Will seawater lubricated bearings work on big shafts in commercial ships?

December 29, 2010

A recent marine propulsion discussion on LinkedIn raised the issue that seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings were not proven on larger shafts


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What can you expect from Thordon Bearings

December 10, 2010

This is my first public web blog. Although I like new technologies and stay abreast of ways our business can benefit from new technology


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RiverTough bearings making headway in US inland waterways

December 08, 2010

Thordon recently attended the 2010 International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana


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Teaching you about water lubricated shaft bearings

November 30, 2010

As you know, most of the world's commercial shipping fleet use a white metal oil lubricated bearing to support the propeller shaft.


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Hydrodynamic Bearings – Part 3 – Carrying the Load

November 17, 2010

As previously noted, higher bearing pressures require higher speeds before the bearing becomes hydrodynamic. Therefore, sizing the bearing correctly for the expected load is important for several reasons:


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Hydrodynamic Bearings – Part 2 – Reducing Friction

November 16, 2010

As mentioned previously, theoretically you can use any fluid to create a hydrodynamic bearing, but each fluid has limitations on the load and speed that it is capable of supporting.


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