The Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft Simplex-HL tilting-pad thrust-bearing, patented in Germany and other countries, is now fitted in a number of ships, mostly large tankers, and has proved itself under severe conditions in trials and in service. The bearing is also suitable for thrust applications in other types of high-power machinery. The Author of HDW, describes the construction and operation of this bearing in some detail, with particular reference to the improved type of tilting pad that has been developed, the method of assembly and dismantling of the bearing, and the lubrication system (which can be a part of the main-engine or other sytem, or can be integral with the bearing assembly). Order from: BSRA as No. 48,401.

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    Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

    Celsiusweg 15, Postfach 1347
    2000 Hamburg 50,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Kirma, S
  • Publication Date: 1978-1


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00179227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM