Biodegradable EALs Under The Spotlight As More Sterntube Bearings Fail

January 24, 2018 (Press Releases)

Thordon Bearings has welcomed an industry initiative to evaluate the effect of biodegradable lubricants on sterntube bearings following a reported marked increase in sealed oil lubricated propeller shaft bearing failures.

While many ship operators consider the rise in use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL) a cure-all to meeting environmental regulations, particularly in waters where the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated the use of mineral oils, their performance as a propeller shaft bearing lubricant has come under increasing scrutiny.


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A Vote For COMPAC Is A Vote For Sustainable Shipping

January 21, 2018 (Press Releases)

Thordon Bearings’ water lubcricated propeller shaft bearing system, COMPAC, has been nominated for the 2018 Green4Sea Technical Award.

In response to the nomination, Craig Carter, Thodon Bearings’ Director of Marketing and Customer Service, says: “To be nominated for such an award is an honor and it instills confidence that our COMPAC system is meeting the shipping industry’s need for sustainable, environmentally-safe ship technologies."


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