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TRI Align-A-Pad® Bearings

The TRI Align-A-Pad® tilting pad journal bearings are state of the art. The heavy duty operating performance characteristics result from advanced design detail and careful selection of materials. The Align-A-Pad tilt pad bearings are designed for ease of installation, alignment, and maintenance by customers' in-house personnel.

 The design details which make the Align-A-Pad journal bearings so successful are the direct result of many years of analytical, diagnostic and in-place optimization efforts by Turbo Research in its consulting work with turbomachinery users around the world.


Fluid Drives and Fluid Couplings

Fluid drives, fluid couplings or hydraulic couplings are hydrodynamic devices that transmits rotational power. There are 4 main components of a fluid drive: The housing, the input element (including the impeller), the output element (including the runner) and the oil. The housing contains the oil and the rotating mechanical components. The input element connects to the driving equipment like a motor or a turbine. Inside the coupling or fluid drive is an impeller. The impeller drives. The output element connects to the driven equipment such as a pump or fan. Inside the coupling is a runner. Between the input and output elements is oil. Kinetic energy is added to the oil when input element rotates. This energy is smoothly transferred to the output element and the driven equipment.

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TRI Manufactured Seals

Babbitted Seals, Labyrinth Seals and Floating Seal Rings

TRI Manufactures Babbitted seals for rotating equipment. Our seals have steel backing and precision machine Babbit bores. We have both standard sizes and custom designs. Our designs can come with custom labyrinth teeth configurations, anti-rotation pins and width customized to your application. Our seals are used entensively througout many industries.

Contact a TRI engineer for more information about Babbitt Seals and other manufactured products.

TRI Generator Fans

Heavy-duty Generator Fans

TRI Manufactures heavy-duty fans for air cooled generators. Our fans are machine from a single solid steel forging. There are no welds to fail. These fans have excellent strength and vibration characteristics.

Our generator fans are custom made for your equipment. Contact a TRI engineer for more information about fans and other manufactured products.

Lube Oil Systems

Fluid drives and bearings require dependable oil systems. The lube oil systems are critical components that can shut down plants for weeks or even months if they fail. The cost of unscheduled maintenance outages greatly exceeds the cost of lube oil systems.

TRI has been in the business of providing equipment for bearings and fluid drives for over 40 years. We understand that what is required for reliable systems with redundant backups. Consequently, TRI has provided many customers over the years with new or improved oil systems.


TRI Industrial Brakes

Heavy-duty Industrial Brake

TRI manufactures heavy-duty brakes for fluid drives and other industrial equipment. TRI brakes are designed for easy maintenance and a reliable hydraulic system. The feature that sets the TRI brakes apart from our competitors is the hydraulic pump which retains clamp pressure even if small leaks occur in the brake lines.

Our heavy duty hydraulic brakes are custom made for your equipment. Contact a TRI engineer for more information about brakes and other manufactured products.


Fixed Bore Bearings

Fixed Geometry Bore Bearings

Bearings that TRI work on can be classified into two main groups; Fixed bore bearings, or fixed geometry bearings and Tilt Pad Bearings. TRI can manufacture or repair all types of fixed bore bearings.

Over the years, we have worked with Pressure Dam Bearings, Elliptical Bore Bearings, Circular Bore Bearings and Multi-Arc Bearings. These bearings can also come with a wide variety of alignment and lubrication schemes.