I have seen it outperform other materials time and again.

I read that when it came out, made me smile. Reminded me of a few phone calls with you several years ago when we discussed the performance of LV. I have seen it outperform other materials time and again. Good for you, I think the industry is starting to get it! Dan

Lignum Vitae Water Lubricated Bearings at the Black Creek Hydro Facility

Bob, we successfully installed the Lignum Vitae bearing at the Black Creek Hydro facility.  We completed it in one day, just prior to it raining.  Attached are photos of both the generator side and opposite gen side Lignum Vitae bearing.  This new bearing resists the axial thrust and holds the generator/turbine shaft in axial alignment.  It works excellent. Thanks for …

Lignum-Vitae Water Lubricated Bearings benefits featured in the July issue of Hydro Review!

Back to our Roots: The Return of an Old Friend for Turbine Bearing Rehab 07/21/2014 When faced with the need for an efficient bearing solution for the 242-MW Osage hydropower plant, Ameren sought an option that would extend bearing life and found bearings made of lignum vitae wood fit the bill. By Alan Sullivan and Phil Thompson In 1939, the …

Incredible story of Osage Hydro Power Plant and best told by the plant operator Phil Thompson

We enjoyed seeing everyone at the Hydrovision 2013 show in Denver. It was great to visit with old friends and new acquaintances. The top story of the show was the performance of the Lignum-Vitae Water Lubricated bearings at the Osage Hydro Power Plant. This is an incredible story and best told by the plant operator Phil Thompson.  He was so …

“Nothing better than Lignum Vitae! The Txxxxxx composite bearings never worked and wore out in a year.”

“Nothing better than Lignum Vitae!  We installed your Lignum Vitae Bearings on September 22, in 2010.  We have not had to adjust them since.  They are running very smoothly with no problems.  The Txxxxxx composite bearings never worked and wore out in a year.” Operating 5 hydro’s from 1200KW to 2-MW

We have had great success with Lignum Vitae Bearings.

”We have operated several hydro’s for decades without maintenance.”  Some of our plants are 100 years old.  We have had great success with Lignum Vitae Bearings.  Our engineers have boasted of the long-term durability of Lignum Vitae Bearings and the ability to use Lignum Vitae for customized hydro applications.”

Operating several hydro’s with stated goal of returning every bearing back to Lignum Vitae.

“We previously used Lignum Vitae Bearings in all of our wet hydro bearing applications, as they are lubricated by the ambient water.  In 1967, we installed a set of Lignum Vitae Bearings in a unit that we run 11 months of the year.  That Lignum Vitae bearing set is still in service today.  In my opinion, Lignum Vitae is the …