Refractories and Industrial Ceramics

, Volume 59, Issue 5, pp 564–568 | Cite as

Service-Induced Damages of the Ceramic Thrust Bearing Pivot in the Seal Section of Electrical Centrifugal Pump System

  • V. V. KuzinEmail author
  • S. Yu. Fedorov
  • V. L. Reutov
  • V. V. Koshcheev

The paper provides the results of studying the condition of the working pivot of thrust bearings made of reaction- sintered silicon carbide-based ceramics (SiSiC-ceramics) removed from the seal section of the electrical centrifugal pump system. The working surface of the pivot demonstrates numerous service-induced damages of different origin resulting from friction. Based on categorization of these damages, recommendations were made concerning the improvement of the ceramic thrust bearing design.


electrical centrifugal pump system (ECPS) ceramic bearing thrust bearing pivot SiSiC-ceramics service-induced damages friction 


The work was financially supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the RF under a State Task for Scientific Activity, Project No. 9.1372.2017/4.6.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Kuzin
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Yu. Fedorov
    • 1
  • V. L. Reutov
    • 1
  • V. V. Koshcheev
    • 2
  1. 1.Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Moscow State Technological University “Stankin”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Limited Liability Company “PK “Remelektropromneft”LysvaRussia

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