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Deck equipment bearings

Ensuring the smooth, reliable operation of all equipment installed above the waterline is a tall order for a ship’s Deck Crew. Operating conditions are tough, and maintenance requirements of the equipment onerous, with the onset of bearing seizure usually imminent should periodic maintenance be delayed or overlooked. Inadequately greased bronze bushings and seawater shaft corrosion may cause bushing seizure. Even sealed, rolling element bearings often fail prematurely as a result of salt water ingress pas their simple contact seals or from the intermittent impact loads this equipment is often subjected to.

To facilitate maintenance while under way, ThorPlas can be easily and safely machined using on-board machining facilities and then installed quickly. In-dock, ThorPlas is available from local Thordon distributors to meet the needs of the shipyard.