Sulzer in Easley, South Carolina, was in need of a bearing isolator that could contain oil within the flooded bearing housing of their Sulzer LST pump for their customer. They needed to eliminate the leaking oil issue they were having with previous labyrinth isolators that would escape through the leak path. The leaking oil can create an oil slick covering ground of the equipment and walkways, causing unsightly housekeeping and safety issues.
International Paper agreed that Isomag bearing isolators are the perfect solution to their growing problem on their high pressure liquor pumps. Isomag bearing isolators eliminate stray oil with their liquid tight sealing faces. In addition to providing superior sealing and protection; Isomag bearing isolators offer:
A high level of MTBR – projected operating life of 100,000 hours at 12,000 sfm (60 mps)
Low operating temperature – does not increase the operating temperature of the bearings
Easy installation and removal – O-ring fit on the OD of the Isomag bearing isolator makes it easy to install and if necessary remove and reinstall.
A brochure for Isomag bearing isolators for pumps can be found here. For more information on this magnetic, in-contact bearing isolator and how it can extend the life of your equipment, contact the Isomag team