SKF reliability solutions to be shown at the Pump & Turbomachinery Symposia

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    2014 September 22, 14:00 CEST

    SKF will showcase a range of innovations customized especially to meet the needs of the industry and minimise maintenance and downtime.

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 22 September 2014: A range of SKF products will be featured at the Pump & Turbomachinery Symposia on 22- 25 September 2014. SKF has enhanced key products such as new bearing concepts and hydraulic coupling systems to offer users the best possible machine reliability in demanding applications and its experts will be on hand at the Symposia to explain how these innovations minimize maintenance and downtime.

    The products on display include:

    SKF Supergrip bolt

    SKF Supergrip bolts offer an improved technology for connecting rotating flange couplings, reducing coupling maintenance time from days to hours. Designed for insertion and removal by hand with initial clearance fits, SKF Supergrip bolts eliminate maintenance time wasted by hammering seized or jammed bolts during insertion or extraction, and removes the need for an overhead crane. The design concept of SKF Supergrip bolts also enables a higher torque capability than that of traditional bolt systems.

    Note: This product will be presented as a Case Study (Turbo Case Study session 2C on 25 September, 10-12 midday – CST13, location - level 3 room 361A)

    SKF Magnetic bearings and E300 AMB control cabinet

    To address the need for high speed and reliability in active magnetic bearings for the most demanding operating environments, SKF has partnered with many of the world’s leading OEMs and operators.  For downstream processes, this has resulted in SKF S2M Magnetic Bearings, which significantly enhance efficiency in gas compressors, polyethylene compressors, high-speed electric motor drives, ethylene turboexpanders, power generation turbogenerators, high-speed blowers and more.

    Wireless Machine Condition Sensor

    The SKF Wireless Machine Condition Sensor is a compact and battery-powered condition monitoring sensor that uses the WirelessHART communication protocol. The product combines sensor and relay node into one compact, battery-operated unit the size of a typical industrial accelerometer, providing dynamic vibration and temperature data for condition monitoring and machinery diagnostics. The SKF Wireless Machine Condition Sensor provides a wireless condition monitoring solution suitable for use in an ATEX Zone 0 hazardous environment. The ‘mesh network’ and excellent battery management gives the device a long operating life, making it a practical alternative to ‘wired’ on-line systems for monitoring balance-of-plant machinery.

    Lubrication systems

    Since the acquisition of the Lincoln brand in 2010, SKF engineers have developed lubrication systems for O&G applications that feature system components tailored to the demands of the industry. SKF automatic lubrication systems deliver the exact quantity of the appropriate lubricant to the right place at the right time while the equipment is running – without production downtime. SKF automatic lubrication systems extend bearing and machinery life, increase machine reliability and uptime, and cut lubricant consumption by up to 50 percent.

    “Most pump and turbomachinery OEMs and End Users are looking for ways to increase asset reliability, improve asset life cycle management and reduce total cost of ownership.  Our stream of ongoing product developments and innovations are directly targeting those customer objectives.,” says Marty Herzog, Director Business Development, SKF Traditional Energy Business Unit.

    The Pump & Turbomachinery Symposia 2014 takes place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX – USA.

    Kaydon Ring & Seal, an SKF Group company that manufactures compressor shaft seals for demanding centrifugal and oil free screw compressor applications, will be in attendance at booth 1720

    Visitors to the conference and exhibition will find SKF at booth 1351.

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    For further information, please contact:
    Press Relations:
    Monique Turner, +1 267 436 6836; +1 215 801 8722;

    SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401.

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