How to fill an oil lubricated thrust bearing on an API 610 VS4 vertical sump pump

April 1, 2018


Correctly fill or top-up an oil lubricated bearing bracket on a horizontal end suction overhung centrifugal process pump.

Ensure the correct oil level is set before operating the pump.

If you find you have accidentally overfilled the bearing bracket you should drain the sump & start this procedure again.

Required tools:

  • Level
  • Gloves
  • Filtered funnel