Bearings for marine environments
Subsea applications are characterised by constantly harsh conditions and extreme environments. In marine environments, various applications involve propeller shafts and components for underwater robots and telecommunication systems. However, in the presence of water, salt, and harsh elements, selecting just any bearing won't suffice — it's crucial to choose the right one for optimal performance and durability. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director at specialist bearing supplier SMB Bearings, examines the potential of ceramic bearings in marine environments.