Wicket Gate / Linkage / Operating Ring Bearings


ThorPlas-Blue

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ThorPlas-Blue is a homogeneous, self-lubricating polymer bearing capable of withstanding operating pressures up to 45 MPa (6,527 psi) installed in a full-form, interference-fit configuration.  It offers low wear rate in non-abrasive environments.

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HPSXL TRAXL

Box320x190_0002_HPSXL TRAXL wicket gate bearing with Thorseal

Homogenous Thordon HPSXL incorporates friction and wear reducing additives throughout its entire molecular structure. Designed for high pressure applications up to 55 MPa (8000 psi) dynamic or 70 MPa (10,000 psi) static peak. 

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References

Reference articles of Thordon wicket gate, linkage and operating mechanism bearing applications.



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.

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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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