Joe Conyers, Bearing Maintenance & Reliability Instructor, SKF Reliability Maintenance Institute, A Division of SKF Reliability Systems, Hanover, PA

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Hydraulics March 15, 2003

Learning from bearing failure

When a bearing in a critical piece of equipment fails prematurely, a maintenance specialist knows the failure usually indicates there is more here than meets the eye. What the untutored eye sees is a failed bearing and little more. However, a premature bearing failure is symptomatic of other problems that, if left untreated, will cause the same kind of failure to occur again.

By Joe Conyers, Bearing Maintenance & Reliability Instructor, SKF Reliability Maintenance Institute, A Division of SKF Reliability Systems, Hanover, PA