Thousands of customers across the world,
in both rehabilitation and new turbine projects,
know Thordon Bearings is the proven choice
for performance and value.

  • Lowest coefficient of friction
  • Very low wear in abrasive water environments
  • High resistance to shock loading and vibration
  • High pressure performance to 70 MPa (10,000 psi)
  • High resilience
  • No oil or grease lubrication; wet or dry operation
  • Extremely long wear life 
  • Reliable - no headaches with grease lines failing 

NEW Thordon’s Turbine Guide Bearing and Seal Assembly Video

Thordon’s water lubricated bearing and shaft seal assembly provides a fully integrated solution for conversions and new projects. This design solution relocates the SXL radial segmented shaft seal above the guide bearing allowing installation and removal without disassembly of the major structural components, reducing downtime associated with bearing inspections from days to hours.

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Hydro Webinar Series
Why Self-Lubricated Bearings are Becoming the Product of Choice

Date: June 9, 2020
Time: 11 AM EDT
Duration: 30 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A

Hydro Webinar Series
Solving Turbine Guide Bearing Issues with Water Lubrication

Date: June 23, 2020
Time: 11 AM EDT
Duration: 30 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A

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Turbine Guide Bearings
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Bearing and Shaft Seal Water Conditioning Systems
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Thorseals

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Wicket Gate /
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Ring Bearings
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Tidal / River Power
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    Thordon Hydro NewsWorks 2019

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for hydro and clean power users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about multiple successful turbine guide bearing conversions, T-G DNALOP purchasing a small hydro power plant in Poland, and a recent success of Thordon installed in a tidal energy application.
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    Thordon Experts Discuss 30 Years of Hydro Turbine Experience in a Series of Online Technical Seminars

    May 21, 2020
    Thordon Bearings will run a series of web-based seminars to help hydro power plant operators recognize and solve common wicket gate and guide bearing problems. The first in a series of six 45-minute technical webinars, to be broadcast on May 26th 2020, at 11:00 EDT, will inform industry engineers of the best approach to recognizing and solving turbine control and regulation issues.
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    Thordon Bearings to Enter Hydro Power Market with New Turbine Range

    Oct 07, 2019
    Thordon Bearings, through its subsidiary T-G DNALOP, has been awarded a 1.3 million zloty grant from Poland’s National Centre of Research and Development (NCBiR) to design, manufacture and market a series of new micro-hydro turbines in the 5 to 100kW range. The 1.8 million zloty project will mark Thordon Bearings’ entry into the hydro turbine market, following TG-DNALOP’s acquisition in March 2019 of the 67kW Struzyska hydro power plant near Pila, Poland.
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