Marine Newsworks 2012

October 14, 2012

NEWSWORKS Marine Online is Thordon's web-based newsletter specifically developed for users of oil-free and grease-free bearings in the marine industry. Inside you will find application information from Thordon customers regarding their latest pollution-free Thordon bearing applications.

 

NINE CSL NEWBUILDS ELIMINATE OIL FROM SHAFTLINE
The drive for pollution free ships continues as Canadian-based ship owner, CSL Group Inc., eliminates oil from the stern tube and equips nine of their latest newbuilds with seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings. <<More>>

OIL DISCHARGE IMPACT FACTS
There are two potential sources of oil discharges from an oil lubricated propeller shaft bearing system... read what they are and understand the scale of their impact on the ocean environment.<<More>>

 

SHAFTLINE CONVERSION FROM OIL TO WATER SAVES DREDGE OWNER MONEY
The Fraser Titan, a triple screw dredger, was recently converted from an oil lubricated system to a Thordon RiverTough open water lubricated propeller shaft bearing system.  The vessel had its first drydocking in March 2012 at Esquimalt Drydock reporting very little bearing wear from its operation in an open water lubricated environment. <<More>>

ECO-CONSCIOUS CARISBROOKE OPTS FOR COMPAC BEARINGS
The Vectis Eagle, an 8,500 dwt multi-purpose dry cargo vessel, is Carisbrooke Shipping's latest newbuild and first of their fleet to be fitted with Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings.  <<More>>

STERN TUBE CONVERSIONS REDUCE POLLUTION RISK
One of the ship owners most recently persuaded of the benefits of water lubricated bearings include Algoma Central Corp.  During the St. Lawrence Seaway freeze, Algoma took the opportunity to convert the oil lubricated stern tube bearings on the bulk carrier Peter R Cresswell  to Thordon COMPAC water lubricated bearings. <<More>>