Troubleshooting Bearing Failures

Learning objectives

  • Identify symptoms of failing bearings
  • Discuss bearing failure due to:
    • Normal fatigue (spalling)
    • Overheating
    • Lubricant
    • Corrosion
    • Brinelling and false brinelling
    • Equipment misalignment
    • Fretting
    • Electrical arcing
    • Thrust forces
    • Identify common questions asked when troubleshooting bearing failures related to the following categories:
    • Lubrication
    • Rotating race
    • Fixed race
    • Rolling element cage or retainer
    • Rotating elements

Course overview

The Troubleshooting Bearing Failures training course identifies symptoms indicating failing bearings. It explains how to troubleshoot bearing failure and prevent a recurrence. This online training course focuses on:

  • Bearing failure symptoms
  • Bearing failure causes
  • Troubleshooting the failure

Troubleshooting Bearing Failures is part of the Bearing Maintenance training series.

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