Newsworks 2009.1

September 02, 2009

NewsWorks Online is Thordon's web-based newsletter specifically developed for users of oil-free and grease-free bearings in the Marine, Hydro-turbine, Industrial and Offshore industries. You will find application information from Thordon customers regarding their latest environmentally friendly Thordon bearing applications.

 

WORRY-FREE TRAVEL FOR SEABOURN ELITE
Vacationers on luxury cruises don't necessarily understand or even care about the propeller shaft bearings that help propel them to exotic destinations. Nor are they impressed when you cancel their cruise because of a bearing failure. <<More>>


AFTER-SALES SERVICE ENSURES SMOOTH SAILING
Twenty million passengers a year take a ferryboat between Staten Island and Manhattan in New York. At no charge, they get a majestic view of New York Harbor on the 25-minute ride. Those five miles of water started to become a whole lot cleaner in 2004 when Thordon COMPAC propeller shaft bearings and SXL rudder bearings were installed on three Staten Island ferries<<More>>


FINNISH NAVY FINISHED WITH RUBBER BEARINGS
Water jets are generally used in most Finnish Navy light and fast patrol vessels bigger than open outboard motor boats. The first of their fast attack missile boats to use them were the Rauma class vessels. In the propulsion shaft line is a water lubricated line bearing, located inside the stator of the water jet's jet pipe<<More>>


15-YEAR BEARING GUARANTEE OFFERED TO ENTICE SHIP  OWNERS TO RETURN TO SEAWATER LUBRICATED SHAFTS
To demonstrate to commercial ship owners that modern seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems do offer wear life predictability, reduced  operating costs and elimination of stern tube oil pollution risks, Thordon Bearings has introduced a 15-year bearing wearlife guarantee for its COMPAC pollution free stern tube bearings<<More>>


S.M.U.D HYDRO WORKERS FIND NEW USES THORDON BEARINGS
It was late 2007, and the White Rock Powerhouse was overdue for an overhaul. Two of the largest hydroelectric generating units operated by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), California, U.S.A. were to be shut down for extensive repairs<<More>>