Twin screw refrigeration compressors
Bearing selection can be complicated
All fluorocarbon-based refrigerants, for example, do not mix freely with mineral oils. When used with compatible oils, refrigerants are dissolved in and dilute the viscosity of the oil. This diminishes the oil’s capability to develop the elastohydrodynamic (EHD) film in the rolling contact and to support sliding friction.
Make the job easier with SKF
SKF engineering consultants can help you choose the optimum bearing design and lubrication application for your requirements. SKF solutions include single row angular contact ball bearings and cylindrical roller bearings. Both types enable optimized rotor clearance, plus greater reliability and energy efficiency.
Cylindrical roller bearings
Optimized for greater operational reliability and insensitivity to misalignment
High-performance polymer cages for process media-lubricated compressors
SKF hybrid bearings
Avoid breakdowns with a two-functions-in-one solution
SKF Explorer single row angular contact ball bearings
Run faster, cooler, smoother, and up to longer
SKF four-point contact ball bearings
Run longer and more reliably, with less heat, noise and vibration