Thrust Bearing Upgrades

When you purchase your thrust bearings from Elliott, you are making an investment to improve the overall performance and reliability of your centrifugal compressors and steam turbines.


Elliott’s modern self-leveling thrust bearings have superior wear resistance, improved flexibility, and can carry a higher load than the older style non-equalized or non-self-leveling thrust bearings. We also offer an offset pivot option to further increase load-carrying capabilities. In addition to self-leveling, Elliott offers a directed lube design that consumes less oil, has low mechanical loss, and has the highest load-carrying capability. Both styles also can be instrumented with resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) or thermocouples (TCs) to monitor bearing temperature, and both have copper-backed options for high-speed applications to reduce bearing pad temperatures.


Self-Leveling and Directed Lube Thrust Bearing Benefits

  • Improved wear resistance
  • Higher flexibility to absorb the load
  • Improved reliability
  • Reduced oil requirements (directed lube)
  • Reduced bearing temperature and improved heat  dissipation (copper-backed)

We also offer a full-range of bearing services, including:

  • Fabrication of new thrust bearings
  • Bearing repair and babbit services
  • Reverse engineering 
  • On-demand emergency services
  • 24/7 support

Contact us today to learn more about bearing modifications and other component upgrades that can improve the reliability of your turbomachinery.


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