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Thordon Bearing Glued In Place With Belzona



Power (POWR)



Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)


Customer Location:

Hydro power station, Sweden


Application Date:

November 2008


Application Situation:

Replacement of one of the main turbine bearings.



The original bearing was worn out and in need of replacement. The client was looking for effective solution to bond the bearing in place.



Belzona® 1321 (Ceramic S Metal)



Cast iron


Application Method:

Application was carried out using a modified version of Belzona Know-How System Leaflet SHM-7. After grit blasting the bearing housing, Belzona® 1321 was applied to the bearing housing and Thordon SXL bearing before clamping into place until cured. Finally, the bearing was machined down to the correct inner diameter.  


Belzona Facts:

Thordon have worked closely with Belzona to ensure technical support is available for such applications. The Belzona® 1321 was chosen as adhesive based on its excellent adhesion, electrical insulation properties and its total corrosion resistance even in harsh environments. Belzona® 1321 is a well established method for bonding Thordon bearings and this technique has been reviewed and approved by the customer who are very pleased with the results.


Photographs Description

  1. Dismantling the bearing housing on the turbine
  2. The damaged bearing had disbonded from the bearing housing which resulted in a corroded surface
  3. Thordon SXL bearing half mounted and glued with Belzona® 1321. Clamps are used to hold bearing in position
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