Propeller Shaft Bearing Systems


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Propeller Shaft Bearings

Shaft Coating

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COMPAC

Thordon COMPAC is a high performance water lubricated bearing system primarily for “blue water” operating conditions. Specially formulated with a low coefficient of friction to reduce startup friction and eliminate stick-slip,

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XL

Our traditional standard propeller shaft bearing grade, Thordon XL is a general purpose bearing offering superior performance compared to other bearings commonly used in ice breaker propeller shaft applications.

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ThorShield 

Thordon's ThorShield propeller shaft coating system provides corrosion protection against seawater. This toughened, 2-part epoxy coating is up to nine times more flexible than existing shaft coating products.

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Water Quality Package

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Water Quality Package

The Thordon Water Quality Package is designed to supply seawater to the propeller shaft bearings for lubrication and cooling while also removing suspended solids from the seawater.

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Shaft Seals

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SeaThigor

The Thordon SeaThigor Seal is a mechanical face seal for 300mm (11.8") to 750mm (29.5") water lubricated propeller shafts found in yachts, cruise ships, merchant ships and naval vessels. The SeaThigor has evolved from a design first tested in 2003 and improved during the next decade.

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Documents


Technical Papers




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.

Request Bearing Sizing Program User Registration Number

Download Bearing Sizing Calculation Program (2.2 MB) Version 2017, Release 10



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    Thordon Workboat NewsWorks 2019

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings in the workboat sector. This newsletter includes feature articles highlighting our successes in the Workboat industry with RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals in both US Inland Waterways and around the world.
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    Thordon’s Pivotal Role in AOPS Program Underscores Canada’s Commitment to Environmental Protection

    Jul 27, 2020
    Canada’s Irving Shipbuilding has cited Thordon Bearings as one of a number of partners playing a pivotal role in ensuring the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) are capable of environmentally sustainable operations. The first two in a series of six twin-screw vessels entrusted to Irving Shipbuilding, have been put to water with Thordon’s COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearings, which the shipbuilder says are “environmentally progressive” resulting in “zero risk of pollution”.
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    Canada's Support for Canadian Manufacturer, Thordon Bearings: A Highly Successful Partnership

    Feb 25, 2020
    Thordon pursued the Halifax-class frigates throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, only to lose out to rubber, the dominant naval bearing at the time. When the rubber bearings could not meet the HMCS Halifax’s demands during sea trials, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) knew who to turn to. Thordon’s revolutionary COMPAC propeller shaft bearing design allowed for hydrodynamic operation at low shaft speeds and a low acoustic signature, passing sea trials very successfully. Thordon’s COMPAC tailshaft bearings went on to enjoy a 26-year wearlife run in the Halifax’s A-Brackets, three times the life of Thordon’s closest bearing competitor.
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