CHARACTERISATION OF WEAR DEBRIS IN FAILED BEARINGS GREASE OF HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS
Publication Date : 01/02/2010
This work presents some basic inspection techniques that provide simple and accurate means of assessing the root cause of bearing failure. Visual inspection of bearing raceways, balls/rollers and analysis of debris in used grease of MB 911, MB Anamco, MB 1414 truck, DAF, Fiat 33, trailers, provide information on the state and type of wear mechanism. The study revealed that only 31.25 % of bearings serve their useful life span without failure, while 68.75% fail before their life span elapses.
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