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.
June 01, 2005
(Thordon in the News)
Everglades project retrofitted with Thordon SXL pump bearings.
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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.