Solar Turbines Mercury 50 is a rugged, compact, single shaft, recuperated 4.3 - megawatt (MW) (maximum) turbine system for power generation applications. It incorporates a highly flexible combustion system that can be configured for either ultra-lean premixed or catalytic combustion. The system is fired on natural gas without the need for add-on post-combustion pollution control devices.
Solar Turbines specified Isomag bearing isolators to be equipped on the electrical generating gearbox. Solar turbines required a bearing seal with long life since maintenance life cycle requirements necessitated it. The Isomag bearing isolator saw shaft speeds ranging 1500 to 1800 RPM, and a lube method of oil splash with 3 PSI. Installed in 2011 in San Diego, the Isomag bearing isolators meet the required life cycle of this application and is still running today.
Isomag bearing isolators can be custom made to fit your machine. Contact our customer service team and we will help you find the ideal solution for your needs.