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 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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