Outokumpu Damage Analysis

Outokumpu Damage Analysis

Increasing the service life of roll neck bearings in demanding process environments

Nomo has a key role in the cooperation with Outokumpu by stocking critical roller bearings and taking responsibility for the logistics solution for Outokumpu’s entities in Sweden, Finland and China.

In Avesta, Outokumpu Stainless also works closely with Nomo for the maintenance & repair of chocks. Calculations on how much the rolling mill saves on new seals and the maintenance & repair of chocks show this to be a success.

– There is a notable reduction in our consumption of bearings and therefore also in our total costs, says the buyer at Outokumpu Stainless in Avesta. The cost for repair is roughly half the cost of purchasing a new bearing of the same type. To avoid and minimise damage from corrosion and increase the service life of the bearings, sealed roll neck bearings are currently used.


Nomo Magazine 2011

Photo: Timken workshop

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