Cleaning and Inspecting the Bearing Pedestal Head Tank


MET Turbochargers have bearing pedestals containing a head tank to ensure that the supply of lubricating oil to the bearing is not interrupted even when the lubricating oil pump has stopped in an emergency. Using the turbocharger with sludge adhered to the bearing pedestal head tank can damage the bearings and create a malfunction risk. For this reason, we recommend that when inspecting the turbocharger, you also inspect and clean the inside of this tank in addition to inspecting bearings and other parts. This will help lead to even safer operations.

 Inspection and cleaning of the bearing pedestal head tank during turbocharger inspection

Before cleaning                              After cleaning  

                               Accumulated sludge at the bottom of the tank