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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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 /
Linkage / Operating 
Ring Bearings
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Shaft Sealing Solutions
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Bearings for Wave /
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 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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    Thordon Guarantees ThorPlas-Blue HydroPower Bearings Won't Need Replacing for 15 Years

    Jul 24, 2019
    Demonstrating confidence in its bearings to withstand the rigours of turbine operation, Thordon Bearings announced today at the HydroVision International trade show in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., that it now offering its self-lubricating ThorPlas-Blue range of wicket gate and operating mechanism bearings with a 15 year wearlife guarantee.
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