The SKF Cold Tight systems offer considerable benefits. The SKF CT reduces downtime by several days each time a steam turbine is opened and closed. Long cool-down periods are not needed. The system also helps in planning the outage more efficiently.
SKF needle roller thrust bearings are fitted with a form-stable cage to reliably retain and guide a large number of needle rollers. The very small diameter deviation of the rollers within one assembly enables these bearings to accommodate heavy axial loads and shock loads.
Needle roller thrust bearings
Bearing washers for cylindrical and needle roller thrust bearings