Thordon introduces TG100 Shaft Seal

June 03, 2013

Thordon Bearings Inc., a world leader in grease and oil-free bearing solutions has announced the introduction of TG100®, a new water lubricated mechanical face seal for 100 to 305 mm (4”-12”) shaft diameters specifically designed for operation in abrasive waters, but can operate in clean water as well.


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Iconic Bluenose II Fitted With Pollution-Free Bearings

October 22, 2012

Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II, relaunched September 29, 2012 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia fitted with pollution-free water lubricated stern tube and rudder bearings.  The rebuild of the iconic vessel meant all new installation of many aspects including stern tube and rudder applications.   Specifically requesting water lubricated bearings, the Bluenose II now has a pollution-free stern tube and rudder bearing system.


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Nine CSL New Builds Eliminate Oil Usage With Seawater Lubcricated Propeller Shaft Bearings

August 29, 2012

Following the successful retrofit and operation of Thordon water lubricated propeller shaft bearings on the CSL Acadian (converted in 2006), CSL will install a similar package on all nine of its Trillium Class new buildings.


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Shaftline Conversion From Oil To Water Saves Dredge Owner Money

July 17, 2012

In April 2011, the Fraser Titan, a triple screw  2300 m3 dredger, was converted to Throdon RiverTough water lubricated propeller shaft bearings from an oil lubricated system.  The vessel had its first drydocking with water lubcircated shaftlnes in March 2012 at Esquimalt Drydock reporting no sealing issues (as there is no aft seal) and very little wear.


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Eco-Conscious Carisbrooke Opts for Seawater Lubricated Prop Shaft Bearings on latest newbuildings

May 23, 2012

UK ship owner, Carisbrooke Shipping has specified COMPAC for 4 new 8,500 dwt multi-purpose dry cargo ships being built at Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Ltd. in China.


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Pollution free propeller shaft bearings operating in seawater rather than oil shortlisted for Ocean Environmental Protection Award

May 30, 2011

Canadian manufacturer, Thordon Bearings' seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings have been shortlisted for the Ocean Environmental Protection Award at the 2011 Sustainable Shipping Awards to be held in London, England, July 7, 2011.


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