Fluid Film Bearings

Refurbishment
Refurbishment
Babbitt Bearings
Babbitt Bearings

Texas Bearing Services manufactures and repairs Babbitt Bearings for a wide variety of machinery including turbines, generators, compressors, pumps, motors, gearboxes and more. Also known as hydrodynamic fluid film bearings their load is supported solely on a thin layer of fluid. Texas Bearing Services specializes in Babbitt Bearings for all makes and models of turbo-machinery including:

  • Ajax
  • Allis Chalmers
  • Chicago Pneumatic
  • Clark
  • Cooper Bessemer
  • De Laval
  • Dresser
  • Elliot
  • Enterprise
  • Fairbanks
  • Gardner Denver
  • General Electric
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Joy
  • Lufkin
  • National
  • Nordberg
  • Norwalk
  • Westinghouse
  • Worthington

Babbitt casting: Texas Bearing Services is capable of statically or centrifugally casting any grade of Babbitt material to a wide array of backing materials. Babbitt materials comply with ISO 4381:1991 standards and all Babbitt used for the purpose of lining bearing surfaces will be ASTM-B23 alloy 2 unless otherwise specified by client and approved by engineering.

Level II UT testing is performed on newly casted bearing shells and Level II UT/PT on all repairs.

Journal Bearings

Hydrodynamic journal bearings support radial rotor or shaft loads.

TBS Manufacturers all types of journal bearings including.
  • Sleeve bearings/Plain bearings
  • Rocker back/Tilt pad bearings-center pivot & offset pivot
  • Ball & Socket journal bearings
  • LEG Direct lubrication bearings
  • Directed lubrication bearings
  • Flooded lubrication bearings

Applications: Turbomachinery, high speed turbines, generators, gear drives, compressors and more

Materials: Steel, bronze, copper and special materials available upon request

Thrust Bearings

Hydrodynamic thrust bearings support axial loads on rotors or shafts.

Thrust Bearings
Thrust Bearings
Thrust Bearings
TBS Manufacturers all types of thrust bearings including
  • Plain and tapered land thrust bearings
  • Self equalizing thrust bearings
  • Rocker back/Tilt pad bearings-center pivot & offset pivot
  • Ball & Socket journal bearings
  • LEG Direct lubrication bearings
  • Directed lubrication bearings
  • Flooded lubrication bearings

Applications: Turbomachinery, high speed turbines, generators, gear drives, compressors and more.

Materials: Steel, bronze, copper and special materials available upon request.

Combination Journal/Thrust Bearings

Combination bearings support both radial and axial loads on rotors or shafts. Combination bearings combine design features of both journal and thrust bearings in their design.

  • Single or double thrust face
  • Tapered land thrust faces
  • Plain journals¬†
  • Tilt pad journals

Applications: Turbomachinery, high speed turbines, generators, gear drives, compressors and more

Materials: Steel, bronze, copper and special materials available upon request

Babbitt Bearing Repair

In most cases used Babbitt Bearings can be repaired to new conditions. TBS can accommodate any size or brand of Babbitt bearing including Kingsbury, John Crane, OBBCO, and more.

Babbitt Before
Before
Babbitt After
After

Babbitt Bearing repair capabilities

  • Recasting bearing shells
  • ReBabbitting & Babbitt repair
  • Re-insulating
  • Outside diameter repair
  • Oil deflector repair and replacement
  • Thrust assembly repair
  • Instrumentation - RTD/Thermocouple replacement
  • Reverse engineering
  • Hydrogen seal system repair

Advantages of bearing repair

  • Reduce critical machinery downtime
  • Excellent alternative for replacing obsolete parts
  • Greatly reduces operational costs of machinery
  • Save approximately 50% of the cost of buying new
  • Environmentally conservative
  • Guaranteed quality with one year warranty