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Turbo compressors

Michell Bearings is a trusted manufacturer of hydrodynamic bearings for turbo expanders.

Turbo expanders are manufactured with thrust bearings, with or without load equalisation levers behind the thrust pads. Our Self Equalised (SE) and Equalised Omega (OE) thrust bearings both incorporate equalisation levers, whereas the Omega (OT) range does not require this if used.

Our standard journal bearings range in shaft diameters from 40mm to 300mm and are manufactured with a steel housing and five centre-pivoted journal pads. The journal pads are designed to give a preloaded profile which ensures that a pressure generating, hydrodynamic oil wedge is formed between the journal pads and shaft journal, even under the lightest of loads.

Our global network and 24 hour manufacturing capability ensures we can react quickly and efficiently to customer requirements.

Benefits

    • High reliability
    • High load capacity
    • Long service life
    • Wide operating range
    • Low noise and vibration
    • High speed capability using PEEK


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our team if you would like to discuss a turbo expander application.

Bearings for this application

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SE Series

The Michell Self Equalised (SE) Series is a range of equalised thrust bearing internals. The provision of interacting equalising levers behind the thrust pads allows thrust loads to be mechanically equalised across the complete thrust face.

Journal Pad Units

The range of Journal Pad Units (JPU) covers a shaft diameter range from 40-300mm.

Omega Equalised

The Omega Equalised Series is a range of equalised thrust bearing internals.

Omega

The philosophy of the Omega series involves offering various thrust pad sizes in different combinations to allow the most appropriate thrust bearing to be selected for the application.

Relevant Downloads

Journal Pad Bearing Datasheet

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Self Equalised Bearing Datasheet

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Omega 6 to 18 Pad Ring Datasheets

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Our Heritage

How It Started

As the inventor of the hydrodynamic bearing over 100 years ago, Michell Bearings has spent the last century developing its products to meet the changing needs of industry.

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Services

Bearing Repair and Service

We offer a dedicated bearing repair service specialising in the repair of white metal bearings and associated components.

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Our Heritage

How It Started

As the inventor of the hydrodynamic bearing over 100 years ago, Michell Bearings has spent the last century developing its products to meet the changing needs of industry.

Find out more

Services

Bearing Repair and Service

We offer a dedicated bearing repair service specialising in the repair of white metal bearings and associated components.

Find out more

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Michell Bearings Employees Receive NEBOSH Certificates

1st Dec 2023
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Other Applications

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Turbo expanders