Wicket Gate / Linkage / Operating Ring Bearings


HydroPlas

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HydroPlas is a self-lubricating bearing designed to operate at a maximum working pressure of 31 MPa (4500 psi). HydroPlas bearings do not require grease or oil lubrication and can operate in dry or wet conditions.

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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

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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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    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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