Vertical turbine pumps are robust, heavy-duty pumps designed for diverse water sources, from wells to oceans, spanning industries from oil and gas to agriculture irrigation. In these pumps, bronze bearings, such as the C93200 alloy, play a crucial role in components like the Vertical Turbine Pump Lineshaft Bearings. These bearings protect the pump’s lineshaft, ensuring stable operation even during dry start-ups when water flow is temporarily suspended. The addition of lead to the alloy composition acts as a natural internal lubricant, allowing brief operation under dry conditions.
For applications requiring resistance to saltwater, C95400 Aluminum Bronze shines. Its innate anti-corrosive properties make it a go-to choice for pumps exposed to seawater. Different bronze alloys offer specific resistance to various chemicals, making them ideal for diverse pump applications.
Maintenance on vertical turbine pumps can be challenging and expensive. Bronze bearings, particularly in stuffing box bearings, lineshaft and pump bowl bearings, suction cover bearings, and impeller and casing wear rings, offer solutions to specific challenges encountered in these critical applications.