Bearing in Rotating Machinery Applications


This course focuses on the four most common types of rotating equipment: motors, fans, pumps and gearboxes using a system approach to machinery life extension. Familiar machinery is used as a starting point to teach/learn world-class techniques for installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair that can be carried over to all types of rotating machines.

Instruction is accomplished using a combination of hands-on training, audio visuals, lectures and discussion opportunities.

Course objectives

The course objective is to teach the attendee how to improve the service life of machinery with rotating equipment systems.

Recommended for

  • Service, maintenance, machine repair, or plant/facility engineering staff of an industrial plant, OEM facility, institution, public utility or commercial building which uses rolling bearings and related equipment
  • Managers and technicians at industrial plants and OEM facilities responsible for rolling bearing performance and reliability
  • Rotating equipment engineers, reliability engineers, millwrights, mechanics, and maintenance supervisors
  • Those interested in rolling bearing and rotating equipment performance


Participants should have an understanding of industrial safety. A fundamental knowledge of, and ability to use, basic hand tools is recommended to participate in hands-on activities.

  • GRB002 Spherical roller bearings
  • GRB003 Angular contact ball bearings
  • GRB006 Deep groove ball bearings
  • SKF_5230 Rolling Bearings in Electrical Motors and Generators
  • SKF100955_1 Rolling Bearings in Centrifugal Pumps
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