Thordon has a long history of proven performance with submarine applications, in particular, propeller shaft bearings. Naval tests against several other bearing materials have shown that Thordon SXL propeller shaft bearings have the lowest dynamic friction, the lowest breakaway friction and least tendency to cause stick slip. Other submarine applications include fin stabilizers, diving plane bearings, periscope bearings and torpedo launcher bearings.

  • Low acoustic signature
  • Low friction and low operating speed
  • Impact/shock resitance
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Reduced docking frequency
  • Non-catastrophic failure

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Propeller Shaft Bearing System

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Other Submarine Applications

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    Thordon NewsWorks 2018

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about seawater being the only commercially viable EAL, new class rules, and Thordon's SeaThigor seal.
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    Sandy Thomson Recieves A SNAME Fellowship

    Nov 03, 2016
    At the opening session of the 2016 SNAME Maritime Convention in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A., George A. (Sandy) Thomson has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). According to the Society, the grade of Fellow is accorded exclusively to “individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, or allied disciplines through significant achievements in design, research, production, operation, education or associated management.”
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    Thordon Introduces Global Service & Support Concept

    Sep 06, 2016
    Canada’s Thordon Bearings has introduced a global service and support (GSS) service to assist ship owners, shipbuilders and repair yards with the installation, commissioning, maintenance and shaft/stern tube alignment services of the full range of oil and grease-free Thordon propeller shaft, rudder and deck equipment products.
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