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 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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    Canadian Coast Guard Provides First Icebreaker Reference for Thordon's SeaThigor Seal

    Apr 15, 2019
    Thordon Bearings has received a Canadian Coast Guard contract to supply six award-winning SeaThigor shaft seals for retrofit installation to three purpose-built icebreakers. The order follows the success of the 2017 installation and subsequent operation of SeaThigor seals aboard the oceanographic and hydrographic survey vessel CCGS Hudson, for which a procurement agreement was signed with the Government of Canada under its Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP).
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    Coast Guard Solves Shaftline Problems with Thordon Propeller Shaft Bearing System

    Apr 30, 2018
    The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has again selected Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearing system for two icebreakers, the Pierre Radisson scheduled later this year and the Des Groseilliers scheduled to be installed in the 2020 dry dock. CCG, a long-standing customer of Thordon Bearings, decided to retrofit the award-winning COMPAC system to the 6098gt Des Groseilliers following more than 17 years’ operational experience with the Thordon solution. The new COMPAC bearings will be supplied and machined by Thordon distributor RMH Industries of Québec, Canada.
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