Damaged stern tube bearings: detection and solution
Stern tube bearing failures often occur due to misalignment, which significantly impacts their functionality. To help you understand the causes of these failures, we will outline common issues associated with stern tube bearings. Furthermore, we will present our approach to addressing and resolving stern tube bearing failures in your vessel.
HOW DO STERN TUBE BEARING FAILURES ARISE?
Stern tube bearings are fundamental for a perfectly working propulsion shafting line. However, these bearings can become worn out due to out of tolerance shaft loading, overheating by insufficient lubrication, or other factors. We'll list our most common issues to help you pinpoint the vessel's stern tube bearing problems like: Misalignment, lack of lubrication, contamination, overloading, corrosion.
RESOLVING STERN TUBE BEARING FAILURES
When our team of specialists arrives on site, they conduct a thorough examination of the stern tube bearing failure. Detailed measurements and analyses are performed to gather accurate data. After calculating all parameters, we engage in a collaborative discussion with you to determine the most suitable and sustainable solution.
Minimizing downtime is our priority. Once the optimal solution is agreed upon, we begin the necessary work promptly to keep your downtime to a minimum. Our on-site team assesses the situation and may suggest solutions like on-site machining for bearing alignment. We are equipped and experienced to handle various issues and provide effective resolutions.
Our commitment is to resolve your stern tube bearing problems. Contact us, and we'll mobilize our resources to assist you promptly. With our expertise and focus on problem-solving, we aim to restore the functionality of your stern tube bearings and ensure the smooth operation of your vessel.