COMPAC WATER LUBRICATED BEARINGS
CGI is used to illustrate the story of how a Thordon COMPAC propulsion package is laid out, it is intended to explain the system. It is very different from the oil system that have been broadly used for the past 65 years and many engineers have never heard of lubricating a propeller shaft with water.
CAN THORDON COMPAC SURVIVE THE IMPACT?
This video features a Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing being dropped a distance of 12 metres (40 ft.) to show the strength, flexibility and durability of the elastomeric polymer bearing. The Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system eliminates oil or oil-based EAL’s as seawater is used as the lubricant.
It was filmed at the Canadian Centre for Inland Waters, Hamilton, Ontario by Thordon Bearings sister company Cinema16.
COMPAC is installed on over 600 commercial ships. Over 40 Navies and Coast Guards around the world also use COMPAC.
This film was produced to show the marine engineering community the steps needed to convert a ship from one with oil lubricated shaft bearings to those made of COMPAC ( a Thordon Product).
It is 18 minutes in length and was shot at the Port Weller Drydocks location near St. Catherines, Ontario in Canada.
TG100 RETROFIT INSTALLATION VIDEO - IMPERIAL
An easy to follow installation of a workboat being retrofitted with Thordon Bearings’ TG100 propeller shaft seal for abrasive waters. The TG100 installation occurred at Marine Builders Shipyard on a workboat for Wooten River Services & Supply in Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A. The video includes clear explanations, accompanied by on-screen captions and imperial measurements.
TG100 RETROFIT INSTALLATION VIDEO - METRIC
An easy to follow installation of a workboat being retrofitted with Thordon Bearings’ TG100 propeller shaft seal for abrasive waters. The TG100 installation occurred at Marine Builders Shipyard on a workboat for Wooten River Services & Supply in Jeffersonville, Indiana, U.S.A. The video includes clear explanations, accompanied by on-screen captions and metric measurements.
"Oil to Water" is a short documentary about making a hydro-turbine greener by eliminating the oil lubrication for the main guide bearing. No company names are referenced and it is clearly not promotional. The viewer might deduce the location, utility and bearing designer/supplier but these were considered of marginal importance compared with the basic story of how the job was done.
Shot in California's High Sierras, the film was a two year project for CSI. Timing was influenced by permissible down time for the utility, weather and availability of the components.
13 minutes in full HD. Aspect ratio 16x9. Blu-ray version available on request. No charge.