Turret & Slewing Bearings


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Turret Pad

Thordon manufactures FPSO turret bearings, mooring and rotation equipment and has extensive experience with spread mooring, cantilever, external and internal turret bearing designs. Thordon bearings and pads are easy to install and replace meaning lower financial impact due to reduced downtime.

  • Long wear life
  • Custom designed by experienced engineers
  • Low friction – able to handle dynamic movement
  • Self-lubricating, pollution free bearings
  • Reduced maintenance cost


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References

Reference articles of Thordon turret bearings.



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.

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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 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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