Journal Bearings for Reciprocating Products

This course will provide the student with information on the major types of journal bearings found in gas engines and compressors. The course describes the attributes desired in a journal bearing and defines certain aspects of bearing geometry. The student will be introduced to many of the causes of bearing failure. The primary modes of bearing failure and their underlying causes are illustrated through the use of photographs and drawings. The student will also be instructed in several recommended methods for measuring critical bearing clearances, bearing crush and the proper procedures for removing and/or installing journal bearings. Review questions and interactive activities throughout the course will help prepare the student for the final examination.

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2015 Dresser-Rand Training Catalog