Improved Heat Transfer
One of the leading applications of trailing edge cooling technology is on the Maxalign® tilt pad journal bearing. Optimized for performance in large rotating equipment, Maxalign bearings offer reduced oil flow and power loss to improve machine efficiency; a pivot design highly adaptable to shaft misalignment; and an industry leading hydrostatic lift design in the lower pads that produces a reliable shaft lift while limiting the temperature increase that the hydrostatic lift feature can induce once the machine has reached full speed.
The application of trailing edge cooling in the Maxalign design further lowers bearing temperatures, permitting operating speeds and loads in excess of 100 m/s and 3 MPa, without compromising bearing life or safety margin.
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