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Select the right shaft-riding brushes for turbomachinery

04.01.2013  |  Bloch, H. P.,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Sohre, T. ,  Sohre Turbomachinery, Monson, Massachusetts

Keywords: [electric motors] [brushes] [current] [self-magnitizing]

Since the mid-1950s, much progress has been accomplished in the development, design and production of shaft-riding brushes for turbomachinery applications. The machinery includes steam and gas turbines, gears, turbocompressors and ship propulsion systems. The brushes assist in controlling shaft current problems, especially under conditions in which the shafts operate at high-surface velocity, oil-splash and other susceptible environments.

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