Hydro Bearings (Waterpower)

Miba Hydro Bearings are used in turbines and generators for small (below 30 megawatts), medium-sized (31 and 80 megawatts), and large (above 80 megawatts) hydropower plants. With 40 years of experience in hydro bearings Miba is one of the leading manufacturers and reliable partner when it comes to engineering or repair. Our customers appreciate the wealth of expertise that our teams bring to the table.

 

Applications

  • Electrical Generators
  • Kaplan Vertical / Horizontal
  • Kaplan S Turbine
  • Francis Vertical / Horizontal
  • Pelton Vertical / Horizontal
  • Reversible Turbines 
  • Bulb turbine
  • Open Pit Turbine

Sizes

  • Extra-large sizes available
  • E.g. ID 2900mm or OD 4500mm
  • E. g. ID 115″ or OD 180″

Material

  • Nodular Cast Iron EN-GJS-400-15 (GGG40)
  • Upon request Grey Cast Iron EN-GJL-300 (GG30) and EN-GJS-400-18 LT (GGG40.3) 

Vertical Machines

Depending on the application (e.g. Francis, Kaplan or Pelton Turbine), various products are available. We will be happy to advise you on which hydro bearing will enable the optimum performance of your turbine.

 

Horizontal Machines

Depending on the application (e.g. Francis, Kaplan or Pelton Turbine), various products are available. We will be happy to advise you on which hydro bearing will enable the optimum performance of your turbine.

Guide Bearings for Hydropower Generation

Guide bearings for vertical and horizontal machines.

Combined bearings for bulb turbines.

Guide Pads for Hydropower Generation

Guide pads for vertical and horizontal machines. 

ZT Thrust and Guide Bearing

Pedestal bearing for hydro applications with higher thrust capability. Standard sizes up to ID 600 mm 
Customized sizes upon request.

ZT Catalogue
 

Thrust Pads for Hydropower Generation

Special design pads for vertical and horizontal machines. 

 

Guide Bearing for Hydropower Generation

Special designed combined bearings (thrust and journal) for waterpower turbines.

 

Repair and Upgrade

Miba is a specialist when it comes to service. Send us your old bearings for analysis and repair. We will keep you and your turbine up and running. 

If you have problems or want to increase the bearing’s performance, we offer upgrades and redesign of the bearing to meet higher requirements.
 

 

Advantages of Miba Industrial Bearings

  • 40+ Years of Hydro Bearing experience
  • High level responsiveness
  • Experts in engineering and improvement of hydrodynamic bearing system
  • Calculation and design package from one source
  • Trusted Miba Quality:
    1.    Low bore diameter variation for the highest level of machine reliability
    2.    Dye penetrant and ultrasonic testing
  • Reliable service of babbitted bearings & trouble shooting
  • ISO certified company

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