Is A Water-Lubricated Propeller Shaft Arrangement More Efficient Than Podded Propulsion?

August 23, 2016 (Thordon in the News)
A Thordon Bearings White Paper
 
In the twenty-five years since the first podded propulsion system was introduced to optimise the ice-breaking performance and manoeuvrability of ice-breakers operating in the far North, the pod has now more than 400 installations on various ship types, including super-yachts, high-speed ferries, oil tankers and offshore vessels and rigs.

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Pods Versus Water Lubricated Props: Greater Comparative Studies Required

August 23, 2016 (Press Releases)
Thordon Bearings has called on the marine industry to investigate the characteristics of both conventional seawater-lubricated propeller shaft systems and podded propulsion arrangements in order to provide shipowners with a better understanding of the two very different propulsion configurations.

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Thordon To Showcase Range Of Environmentally Safe Polymer Bearings At Posidonia

June 03, 2016 (Press Releases)

Thordon Bearings will attend next week’s Posidonia to showcase a range of environmentally-safe polymer bearing technologies from its maritime portfolio.

With increasing market awareness and demand for its award-winning COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing, the Canada-based manufacturer will use Posidonia to highlight the environmental and cost-saving advantages of its ThorPlas-Blue range of grease-free polymer bearings in deck machinery.


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Thordon Bearings Sums It Up

April 20, 2016 (Press Releases)
Thordon Bearings has developed a bespoke modelling tool capable of calculating the amount of operational oil prevented from leaking into the world’s oceans with each installation of a seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing.
 
To be launched officially on 22nd April to coincide with Earth Day 2016, the world’s largest environmental movement, now in its 46th year, the Oil Savings Calculator shows that almost 60 million litres of oil pollution has been saved to date.

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New Rules for Water Lubrication

April 07, 2016 (Thordon in the News)

In the Feb/Mar issue of Marine Propulsion they published two articles that mentioned Thordon and the classification changes for seawater lubricated bearing systems. One focused on COMPAC and the advances in seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearings. While the other looked at RiverTough’s performance in harsh environments. To read these articles click here.


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Thordon's COMPAC Seawater-Lubricated Propeller Shaft System Nominated For Major Engineering Award

March 07, 2016 (Press Releases)

Thordon Bearing’s evolutionary COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, has been nominated in the Auxiliary Machinery category of the European Marine Engineering Awards, which will take place in Amsterdam next month.

Craig Carter, Thordon Bearings’ Head of Marketing and Customer Service, said: “We are absolutely delighted that COMPAC has been nomitated for such a prestigous award.  Being nominated for an engineering award is testemant to the advances our engineers and scientists have made in polymer technology.


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