Dirt : One of the Challenges of Fleet Owners Encounter withReduced Shell Bearing Lifespans
Bearings are mechanical components that support the smooth movement of rotating parts by reducing friction between them.
However, they are susceptible to failure, and a significant portion, around 45.4%, of bearing failures are caused by dirt contamination.
Let's see, the three main factors that cause dirt in bearings.
Improper/poor operational practices, delays, and neglecting maintenance tasks, such as not changing the filter or overlooking maintenance, can lead to the accumulation of dirt in bearings.
1. Operations-Related Issues
Traditional oil analysis is a time-consuming process that involves taking oil samples, sending them to a lab for testing, and waiting for the results. This delay can hinder the timely identification of dirt-related problems, potentially leading to bearing damage.