Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

 

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 ...
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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.  ...
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Everyone is of the same opinion that lignum is the way to go.

I must say that anyone who knows anything about it, knows you, or has ordered from you, with good things to say. Everyone is of the same opinion that lignum is the way to go. David ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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I have a power-point of the Txxxxxx which never worked & wore out in one year.”

I have a power-point of the Txxxxxx which never worked & wore out in one year.” Hydro Operator 2012 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Lignum Vitae Bearings Last Longer

Operating 9 generators at one location and 8 in another upstream location all around 2-MW each with various shaft diameters around 16.5”. “I have used at least 4 other plastic type bearings in our plants, but Lignum Vitae Bearings last ...
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Hydro Plant Operator talks about Lignum Vitae Bearings

Operating 54 MW hydro with 36” shafts “After 11 years we never even adjusted them” ...
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Lignum-Vitae is better than oil filled bearings…

Bob, It looks good. Of course I’m already a believer. I recently saw a plant using bronze sleeve bearings with a total-loss drip oil system. They use 2000 gallons of oil a year! And most is not captured, but spills ...
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I am a true believer in lignum vitae

We have several hydro stations that I have been employee for 38 years; we previously had lignum vitae in all of our lower bearings which are lubricated by the water in the earlier years. In 1967 when I worked here ...
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Lignum-Vitae Bearings and how they last.

I have no way of monitoring the bearing it is about 12 feet under water I do drain the pit to do maintenance ever 3 to 4 months the bearings have around 8,000 hours on them and believe or not ...
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Lignum-Vitae Bearings vs. other wood bearings and composites

This is an actual response to a customer who decided to use oak as a bearing material and then switched back to Lignum-Vitae. We are proud to bring this great material to the Hydro Industry. Over a period of a ...
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“Hydro Engineer – Uses of Lignum-Vitae Bearings” is locked Hydro Engineer – Uses of Lignum-Vitae Bearings

From a Hydro Engineer… On Lignum Vitae it’s uses are especially suited to wet environments. Inside head boxes eg VAT and Slice rolls, Savall Showers and core shafts Hydro turbines, any where there’s a shaft that turns in a wet ...
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From the Army Corps of Engineers – Lignum Vitae Bearings

From the Army Corps of Engineers “The original hydro turbine bearings made of Lignum Vitae, lasted from 1934 to 2001. The Lignum Vitae bearing design kept the hydro turbine in service for sixty-seven years! Modern composite metal bearing materials such ...
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United States Naval Institute proceedings, Volume 45 P. 1929

Lignum-vitae, The Vital Wood.—The propeller shaft of every battleship, every destroyer, every transport, in fact, every large steamship, revolves in a wooden bearing at the stern end. Of all the thousands of woods in the world, true lignum-vitae, a native ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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