Trailing Edge Cooling
Innovative, Patented Design
To increase heat transfer in tilt pad bearings and expand bearing operating limits, Waukesha Bearings offers an innovative trailing edge cooling technology.
The patented design* features grooves in the trailing edge face of the tilting pad and a spray bar adjacent to the trailing edge to deliver cooling flow. The grooves increase the surface area and allow the lubricant to penetrate deeper into the pad for greater cooling effect. The flow supplied to the trailing edge is a portion of the flow already being supplied to lubricate the bearing for hydrodynamic operation.
*Patent No. US 9,534,637 B2