Orion Engineered Seals

  1. Orion's Bearing Protection Device – How it Works

    THE ORION ENGINEERED SEALS BEARING PROTECTION DEVICE (BPD)

    The Orion Engineered Seals patented Bearing Protection Device (BPD) represents state of the art bearing protection technology which provides maximum protection against contaminants while maintaining lubrication in the bearing. It is the premier non-contacting bearing protection device on the market today.

    The BPD was designed with an understanding of the nature of the bearing housing environment under all operating conditions and utilizes the laws of physics to create what has proven to be the best performing and most cost effective way to protect the bearings of your rotating equipment.

    But how does it work?

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  2. Orion Engineered Seals "Pneumatic Sealing Device"

    orion pneumatic sealing deviceThe Orion Engineered Seals pneumatic sealing device (PSD) is an engineered pneumatic sealing system designed to seal the shafts of machines where typical contact seals such as packing and/or mechanical face seals prove to be too costly to operate and maintain.

    PSD Sealing system features:

    • Efficient design minimizes air usage while maintaining internal sealing pressure profile
    • Resilient to angular and parallel shaft movement
    • Pressures /temperatures to 120psi/575oF
    • Split seals available in most designs
    • Wide range of materials
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  3. A History Lesson of the Falk Gearbox - How are they Related to Beer?

    Falk Gearbox

    It’s no secret that Falk gearbox parts have powered some of the world’s largest machinery for more than a century. But what most folks don’t realize is that the manufacturer’s legacy was built upon a river of beer.

    That’s right. Before the Falk picture of Falk Gearbox family made its name in the power transmission industry, German immigrant Franz Falk co-founded the fourth-largest brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His success as a brewer helped establish the city as the “beer capital of the world”—and gave his son the wealth he needed to build what would one day become a leading gear manufacturing company.

    From Wisconsin beer to Oregon

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  4. Orion Engineered Seals Receives BPD Patent

    Orion’s Path to Innovative Bearing Protection Technology and the Issuing of their Patent

    Since the opening of Orion Engineered Seals in 2011, their team has been working tirelessly to ensure they have the most innovative products available to increase the reliability of rotating equipment. Among their various product lines, it is their patented Bearing Protection Device (BPD) in its many design variations that separates them from their competition. In March of 2017, after a long yet rewarding process, they were issued a US PATENT for their robust and distinctly innovative Bearing Protection Device (BPD) technology. There is so much they could say about why their products stand above their competition, but today we're going to focus specifically on the team behind the BPD and why Orion has been so successful.

    Orion Engineered Seals - BPDTodd Brickson, Director of Engineering has been working in manufacturing for over 25 years and is enjoying the fruits of his hard work. When designing the BPD device he had a few key points going through his mind.

    • To create the most effective, innovative, and efficient design in bearing protection
    • How can we be innovative in the market and create something that has never been seen before
    • Develop multiple internal layers of contaminant control that would surpass any design available in the market today.

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  5. Protect Paper Machine Bearings from Failure

    BPD-FM - Paper Machine Bearing ProtectionThe Orion Engineered Seals patented Bearing Protection Device (BPD) represents state of the art bearing protection technology and is the premier non-contacting bearing protection device offered. The BPD was designed with an understanding of the nature of the bearing housing environment under all operating conditions and utilizes the laws of physics to create what has proven to be the best performing and most cost effective way to protect the bearings of your rotating equipment.


    BPD-FM - Paper Machine Bearing ProtectionProblem: Paper machines operate in hot, humid environments resulting in reduced bearing life, costly downtime and lost production.Paper machine bearings most often fail due to contamination ingress into the bearing housing.

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  6. Protect Pillow Block Bearings from Failure

    Orion Engineered Seals - Pillow Block BearingThe Orion Engineered Seals patented Bearing Protection Device (BPD) represents state of the art bearing protection technology and is the premier non-contacting bearing protection device offered. The BPD was designed with an understanding of the nature of the bearing housing environment under all operating conditions and utilizes the laws of physics to create what has proven to be the best performing and most cost effective way to protect the bearings of your rotating equipment.


    Pillow Block Bearings

    A pillow block bearing is made up of two components: a mounting bracket

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  7. Protect Pump Bearings with the Orion BPD

    Orion Engineered Seals - Bearing Protection Device (BPD)The Orion Engineered Seals patented Bearing Protection Device (BPD) represents state of the art bearing protection technology and is the premier non-contacting bearing protection device offered. The BPD was designed with an understanding of the nature of the bearing housing environment under all operating conditions and utilizes the laws of physics to create what has proven to be the best performing and most cost effective way to protect the bearings of your rotating equipment.

    2 Common Pump Problems, 1 Solution... the BPD

    Bearing Protection Device (BPD) - Centrifugal PumpProblem 1: Pumps routinely operate in high humidity and dirty environments. They are also commonly operating batch processes meaning the pump is cycled on and off.   These operating conditions results in contamination ingress into the bearing housing, which is the primary cause of shortened bearing life.

    Solution: The BPD – Designed for the conditions encountered by centrifugal pumps

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  8. Protect Motor Bearings from Premature Failure

    BPD-GB - Motor Bearing Protection DeviceThe Orion Engineered Seals patented Bearing Protection Device (BPD) represents state of the art bearing protection technology and is the premier non-contacting bearing protection device offered. The BPD was designed with an understanding of the nature of the bearing housing environment under all operating conditions and utilizes the laws of physics to create what has proven to be the best performing and most cost effective way to protect the bearings of your rotating equipment.

    BPD-GB - Motor Bearing Protection Device

    Problem: The increased use of VFD’s offers substantial efficiency improvements. However, a key drawback is stray VFD generated currents that result in premature motor bearing failures.

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  9. Protection for Flooded Gearbox Shafts

    Orion Seals BPD-C - Gearbox ApplicationThe Orion Engineered Seals patented Bearing Protection Device (BPD) represents state of the art bearing protection technology and is the premier non-contacting bearing protection device offered. The BPD was designed with an understanding of the nature of the bearing housing environment under all operating conditions and utilizes the laws of physics to create what has proven to be the best performing and most cost effective way to protect the bearings of your rotating equipment.

    The BPD-C Works in Flooded Environments

    Orion Seals - Gearbox ApplicationProblem: Traditional sealing methods for the flooded gearbox shafts are inadequate, resulting in oil leaking out of the gearbox, creating an environmental and safety hazard.

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  10. Introducing Orion's Bearing Protection Device

    Orion Engineered Seals - Bearing Protection Device (BPD)The Orion Engineered Seals Bearing Protection Device (BPD)

    The Orion Engineered Seals patented Bearing Protection Device (BPD) represents state of the art bearing protection technology which provides maximum protection against contaminants while maintaining lubrication in the bearing.  It is the premier non-contacting bearing protection device on the market today.

    The BPD was designed with an understanding of the nature of the bearing housing environment under all operating conditions and utilizes the laws of physics to create what has proven to be the best performing and most cost effective way to protect the bearings of your rotating equipment. Every feature of the BPD is designed to work together as a system.

    What Makes Orion's Bearing Protection Device (BPD) Better

    Orion Engineered Seals - Bearing Protection Device (BPD)Two Vertical Internal Chambers - The Orion BPD utilizes the laws of physics with the vertical alignment of the internal chambers to create the most effective and efficient bearing protection device on the market today.

    Internal Static Elastomers - BPD is the only true non-contacting device with two internal static elastomers, eliminating the potential of dynamic o-ring hangup.

    Contaminant Exclusion - With double exclusion chambers, the Orion BPD can exclude the higher volumes of contaminant, ensuring longer bearing life.

    Angled Oil Return - With an angled oil return, the Orion BPD offers enhanced return flow and higher volume capacity with no oil leakage.

    Angled Interface - While competing products offer a straight interface, the Orion BPD features an angled interface, giving the contaminant direction and flow to expel more efficiently.

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