Barge Ballast Pumps Run Smooth with Vesconite

Posted by Nicole Ventimiglia

Vertical turbine pumps keep barges trimmed and balanced by moving water ballast. Bearing failure at this critical time is not an option. Vesconite Hilube, an internally-lubricated polymer that can be used in wet and corrosive conditions, outperforms traditional bushing materials, even in the silty waters of the Mississippi River. A wear life of more than 10 times that of sintered bronze reduces maintenance costs.

(As published in the June 2015 edition of Marine News -

Marine News Magazine, page 58,  Jun 2015

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