15-Year Bearing Guarantee Offered To Entice Ship Owners To Return To Seawater Lubricated Shafts

July 29, 2008

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.


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New Elastomeric Axial and Radial Turbine Shaft Seals

December 07, 2007

Thordon Bearings Inc., a world leader in grease and oil-free bearing and sealing solutions, has announced the introduction of new design Thordon SXL elastomeric polymer segmented shaft seals for both vertical and horizontal turbine newbuilds and retrofits.


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Leading Operator of Energy Plants Experiencing Good Performance with Elastomeric Water Lubricated Guide Bearings

May 07, 2007

Many of the world's vertical and horizontal hydro turbines run on water lubricated main guide bearings. Wear life for water lubricated main guide bearings is heavily influenced by the type and quantity of abrasives present in the water. Bearing replacement on a 3 to 5-year cycle is common in many applications using conventional water-lubricated main guide bearing materials such as phenolic laminates or rubber. However, recent observations from one leading hydro-power plant operator points to significantly longer wear life and reduced operating costs from an elastomeric polymer bearing, Thordon SXL.


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New Engineered Thermoplastic Bearing Expands Thordon's Pump Bearing Range

January 02, 2007

Thordon Bearings Inc., a world leader in grease and oil-free bearing solutions has announced the introduction of ThorPlas, a new proprietary engineered (non-elastomer) thermoplastic bearing.


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More Polymer Shaft Seals Ordered by Chinese Turbine Industry

October 19, 2005

Dongfang Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd (part of Dongfang Electric Corp.) and Harbin Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. have recently placed additional orders for Thordon SXL elastomeric polymer segmented turbine shaft seals bringing the total on order or already installed in 2005, to six sets. The shaft seals sold by Proco International Co. Ltd., Thordon's exclusive Distributor in China, are/will be installed at the Kangyang, Sanbanxi, Xiafu, Baishan and Nalan power plants in China and the Tekeze Hydropower Plant in Ethiopia.


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Thordon Solution To Abrasive Problems

January 12, 2005

(Burlington, Ontario) Sleeve bearings in vertical, medium lubricated pumps are a frequent source of problems. Poor shaft support, dry starts, high friction and rapid wear in abrasive services are some of the more common problems encountered. One of the common solutions to some of these problems is the addition of a closed tube around the shaft with either a fresh water flush or oil/grease lubrication. This approach has a high initial cost and a continuing expense in the supply of fresh water or oil/grease and also has the potential for contamination of the medium being pumped. Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) of Florida has solved their abrasive wear problem by installing Thordon bearings.


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