Riser Tubes, Net Catchers and Fire Pump Bearings

The versatility of Thordon technology provides ship owners and builders pollution-free, low maintenance and long lasting solutions for offshore oil applications. Our in-house design engineers consult with customers to provide innovative bearing system designs that meet or exceed the customer's technical requirements.

Riser Tubes


  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Customer built engineered solution
  • Self-lubricating
  • Non-polluting

Net Catchers

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  • Low friction
  • Reduced downtime
  • Lower life cycle cost
  • Eliminates oil and grease

Fire Pump Bearings

SXL offshore platform pump bearings

  • Easy to machine
  • Quick and easy to install
  • Long wear life
  • Resistance to abrasion, shock loading and vibration



References and articles of Thordon offshore bearing operations



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.

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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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Recent Marine News

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    Thordon Seal Retrofit Keeps Hadi 37 On-Hire

    Jan 07, 2020
    Capital expenditure is always a key consideration during the system procurement process but when low cost components result in an increase in unbudgeted operational costs, then any savings quickly diminish. That was the experience of Saudi Arabia-based ship operator Hadi Hamad Al-Hammam when the original shaft seals fitted to Hadi 37, a 2013-built twin-screw offshore tug supply vessel (OTSV), began to leak and vibrate, resulting in regular visits to drydock for costly repairs.
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    Thordon Systems Reduce Planned Maintenance Schedules for Offshore Vessel Operator

    Oct 01, 2019
    Canadian company Thordon Bearings has notched up another success story for a customer in the demanding offshore sector, with a bearing and seal installation in “perfect condition” after over three years of operation.
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