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What is a magnetic bearing system designed for?

 

Magnetic bearing systems are designed for high-performing rotating equipment and would take the place of a hydrodynamic fluid film bearing system. Some of the reasons to select a magnetic bearing system include:

  • Elimination of the oil system – improving safety, offering environmental benefits and eliminating ancillary equipment
  • Optimized rotordynamic control
  • Variable speed operation
  • Inherent diagnostic capabilities
  • Low energy consumption
  • High reliability and availability
  • Lower noise emissions
  • Reduced infrastructure costs, including the possibility of outdoor installations
  • Reduction of total life cycle costs

Magnetic bearing systems are selected for critical applications in oil & gas, including onshore, offshore and subsea; petrochemical operations; nuclear power generation; as well as renewable and developing technologies.