Optimise secondary wastewater treatment plants with advanced bearing solutions

A fundamental component to Australia’s waste and recycling industry is the cleaning of wastewater. The cleaning processes undertaken at a wastewater treatment plant improves its quality before it is recycled and reintroduced back into the environment. 

During secondary treatment, the level of oxygen in wastewater is altered to create aerobic and anaerobic environments to create bacteria that remove pollutants from the water.

This stage of the wastewater treatment removes soluble organic matter and solids that remain following primary treatment. When in anaerobic conditions, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas naturally forms. H2S can be corrosive to components and machinery during this stage of treatment.

Typically, standard bearings can rust in such conditions, making bearings ineffective once in a corroded state.

Schaeffler, a leading global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors, has been pushing ground-breaking technology and developments in the fields of motion and mobility for more than 75 years.

Founded in 1883, the brand first originated under the name Fischers Aktien-Gesellschaft, which was the name of the company that originally founded the FAG brand. First known for the production of steel balls for use in ball bearing, the company expanded its product line and became known for its high-quality bearings.

Today, FAG is one of the brands owned by the Schaeffler Group. The company provides several bearing solutions that suit the needs of waste management plants struggling with maintaining the integrity of their equipment.

The FAG Black Series Radial Ball Bearing and FAG Split Spherical Roller Bearings offer premium results for wastewater plants.

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