This course provides a basic introduction to the classification of damage in rolling bearings, according to standard ISO15243: 2004
Understanding the root causes of bearing damage not only helps to ensure reliable bearing operation, but can also avoid costly downtime. While most bearings perform extremely well in their particular application, a bearing failure can have expensive consequences. Bearing failure modes are defined according to an ISO classification.
Classifying the damage in the right way helps to understand what has happened, to find the root cause and identify solutions to prevent recurrence of the problem. Armed with this information, it is possible to make sure that a bearing can perform flawlessly in its particular role. The ISO classification helps to improve communication, and avoid misunderstandings.