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1. (WO2016053332) ORIFICE PLATE BEARING LUBRICATION SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/053332    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/058655
Publication Date: Fri Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 02 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: F04D 29/06
F04D 29/046
F04D 13/06
Applicants: GE OIL & GAS ESP, INC.
Inventors: NELSON, Andrew, Michael
CAMPBELL, Michael, David
PETERSON, Jonathan, Edward
Title: ORIFICE PLATE BEARING LUBRICATION SYSTEM
Abstract:
A thrust control assembly for use in a horizontal pumping system includes a thrust bearing chamber that is filled with a fluid lubricant, a thrust bearing assembly contained within the thrust bearing chamber, a first radial bearing chamber, a first radial bearing assembly contained within the first radial bearing chamber and a first metering assembly. The first metering assembly controls the flow of lubricant from the thrust bearing chamber to the first radial bearing chamber. The first metering assembly may include an orifice plate.