Catastropic Ball Bearing Failure

Noria news wires
Tags: bearing lubrication

This video shows a ball bearing failure of a power plant condensate pump. The pump is a vertical KSB anno 1972. The whole unit is almost 6 meters tall. The bearing box has three ball bearings and the uppermost evaporated. The other two were cracked, burned, bent and heavily distorted. The shaft was distorted as well.