Tag: Thordon Bearings

Operational issues due to stern tube EALs brought to light in new DNV GL study
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Operational issues due to stern tube EALs brought to light in new DNV GL study

A recent publication by DNV GL that stated that a recent surge in propeller shaft bearing failures is related to the use of certain environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) has been supported by Canadian supplier and manufacturer of water lubricated stern tube bearings, Thordon Bearings. In conclusion to the first phase of an ongoing investigation, DNV...

Oil lubricated shaft seals contributing to ocean pollution
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Oil lubricated shaft seals contributing to ocean pollution

Oil lubricated shaft seals counterproductive to environmental legislation, says Thordon Bearings.  Thordon Bearings has found more than 100 references to “propeller shaft seal failure and oil leakage into the sea”, resulting in ocean pollution that is overlooked and needs to be addressed quickly. “Regular reports in the maritime technical press and indeed from hull repair...

Canadian CG opts for SeaThigor seal for icebreaker retrofits
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Canadian CG opts for SeaThigor seal for icebreaker retrofits

Thordon Bearings will provide the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) with six SeaThigor shaft seals for retrofit to three purpose-built icebreakers. CCG will retrofit its 5,910 GRT CCGS Pierre Radisson and sisterships CCGS Amundsen and CCGS Des Groseilliers, with two SeaThigor forward seals during scheduled dry-dockings over the next year. SeaThigor is a seawater lubricated mechanical face...

Viking Cruises opts for seawater lubricated propulsion solution
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Viking Cruises opts for seawater lubricated propulsion solution

A sixth Viking Cruises vessel has been delivered with Thordon Bearings’ seawater-lubricated propeller shaft system. The COMPAC system by Thordon Bearings is zero polluting as there is no need for oil. Fuel consumption and emissions are reduced as the viscous friction acting on the rotating shaft is lower with seawater than oil. COMPAC does not...

Navenor opts for Thordon water-lubricated bearings package
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Navenor opts for Thordon water-lubricated bearings package

Brazil-based owner Navenor has opted for Thordon Bearings’ water-lubricated and grease-free bearing installations for its bulker following problems on two of its previous vessels with their original bearings and liners. The newbuild shallow draught bulker Comandante Paschoal in the Salinor/Navenor fleet has been supplied with a complete shaft and rudder bearing and seal package from...

Thordon urges shipowners to prepare for US VGP
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Thordon urges shipowners to prepare for US VGP

Thordon Bearings has advised shipowners with newbuilds under construction to make sure they have the necessary documentation in place permitting operations in US waters prior to December 18, 2018. The advice follows the announcement by the US Environmental Protection Agency that the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP), due to expire in December 2018, will now...

Thordon strengthens distribution network for cleaner seas
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Thordon strengthens distribution network for cleaner seas

Thordon Bearings has signed sales and distribution agreements with St. Petersburg-based Industrial & Marine Projects (IMPRO) and Tallinn’s Marine Ecology Equipment (MEE) as the company anticipates the introduction of more stringent pollution rules for European waterways. New distributors of Thordon’s products across Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Azerbaijan coincides with concerns that more should be...

EALS under investigation after performance issues come to light
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EALS under investigation after performance issues come to light

The use of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) is on the rise as many shippowners and operators consider them as a way to meet environmental regulations and reduce risk. However, new research indicates that they may be having adverse effects on bearing and seal performance, damaging critical components and compromising oil-tight integrity. A new industry initiative...