Eradicating Operational Oil Pollution from Stern Tubes by Thordon Bearings


Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system has won the coveted 2019 Seatrade Award for Clean Shipping, reports Bearingtips. 

Eradication of operational oil pollution 

The award was conferred In recognition of the technology’s capacity to completely eradicate operational oil pollution from ships’ stern tubes.

First hand demonstration of the propeller shaft 

The Clean Shipping Award was presented by guest of honour Professor Dame Jane Francis, Director, British Antarctic Survey, during a gala evening this week at London’s historic Guildhall. Dame Francis witnessed first-hand the effect anthropogenic events can have on the environment.

Shaft lubrication to reduce shipping impact on marine ecosystem 

Adding to the harmful effect of air emissions, discharges below the waterline also impact our oceans and seas. Ships using seawater for shaft lubrication rather than oil eliminate the risk of oil discharges and are now widely regarded as a vital component in the fight to reduce shipping’s impact on the marine ecosystem. Winning this award marks a significant milestone for seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems.

COMPAC bearing system

The COMPAC bearing system, which Thordon now offers with a lifetime bearing wear life guarantee, prevents the leakage of millions of litres of oil into the world’s oceans and reduces ship operating costs.

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Source: Bearing Tips



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