Friday, March 3, 2017
Weekend Steam: Pouring Babbitt Bearings
Here's a skill that everyone should have. I learned about babbitt bearings when I was a kid, and have done it a few times. That skill was important in my oilfield job, where I was expected to be able to pour wire rope sockets. I did a bunch of those for a small fleet of pulling units and spudders, and none of them failed. This video shows the process on a Minneapolis traction engine that is being overhauled.