Turbine Guide Bearings


SXL

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Thordon SXL offers the lowest coefficient of friction, superior adhesive wear performance and good resistance to wear resulting from third particle abrasion.

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GM2401

Turbine guide bearings
Thordon GM2401 is specially formulated to provide optimal wear resistance in abrasive-laden water conditions, routinely outwearing rubber bearings by a factor of two or more, yet, still exhibiting a significantly lower coefficient of friction compared to rubber.

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References

Reference articles of Thordon turbine guide bearings.

 


Design

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The final (fully finished) sizing of a Thordon elastomer or ThorPlas bearing can be determined by using the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program.

To download the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program Version 2017, Release 10, a user registration is required.

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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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    Genesis Energy's Tekapo A Plant Completes Thordon Bearing Upgrade

    Sep 28, 2020
    New Zealand’s Genesis Energy has completed a first phase refurbishment of the 190MW hydro power plant at Lake Tekapo, in the South Island. Through its Auckland-based distributor Henley Group, Thordon supplied ThorPlas-Blue wicket gate bushes, Thorseal lip seals (which replaced nitrile rubber sealing rings in the lower and intermediate wicket gate bearings), and SXL operating ring wear pads. A new SXL turbine guide bearing, upgraded with better tolerances, was designed, supplied and installed. The shaft seal carbon segments were also replaced with SXL segments.
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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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