Guide Bearing Pad
Guide bearing pads are designed to have fixed geometry or tilting pads. Either design offers a low coefficient of friction, superior adhesive wear performance and resistance to wear and tear resulting from abrasions from water conditions or third particle abrasion.
There are different types of guide bearing pads and the particular guide bearing pad that is used in a hydro electric generator depends on the type of unit in use.
Horizontal units have stiff or tilting guide bearing pads while tilting guide bearing pads are the norm for vertical units.