While equipment performance and uptime are constantly on the minds of oil and gas professionals, worker safety is what counts the most. OEMs and contractors continually look for new solutions to help reduce the need for maintenance personnel to make the perilous climb – sometimes daily – to relubricate bearings in the crown and traveling block positions. With input from both rig operators and OEM product designers, Timken experts developed the Timken® Sheave Pac® bearing assembly, which demonstrates superior sealing abilities that help keep the bearing lubricated for the entire duty cycle.
The Sheave Pac bearing assembly can eliminate the need for relubrication and ongoing maintenance between rebuilds. This vastly increases worker safety and helps reduce the amount of time a rig remains in lockdown for routine repairs. Assemblies are fully pre-set, pre-greased and sealed, which reduces the risk of improper bearing setting, contamination and potential damage during handling. In addition, advanced sealing technology helps keep grease in and harmful contaminants out.