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Monday, March 30, 2015

GRAPHALLOY® Finds Its Place In Renewable Energy

For years, Graphite Metallizing has been supplying products to companies involved in the production of clean, renewable energy. The advantages of alternate power sources are well-documented. However, because of the extreme nature of the environments required to generate power, it often becomes impossible to use traditional bearings.

Tidal power provides an inexhaustible source of renewable energy. A company in New England was seeking low maintenance bearings for a turbine shaft suspended forty feet below the ocean surface. As the tides move in and out, the turbines spin and generate power. GRAPHALLOY bearings proved ideal for this application because they operate successfully in submerged conditions and tolerate abrasive environments like salt water.

GRAPHALLOY bearings are helping to solve the world's energy needs.