WHAT ARE BEARING HOUSINGS?
Bearings are subjected to a lot of wear and tear and require protection from temperature and pressure. A bearing housing does just that. As a cylindrical or rectangular casing, it encloses the bearings with a protective cast iron or steel barrier. The bearing housing is positioned at the pump’s base, where the shaft extends out from the main body of the pump. For the bearing housing to work properly, it has to be securely attached to the pump and also aligned precisely with the rotating shaft. Some housings may have lubrication channels so that the bearings receive the right amount of lubrication.
GOULDS BEARING HOUSINGS
Goulds 3196 centrifugal pumps are known for their impressive engineering making them a popular choice for various industrial applications. The bearing housing in a Goulds pump is an essential component that supports the pump shaft and impeller. It is designed to sustain operations in industrial pumping conditions.
The bearing housing for Goulds pumps is easily replaceable in case of damage or wear, allowing for easy maintenance and repair of the pump. Goulds 3196 pumps are designed with four different bearing housing sizes to suit specific pump applications, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.
REPLACEMENT TYPES OF BEARING HOUSINGS FOR GOULDS 3196 PUMPS
The Goulds 3196 centrifugal pump is used in industrial applications. It is particularly well-suited for pumping fluids that are abrasive or corrosive, as the pump is designed to withstand the harsh conditions of these types of applications. The 3196 pump is commonly used in the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and mining industries, among others. It can be used for a variety of tasks, including transferring liquids from one location to another, mixing and blending liquids, and circulating fluids through a process.
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT BEARING HOUSING FOR YOUR PUMP
When evaluating bearing housings, start by looking at the size and type of bearings that are used, the operating conditions and the performance requirements of the pump. If a properly-sized bearing housing is used, it will provide adequate clearance for the bearings to rotate smoothly. Housings that are too small can cause the bearings to get stuck, overheat and fail. The housing material should always be chosen based on the operating conditions and the requirements for strength, corrosion resistance, and other external forces. By carefully selecting the right bearing housing, you can ensure that your pump performs at its best and has a long service life.
THE BENEFITS OF BEARING HOUSINGS IN PUMPS
Bearing housings provide a robust and rigid connection between the pump’s moving parts, such as the impeller and the drive mechanism. One of the main benefits of using a bearing housing is the reduction of friction and wear on the pump shaft. By providing a stable and precise location for the bearings, the bearing housing prevents anything external from impacting the shaft and its movement. Bearing housings are ideal for extending the pump’s life and reducing the need unplanned for maintenance and repair.
BEARING HOUSINGS PROTECT THE BEARINGS FROM DAMAGE.
Within pumps, bearings have to stand up to harsh conditions such as high temperatures, corrosive fluids, and debris. The bearing housing provides a protective enclosure for the bearings, helping to keep them clean and lubricated. This can also help extend the pump bearings’ operational life and reduce the risk of failure.
SHOP BEARING HOUSINGS AT PLATINUM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
Bearing Housings can make installing and removing the bearings easier for maintenance and repair. In many cases, the bearing housing is split into two halves, allowing it to be easily installed around the shaft without disassembling the pump. Platinum Performance Product’s bearing housings can be customized to suit different pumping needs. They are available in various sizes and designs to match the specific requirements of the pump and the fluid.
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