whitemetal bearings

Osborne Engineering LLC are dedicated to providing a superior aftermarket service, optimising the performance of our clients' machines. Our fast turnaround refurbishment service minimises equipment downtime in the event of unscheduled maintenance or unavailability of spare parts. Osborne Engineering LLC also offer complete equipment support kits combining bearing, seal and associated components to upgrade equipment performance and eliminate common causes of machine failure.




Osborne Engineering offers a comprehensive Repair and Upgrade service for the majority of in-field operating bearings.


Bearing Repairs and Upgrades


  • Free Evaluation and Proposals Service
  • Routine repair work or component upgrades
  • Quick Turnaround
  • Bearing improvement advice
  • Replacement Bearings and Components


Technical Support


Our experienced Engineering team can rapidly answer many of your bearing questions

Field assessments / support on larger contracts if required




  • OEL offers a reliable, prompt and dedicated support service to all our customers
  • OEL support service companies and end users in preparing for and executing successful maintenance outages.
  • Bearings and seals available in advance of scheduled outage
  • Replace and repair strategy
  • Priority repair service to meet windows of equipment access (2-3 days)
  • Undersize and non-standard bearings


With over 25 years’ experience OEL is able to offer more than the standard rebabbitting service:


  • Dedicated repair team based in Jebal Ali (UAE)
  • Centrifugal Spin Cast Technology (up to 900mm)
  • Bearing modification and improvements
  • Reverse Engineering Service
  • Fast track service offering 24/7 working
  • Quality assurance ISO certificated
  • Refurbishment of vertical and horizontal bearing assemblies


Bearing Stock Management


OEL provide customers with a comprehensive portfolio of products to cover all bearing requirements across Power Generation or Oil & Gas facilities.

This unique service provides our customers with a complete bearing management system dedicated to reducing lead-times, minimising machine downtime, improving machine efficiency and minimising vendor numbers.


Field Service


OEL have 3 service centres, serving 5 continents, allowing us to provide expert field service anywhere in the world. Our experienced field engineers offer on-site consultancy, alignment, monitoring and when possible, bearing repair. In most situations bearings will be disassembled, packed and shipped to our closest service centre.


Alignment and Condition Monitoring Services


The OEL group of companies can offer Total Shaft Solutions, from bearing manufacture, installation to associated alignment and condition monitoring services. With this service OEL can work with our clients to roll out full shaft and bearing inspection schedules over 1 - 10 year cycles advising on all tribology related issues:


  • Vibration Diagnosis of Rotating Machines
  • On-Line Diagnosis and Condition Monitoring
  • Gas & Steam Turbine Laser Alignment
  • Asset management and Reliability Management




OEL's staff are available 24/7 to assist with clients order progress, design queries and bearing identification and analysis. Our team of skilled engineers and designers can help to react to problems and take preventative measures before problems arise.


Through its state of the art Engineering and Design department OEL can offer:


  • Component evaluation
  • Material analysis & upgrade
  • Design generation
  • Design validation
  • Creating manufacture drawings
  • Quality assurance


OEL’s proactive approach to its business means it stays one step ahead of the competition. Using its design and engineering expertise and vast experience, OEL, reacting to client and market demands, have added new products to complement the existing bearings range including:


  • Oil deflectors
  • Seal sets
  • Repair kits


The expansive range of thrust and journal bearings designed and manufactured by OEL Bearing Technology offer cost effective installation and proven reliability in operation. All our designs are supported by rotor dynamic analysis and performance calculations.

OEL's flexible manufacturing facilities allows us to offer custom/bespoke designs as well as our own range of bearings proven for a range of rotating equipment.


  • Pumps
  • Gas Turbines
  • Gearboxes
  • Steam Turbines
  • Generators
  • Motors
  • Compressors


Our product range includes the following:


  • Vertical Bearing Assemblies
  • Combined Thrust and Guide Bearings (with upper thrust option)
  • Vertical Guide Bearings
  • Water Cooled (with Titanium cooler option for sea water)
  • Insulated Assemblies
  • Fixed Profile Journal / Radial Bearings
  • Plain / Cylindrical Bore
  • Lemon Bore
  • Offset Bore
  • Four Lobed
  • Tilting Pad Journal Bearings
  • Combined Thrust and Journal Bearings
  • Tilting Pad Thrust Bearings
  • Equalised or Non-Equalized
  • Compact or Traditional Design
  • Hydrogen Seals
  • Labyrinth seals
  • Oil Deflectors


OEL possess the three key requirements to manufacturing a reliable bearing system:


  • Capability in metallurgical casting technology
  • Knowledge of tribology and metal systems
  • The availability to control hydrodynamic oil films


In the manufacture of our components we only use virgin white metal and check the bond interface with ultrasound to ISO 4386-1.