High Temperature Bearings

Issues associated with bearings performing at high operating temperatures can be resolved with specialized heat treatment of rings, internal design considerations and proper material choices. Napoleon Engineering Services' quick lead time for custom-made bearings with high-temperature tolerance can provide real solutions in real time with delivery starting at four weeks.

Bearings operating in high-temperature environments present unique challenges, including:

  • Loss of radial clearance
  • Lubricant degradation
  • Microstructural changes of ring and rolling element materials
    • Loss of hardness
    • Dimensional instability