Bearing Preservation & Packaging Services

While all new and refurbished bearings need to be protected and packaged, the requirements change depending on where they are going to be stored and for how long that might be.

GLN provides three specialised bearing packaging options* to suit the specific storage time and storage environment.

Standard Pack

  • “Soft film” moisture barrier applied to all exposed metal surfaces + inner VCI plastic film spiral wrap + outer heavy duty VCI spiral wrap
  • Suitable for general warehouse storage in temperate climates – (approximate 5 year storage life)
  • Applied as “standard” to all refurbished bearings

Long Term Pack

  • All “standard pack” materials + internal desiccant silica bag + outer heat sealed/air evacuated heavy duty VCI foil layer.
  • Suitable for general warehouse storage in temperate climates – (approximate 10 year storage life)
  • Suitable for general warehouse storage in severe environments – (approximate 5 year storage life)
  • Applied over “standard pack” (refurbished bearings) or OEM packaging (new bearings)

Tropical Pack

Corrosion & contamination free long term storage in tropical & other severe environments.

  • Provides an additional 2 layers of double heat sealed, air evacuated corrosion inhibiting films.
  • Virtually any size bearing or component can be protected.
  • Desiccant silica bags added internally for moisture control.
  • Options for internal package humidity/temperature monitoring.
  • Manufacture of new heavy duty timber storage boxes where required – (ISPM-15 export specification and/or insect resistant timbers available)
  • Suitable for new, unused/poorly stored or refurbished bearings & components.
  • Custom engineered packaging solutions to suit any environmental & storage requirement.

Benefits


  • Provides approximately 10 years of contamination & corrosion free storage in severe/tropical storage environments.
  • Peace of mind – critical spares reliability when required.
  • Fast turnaround times.
  • All work done by experienced mechanical & corrosion control specialists

Did you know?

Even under ideal storage conditions the factory protectant used by most bearing manufacturers has a serviceable shelf life of only 3 to 4 years. If ongoing storage is required after this time it is recommended to have the bearing cleaned, inspected & repackaged to avoid possible storage damage.

All materials are laboratory tested for performance –
(some approved for use in military & NATO storage applications)

Please note that all storage times suggested above are to be used as a guideline only. Actual storage times achieved are dependent on all layers of packaging remaining unopened & intact for the entire duration of storage as well as the specific warehouse conditions & climate found at each storage site.

Please note that all storage times suggested above are to be used as a guideline only. Actual storage times achieved are dependent on all layers of packaging remaining unopened & intact for the entire duration of storage as well as the specific warehouse conditions & climate found at each storage site.