This page contains reference information on Thordon Segmented Shaft Seal applications.
The solution has significantly decreased the expenses
At the Itaipu hydro-electric plant in Brazil, the 4 metre carbon axial seals used were becoming a consistent problem causing turbine shut down due to water leakage. The engineers at Itaipu, the largest hydro-electric power plant in the world, began an exhaustive search to find a solution. They discovered Thordon SXL axial segmented shaft seals, an elastomeric polymer that is very flexible, but strong and durable.<MORE>
More Polymer Shaft Seals Ordered by Chinese Turbine Industry
Dongfang Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd (part of Dongfang Electric Corp.) and Harbin Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. have recently placed additional orders for Thordon SXL elastomeric polymer segmented turbine shaft seals bringing the total on order or already installed in 2005, to six sets. <MORE>