Tri-Bushing Flexes When The Heat Is On

New disc technology from Altra improves coupling reliability

Ameridrives and Bibby Turboflex, two Altra Industrial Motion brands, have developed a new turbomachinery bushing – Tri-Bushing.

The flex element/blade triangular bushing is designed to increase the axial capability of high-performance flexible disc couplings used in turbomachinery applications.

Flexible couplings used in these applications must accommodate angular and axial movement due to thermal growth. In steam and gas turbines, the machinery shafts, casings and piping expand as their temperature rises, according to Altra.

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This story first appeared in the August-September issue of COMPRESSORTECH2. We only publish a fraction of our magazine content online, so for more great content, get every issue in your inbox/mailbox and access to our digital archives with a free subscription.

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