Food Equipment and Drinking Water Bearings


Food equipment and drinking water equipment is subject to minimum protection and sanitation requirements for materials used in the construction of commercial food and drinking water equipment. Thordons ThorPlas-White grade was developed for food equipment and drinking water applications, and is a high performance bearing material designed to extend the wear life in pumps while also offering dry start up capabilities. ThorPlas-White is an ideal bushing material for slow moving applications where the material is designed to operate totally dry without the need for any expensive food grade lubricants. Our ThorPlas-White product is certified to NSF/ANSI 51 and NSF/ANSI 61 regulatory requirements, as well as WRAS material approval meeting product standards for the U.S. and Canada, as well as many other countries around the world.

  • Long bearing wear life
  • Good dry run capability
  • Low friction operation
  • High resistance to heat, corrosion and abrasion
  • Easy to install
NSF ANSI Standard 61

NSF/ANSI 51 for Food Equipment Applications

NSF/ANSI 61 for Drinking and Potable Water Applications

WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) material approval


ThorPlas-White

ThorPlas White NSF

Thordon ThorPlas-White was specifically developed to operate as a drinking water system component used in the treatment and distribution of potable water, and as a material used in the construction of food equipment.


Documents



Design

approval-tb-bearing-size-icon

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

You cannot run the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program Version 2017, Release 10 without a User Registration Number. Once you have a User Registration Number you can download the Program below and enter it when prompted.

Click here to Request a Bearing Sizing Program User Registration Number

If you have a Bearing Sizing Program User Registration Number, you can download the program here

Find My Thordon Contact




Our Newsletter

View All Recent News


  • Raanaafoss

    Thordon NewsWorks 2014

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for hydro, industrial and pump users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about rehabilitated turbine guide bearings, vertical pump bearings installed on an offshore vessel and various industrial bearing applications.
    Learn More

Recent Industrial News

View All Recent News


  • ThordonNews-Comeau Marine Railway

    Thordon Materials Keep Comeau Marine Railway Ltd. Operational Under Extreme Conditions

    Apr 13, 2021
    Thordon’s heavy-duty elastomeric bearing materials have been keeping the Comeau Marine Railway operational under locally concentrated loads and in some of the harshest, abrasive waterways for more than forty years. Comeau Marine’s 600t-capacity railway, one of Nova Scotia’s oldest patent slips, operates year-round to maintain and service much of the inshore fishing fleet as well as the parent company Comeau’s Sea Foods Ltd.’s fishing fleet.
    Learn More
  • ThordonNews-Dec17-thumb

    Omissions in Proposed VIDA has Serious Environmental Implications, States Thordon Bearings

    Dec 21, 2020
    Thordon Bearings has added to the growing concern over proposed changes to Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance (VIDA) requirements, citing far reaching environmental consequences if clauses in the existing document are removed. In a statement submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency on November 20th 2020, the Canada-based bearings and seals pioneer “strongly questions the removal of some text” in the proposed amendments, stating that such omissions will mean existing zero pollution solutions will be overlooked.
    Learn More