussed along with solutions.},
doi = {},
journal = {Plant Engineering (Chicago)},
number = 6,
volume = 49,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 08 00:00:00 EDT 1995},
month = {Mon May 08 00:00:00 EDT 1995}
}