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Keith Hoge

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The Complete Guide to Choosing Pre-Engineered Carbon Graphite Bearing Assemblies

Imagine being tasked with designing a 50-foot heat treatment conveyor furnace to process material 16+ hours a day. This type of furnace can reach upwards of 2000°F and can easily have over a hundred rotating shafts, each of which requires regular maintenance.

Maintaining this massive piece of equipment is a major challenge in and of itself. Constantly applying lubrication to the bearings that support the rotating shafts is cumbersome, and frequent replacement of these bearings is extremely taxing on any maintenance crew. Instead, conveyor furnace manufacturers often turn to self-lubricated high performance carbon graphite bearing assemblies as an all-encompassing solution.

How to Choose A Pre-Engineered Bearing Assembly

Power Plants Turn to Carbon Graphite Materials to Boost Safety and Lifespan

Power Plants Turn to Carbon Graphite Materials to Boost Safety and Lifespan

Although there are many different types of power plants in use today, the basic premise of operation is consistent from plant to plant. Some type of energy source, such as natural gas, nuclear material, or coal, to name a few, is used to produce heat. That heat is then used to boil water and create pressurized steam. The high pressure steam then spins large turbines which utilize magnets and coils to produce electricity via Faraday’s law of induction. Through this process, a single power plant can power an entire city. 

The Top 3 Benefits of Carbon Graphite Board Dryer Bearings

Gypsum wallboard is one of the most common materials incorporated in residential and commercial construction. It's used universally by amateurs and professionals alike, and as such, manufacturers are driven to meet high demands by creating consistent, reliable means of production. 

Fire Safety in Oil and Gas Refineries: Why Materials Matter

In order to avoid worst case scenarios, oil and gas refineries must design their systems with disaster in mind. Given the volatile substances they deal with, fire safety is a paramount concern. If an oil line has no means of effectively cutting off or containing oil flow in the event of a fire, situations which are already dangerous can become fatal.