In the Feb/Mar issue of Marine Propulsion they published two articles that mentioned Thordon and the classification changes for seawater lubricated bearing systems. One focused on COMPAC and the advances in seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearings. While the other looked at RiverTough’s performance in harsh environments. To read these articles click here.
January issue of Ship Efficiency Insight features a segment from Craig Carter, Director of Marketing and Customer Service regarding Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated bearings, EAL's and stricter environmental legislation. To read full article click here.
In shipping circles it’s the cruise sector spearheading the most natural lubricant of all, writes Paul Bartlett
The global cruise industry is often at the leading edge of advances in technology. Cruise majors have been early adopters of cold ironing, for example, advanced coatings both underwater and on deck, and energy-saving initiatives such as advanced trim control.
Now the cruise industry is spearheading what must be the ultimate ‘environmentally acceptable lubricant’ – sea water. To be fair, sea water lubricated propeller shaft lines from Canada’s Thordon Bearings are not new. To read full article in Seatrade Cruise Review click here
With environmental policies and legislations at every level of government becoming more stringent, the potential environmental and financial costs of an oil leak are causing many energy producers to consider water lubrication of bearings over conventional oil systems. Converting a lower turbine guide bearing from an oil-lubricated system to a water-lubricated system potentially provides the same operational reliability of an oil-lubricated system without any risk of accidental or operational oil discharge to the environment. To read the full article in Hydro Review Worldwide click Converting an Oil-Lubricated Bearing to Water for Enviromental Gains.
(The Naval Architect, May 2012) Seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings use no oil-based lubricants and can bring 0-EI (zero environmental impact) below the waterline, writes Craig Carter, Director of Marketing at Thordon Bearings, following the company's presentation to the IMO's DE56 meeting in February.
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