Chemical Plant Recip. Pump

Typical seizing failure

Present bearing type

Conrod – bearing and crosshead assembly

LocationItaly
ApplicationCarbamate - reactor feed
Compressor TypeReciprocating pump
Service Chemical plant
Power410 kW
Disch. Pressure190 bar

Challenge

Frequent small-end bearing seizing

  • Inadequate lubricating oil distribution
  • Inadequate solutions adopted in the past

Solution

  • Small end bearing redesign
  • New lubrication system arrangement

Result

Waiting for new design test on site