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Thrust Bearing Cavitation

A multiple unit generating station is currently experiencing thrust bearing failures due to cavitation pitting on the thrust shoes… on and around the high pressure oil lift outlets. The bearing is currently a spring type babbitt bearing with a four-segment loose runner plate (i.e. segments are not keyed and bolted together).

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