The babbitt on hydrodynamic bearings is a layer of
material covering the working face of the bearing which is soft enough that contaminants can embed in it, thereby
protecting the shaft or thrust runner. The babbitt material is composed of an alloy of tin with a variety of
metals that can be used. Kingsbury is exceptionally knowledgeable about factors affecting the babbitt material so
they not only can repair your bearing’s babbitting but can provide input into factors such as speed and
temperature that can degrade the babbitt. See PDFs at right.
Kingsbury is the industry leader in rebabbitting of turbine bearings, babbitt bearing repair, and rebabbitting services. Please reach out to our outstanding service department.
Contact a Kingsbury Engineer.
Email Repair@Kingsbury.com (Repairs & Field Service).