Workboat experts explain how to eliminate grease and save money

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2020-07-01 08:02:01

Thordon Bearings will run a series of web-based seminars exploring how workboat operators can reduce operational costs while improving crew safety through the use of mechanical shaft seals as well as grease-free bearings in their steering gear and deck machinery systems.

In the first of a series of three 45-minute technical webinars, to be broadcast on July 16th 2020, at 10:00 EDT, Jason Perry, Thordon’s Territory Manager, US Inland Waterways, will present case studies showing how operators have improved crew safety and reduced workboat maintenance costs by replacing tailshaft ‘stuffing boxes’ with mechanical seals.

“Understanding how the tailshaft sealing system has evolved over the years can help boat owners save money and reduce downtime, as well as keeping their crews safer,” said Perry.

Perry, will present the webinar series with colleague Jim Bright, who has over 40 years of experience working on vessels on the US Inland Waterways. Together, they will explore the bilge water, greased packing, maintenance and shaft wear challenges owners face when operating stuffing boxes in silty/sandy waterways and how these issues can be easily resolved with a mechanical seal.

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