New bearing isolators for fully flooded applications

Jon Lawson

Garlock, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing products, has launched its new range of Flood-Gard bearing isolators, which offer the industry-proven performance of Garlock bearing isolators for flooded applications.

The innovative seal design provides bearing protection even in the most challenging flooded environments, extending the life of rotating equipment such as gearboxes, pumps and motors.

“Flood-Gard allows us to unlock value for our customers by taking advanced bearing isolator technology and advancing it even further, into a seal that excels in flooded conditions,” says Kevin Allison from Garlock.

The latest addition to Garlock’s family of Klozure bearing isolators, Flood-Gard is an innovative seal that combines improved safety and overall process efficiency with cost savings through extended equipment and bearing life.

The new solution’s Cam-Lock design provides excellent bore retention while allowing easy installation by hand, without the need for an arbor press.

Other benefits include the ability to accommodate up to .015² of radial shaft misalignment and patented PTFE unitised construction that eliminates metal-to-metal contact, all while achieving an IP66 rating in most configurations (flanged, small cross section, step shaft and vertical).

Typical applications include rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, gearboxes with flooded internal lubricant levels (levels that are above the bottom of the shaft).