Electro Static Technology: Motor Bearing Protection Ring
The Aegis™ iPRO bearing protection ring extends the life of medium-voltage motors and improves the reliability of systems in which they are used by safely channeling harmful electrical currents away from bearings to ground. Specially designed for high-current applications, the ring can be used for protecting generators, turbines, and medium-voltage motors against electrical bearing damage. The rugged, highly-reliable, and maintenance-free ring prevents damage that could otherwise lead to generator or motor failure, unplanned downtime, costly repairs, and lost revenues. It is available in a range of sizes to accommodate generator/motor shafts up to 30 inches in diameter. To facilitate field retrofits, the iPRO split-ring comes in mating halves that simplify installation around the shafts of coupled equipment. Embedded securely in the Aegis FiberLock channel along the inner circumference of the iPRO, six rows of conductive microfibers completely surround the motor shaft, providing millions of discharge points for harmful shaft currents and creating the path of least resistance that effectively diverts these currents away from bearings to ground.
Electro Static Technology, 31 Winterbrook Rd., Mechanic Falls, ME 04256; 866-738-1857 or 207-998-5140; 207-998-5143 (fax); email@example.com; www.est-aegis.com