Lucian Q. Moffitt Offers Paper On New Water Lubricated Rubber Bearing Materials/Applications

New engineering composite materials, nitrile rubber developments, performance efficiencies and application guidelines for water lubricated rubber bearings is the subject of a concise technical paper written by John M. Foulk, president of Lucian Q. Moffitt, Inc., a subsidiary of B.F. Goodrich. It was presented recently to the Gulf Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Complete with illustrations, the paper describes the evolution of materials from the original lignum vitae materials to ultra high molecular weight plastics for staves and engineering composite shell materials for full molded water lubricated bearing designs. Traditional brass shell materials are also discussed. The paper covers lubrication, shaft care, shaft bearing clearances, load deflection characteristics and installation procedures.

The paper is available without cost from Lucian Q. Moffitt, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of Cutless® Commander®, Romor® and Standard Cutless water lubricated rubber bearings.

Simply request a copy of "Water Lubricated Rubber Bearings: A Brief Overview of History, Application Guidelines and Recent Advancements" on your company letterhead, to Lucian Q. Moffitt, Inc., P.O. Box 1415, Akron, Ohio 44309, or Circle 78 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  Sep 1986 Wilson Walton

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