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Naval Forces Using Thordon Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings
A document containing samples of Thordon propeller shaft bearings in Naval and Coast Guard Applications <<More>>PDF



Converting An Icebreaker From An Oil Lubricated Stern Tube Bearing System To A Seawater Lubricated Stern Tube Bearing Considering Environmental And Operating Costs
(IceTech 2010, COMPAC Conversion Technical Paper) Operational discharges of oil from the stern tube is a common occurrence for ice breakers as propellers are prone to impact from ice causing shafts to flex and seals are unable to maintain a complete barrier to keep seawater out or lubricating oil in the stern tube. <<More>>PDF

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>>

Thordon Solves USCG Stern Tube Problem With A Solution For The Future
Thordon XL propeller shaft bearings have helped solve a stern tube problem that has plagued the U.S. Coast Guard Ice-Breaker Polar Sea since 1992. Due to the harsh arctic environment in which it operates, the 13,500-ton displacement Polar Sea, one of the world's most powerful non-nuclear powered triple screw icebreakers, suffered repeated corrosion and fretting wear within the shafts. This resulted in damage to the support lands for the stern tube bearing carriers. <MORE>

Thordon XL Bearings Show Little Wear After 11 Year Run on TERRY FOX
In July 1994, the Canadian Coast Guard vessel, TERRY FOX, converted its propeller shaft rubber bearings to Thordon XL bearings. Since that time the icebreaker has toiled in such rugged environments as the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Canada's Arctic. Recently, the starboard shaft bearings were removed and measurements taken showing little wear. <MORE>

 Thordon Fast Becoming the Leading Choice Among German Shipyards
Germany is still maintaining its dominant position in the European shipbuilding industry. Its shipyards are renown for innovative design and quality workmanship, as well as for utilizing the best materials — which is one reason why Thordon is specified so often. To date, nine major German shipyards are using Thordon propeller shaft and rudder bearing products extensively for dozens of newbuilds. <MORE>

 Rolls-Royce Marine's 17-year Trouble-Free History with Thordon Bearings
When Charles Rolls partnered with Henry Royce in 1906, they created a company that has remained on the leading-edge of industrial technology for almost a century. Rolls-Royce innovations make jets fly faster, cars run quieter, and ships move faster. They even built the engine that powered the first transatlantic flight. So it's no wonder that Rolls-Royce is careful when specifying components to be used in their systems. They have a reputation to protect. <MORE>

Thordon has what it takes for new U.S. MSC T-AKE vessels
During war and in peacetime, the supply chain is one of the most critical elements of a military operation. Consider the number of U.S. forces currently deployed overseas. If needed supplies are not furnished consistently, lives are put at risk. That's why U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) took no chances in the design of their new T-AKE vessels. In fact, the proven reliability of Thordon COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearings was written directly into the specifications.<MORE>

Thordon COMPAC integral in new, ultra-quiet Fisheries Survey Vessel (FSV)
Anglers understand the need to run quietly, as to not scare the fish away. That's relatively easy for a small boat with a trolling motor. But what about a mid-sized diesel-electric powered ship with a 4.3m (14 ft.) diameter propeller? Such was the challenge faced in building the new Fisheries Survey Vessel (FSV) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). To ensure that fish populations could be studied effectively, the specifications featured the most advanced noise suppression technologies in the world , including Thordon COMPAC Water Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings. <MORE>