Nonmetallic Pump Bearings

May 01, 2008 (Thordon in the News)
Article by Thordon exploring issues with vertical pump bearings and advantages and features of non-metallic bearings.
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New Elastomeric Axial and Radial Turbine Shaft Seals

December 07, 2007 (Press Releases)

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 (Press Releases)

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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Stern tube solution keeps icebreaker operational

March 08, 2007 (Thordon in the News)
(Warship Technology, March 2007) Thordon XL propeller shaft bearings have helped solve a stern tube problem that had plagued the US Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Sea since 1992.
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New Engineered Thermoplastic Bearing Expands Thordon's Pump Bearing Range

January 02, 2007 (Press Releases)

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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Resolving Wicket Gate Seal Leaks at Rock Island Powerhouse 2

November 01, 2006 (Thordon in the News)
Written by the power plant mechanical engineer, the article is a review of the wicket gat problems they experienced at the 432 MW Rock Island Powerhouse and the solution of Thordon HPSXL wicket gate bearings and thorseals. Two years+ and no more wicket gate related problems.
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