A Turkish OEM that supplied a Nile River project with one of its pumps that had been fitted with Vesconite Hilube polymer components in late 2018, reports that the line shaft bushings continue to operate well.

The OEM uses Vesconite Hilube in many of its most challenging projects, and this is why it elected to use the polymer bushing material in the project to pump river water from the Nile River.

Vesconite Bearings technical sales representative, Phillip de Villiers, said the project is associated with abrasive water with a large proportion of sand particles, which the hard-wearing Vesconite Hilube is ideal for. 

In addition, since Vesconite Hilube is chemically inert and does not react with mild acid or alkaline chemicals, it would be useful in the Nile River which, while it has acceptable water quality, is known to be polluted with agricultural, industrial and household waste, Mr de Villiers said.

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