BOSTON, Mass. - Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to OEM and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) markets around the world, has established a pump industry division dedicated to a fast-growing customer base, particularly in the oil and gas market.

Emerson Bearing marketing specialist Richard Furtado oversees the division. Furtado assists clients in determining which bearing technologies would be most suitable by taking into consideration the specifications, recommendations, maintenance strategies, fatigue life and wear resistance of the bearing in relation to the application.

Pumps, which move liquids through pressure, and compressors, which condense and transport air/gas may be found in just about every industry. From oil and gas to chemical processing, waste and water treatment, power generation, paper and mining, there are pumps and compressors working behind the scenes and around the clock.

Most applications use ball and cylindrical roller bearings, which are designed to withstand heavy radial loads, operate with low noise and vibration and have long service intervals.

Proper bearing selection is key to ensuring the pump’s optimal performance. Emerson Bearing recommends bearings that have been developed specifically for these rugged demands. They offer extra capacity and reliability through unique rolling element, cage geometries and high heat stabilization. These are especially designed to meet the harshest of API-60 pump standards. Four-point contact bearings are unique with their split inner ring. They accommodate high axial loads in either direction and in some cases, can replace a pair of angular contact bearings.

For more information about Emerson Bearing’s Pump Industry Division, contact Furtado at 866-995-8761. To learn more about Emerson Bearing’s products, visit EmersonBearing.com.