Bearing Repairs

Do you have bearings needing repair? Sulzer repairs bearings by using white metal/babbitt replacement to extend the lifetime of your equipment. We offer high-quality service with a fast turnaround time to help get your equipment back on stream quickly.

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We replace white metal/babbitt in bearings of all sizes, from small to large (over 500mm). We use high-quality centrifugal casting for complex bearing repairs, and manual casting for large bearing repairs. During the repair process, we control the melting pot temperature to preserve metal properties. Non-destructive testing (NDT) such as ultrasound and dye penetrant is then used to check the bonding of the white metal to the bearing shell.

Our engineers can offer upgrades to lube oil systems or bearing geometry to help resolve repetitive failures.

White metals/babbitts have long been used as an anti-friction material for bearing linings. Applications include:

  • Crankshaft bearings
  • Crosshead bearings
  • Intermediate bearings Turbine bearings
  • Pump bearings
  • Main gear bearings
  • Thrust pads for main shafts, turbines and crankshafts
  • Stern tube bearings

The quality of the replacement white metal/babbitt depends on preparation, top-class quality control procedures, and experience. We rely on our experience to select the optimum grade of white metal for the job, and to cast the white metal. We use new metal for every job in order to ensure top quality.

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