Posts Tagged ‘bearing failure’

Choosing Bearings And Seals For A Corrosive Environment

Friday, January 26th, 2018

When it comes to replacing parts on a car, truck, machine, or boat, it’s always a good idea to get both a proper fit for easier installation and a part that can withstand the working environment as well.

Some parts can fail rather quickly if oxidation sets in and isn’t corrected during maintenance. When it comes to bearings, some of them are made of metal alloys that can withstand certain corrosive chemicals, and some of them are better sealed to keep out the chemicals, dirt, and other contaminants.

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Q&A: Can a wrong grade lubricant cause bearing failure?

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Q: Can a wrong grade lubricant cause bearing failure?

A: Yes, using the wrong grade lubricant instead of the manufacturer’s recommended grade could bring about shortened bearing life and/or a risk of serious bodily harm. Making use of the proper grade and type of lubricant is a significant factor in bearing performance. Keep in mind to follow original equipment manufacturers’ recommendations at all times when making lubrication specifications.