News & Information

Boom Mower Attachment on a Tractor

Applications Industrial

CIP Composite bearings replaced the greased bronze bearings at every pivot point in this boom mower. Grease was only used during the installation; after two years the mower was still in service, and the CIP Composite bearings were considered a success in reducing undesired maintenance and the need for grease. Benefits Reduces undesired maintenance We […]

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CIP Responds to Cruise Ship Dry-Dock Emergency

Marine Applications

In May of 2016, a cruise ship went into dry dock for service which included replacing a broken stabilizer. It was determined that the flap bearings from the OEM for the new fin stabilizer would not work, and needed replaced. CIP is known for its 24-hour dry-dock emergency support for replacement bearings. When the call […]

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Faraday Tunnel Gate Inspection

Case Studies Hydro

The sluice gate at Faraday Dam in Oregon operates fully submerged with approximately 40′ of head at the middle of the gate. The estimated operation pressure on each of the bushings is around 4,000psi (4ksi). The gate is used for water level control, therefore continuously makes small adjustments to its elevation. Background The gate was […]

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CIP Marine A Composition Solution

Marine News

Featured in Marine Maintenance Technology International | April 2015 Columbia Industrial Products (CIP), of Oregon, USA, has developed a self-lubricated bearing material based on a composite suitable for long-term submersion in seawater. CIP Marine™ is manufactured with polyester textile and a high-grade marine polyester resin. Solid lubrication additives PTFE and molybdenum disulfide are dispersed throughout the resin before […]

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Bearings and Seals: Applying the Latest Technologies

Hydro News

Featured in HydroWorld | June 2011 By Elizabeth A. Ingram Bearings and seals have important jobs to fulfill on various pieces of equipment at hydroelectric facilities, including gates and turbines. Bearings can minimize friction and corrosion, keep the shaft aligned, and eliminate the need for grease. Seals can protect against the intrusion of water and dirt and […]

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Bearings & Seals: Examples of Innovations and Good Ideas

Hydro News

Featured in HydroWorld | June 2010 By Elizabeth A. Ingram and Russell W. Ray Visit HydorWorld for the complete article. CIP Composites used to improve fish passage at John Day Dam At John Day Dam, CIP Composites, manufactured by Columbia Industrial Products, were used to improve fish passage. CIP Composites are laminate composite materials made of polyester […]

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Heceta Head Lighthouse

Applications Industrial

In 2009, Heceta Head Lighthouse decided to remove and replace the old, worn-out friction rollers and bronze bearings that had seized up in the wheels. CIP Composite bearings and thrust washers were used throughout the lighthouse, including the main shaft guide, leveler wheels, and the Sun Gear. The use of CIP Composite material eliminated the […]

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