Engineering -
Bearings & Bearing Failure Analysis  

The course covers bearing types and design and also discusses lubricant as used with bearings and lubricant analysis. It will cover the reasons for bearing failure, bearing failure analysis and detecting/preventing the causes of bearing failure.

Course Overview

  • Course Details         

  • Instructor Led Training
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Workshop size: 25 participants
  • Delivery: Classroom or Online

Course Objectives

To gain a detailed understanding of bearing types and design.

Training Techniques 

  • Case studies
  • Group learning and discussion
  • Individual challenges
  • Training videos
  • Role plays and simulations


Here is what we will cover in
this course


-Basic concepts of Tribology
-Bearing surfaces in machines
-Basic principles of bearing selection
-Practical consideration in bearing selection
-Wear mechanisms and methods of wear reductions
-Plain bearing materials
-Lubricant selection
-Plain Bearings
-Fluid film bearings
-Plain thrust bearings
-Self contained bearings
-Journal bearings for rotating machines
-Bearing influence on rotor dynamics
-Process fluid lubricated bearings
-Journal bearings for reciprocating machines
-Rubbing bearing design and material selection
-Plain bearing failure investigation

Rolling Bearings

-Types of rolling bearings and their contact conditions
-Nomenclature and load carrying capacity of rolling bearings
-Selection of rolling bearings
-Installation and sealing of rolling bearings
-Lubrication of rolling bearings
-Rolling bearing failure investigation

Lubricants and Lubrication Systems

-Lubricants in services
-Selection of lubrication systems
-Specification of large oil systems
-Lubricant cleanliness in circulation systems
-Fire and explosion hazards with mineral oils
-Problems & Failure Studies
-Repair of service damage and manufacturing errors
-Analysis of individual failures
-Weibull analysis of multiple failures
-Course Review and Feedback

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