Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

Session #10 – Improving Vertical Turbine Pump Reliability – The Importance of Bearings


Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email within 12 hours containing instructions for how to join the webinar.


Are your pump bearings experiencing abrasive or uneven wear, vibration, frictional heat, or embrittlement? A well-engineered bearing solution can solve these problems, as well as provide maintenance reduction and improve performance that will ultimately increase uptime.

Join us as we discuss a variety of pump bearing materials and their strengths and weaknesses. While the discussion will focus on pump bearings, much of the information is also applicable to other rotating equipment applications.  This webinar will review the typical causes of pump bearing failure, how to identify them, and offer some possible solutions. Several case studies will be shared by Thordon based on experiences seen globally, and solved locally.  This session is ideal for any equipment manufacturer, end user, or maintenance and repair organization, that’s involved with rotating equipment and or wear components. Thordon has been extending bearing and equipment wear life with industrial end users and OEMs in more than 100 countries for over 40 years.

At the completion of this one-hour OJT session, participants will be able to demonstrate the following:

                            • Ability to identify possible bearing problems with vertical turbine pumps.   Understanding signs of abrasive or uneven wear, vibration, frictional heat, and embrittlement in pump bearings.
                            • Understanding the importance of a properly engineered bearing solution to enhance reliability and pump performance.
                            • Knowledge of most commonly used vertical turbine pump bearing materials
                            • Typical causes of pump bearing failures and methods to identify them

Facilitator: Greg Auger

Our facilitators Greg Auger, Co-founder of Millstream Engineering.  Greg is a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in Testing, Design, and Application engineering of mechanical components for rotating equipment.  Through his previous work with Thordon Bearings, Greg has worked in Hydropower and Industrial markets around the world but is now focused closer to home, supporting customers in Ontario who need engineered bearings and wear products that can extend operational life and reliability.



These 1-hour virtual sessions are offered every alternate Thursday starting at 2:00 pm.  Sessions are complimentary to all OMWA members and the fee for non-members is $30.00 CAD plus HST per person per session.

If you have any specific questions regarding this OJT session, please feel free to submit them when you register and we will provide them to the workshop facilitator.

The OMWA will provide a certificate recognizing participation in these On the Job Training sessions. Attendance may also qualify as a Continuing Knowledge Activity for the PEO PEAK program

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