Dana introduces Brevini S-Series gearboxes for biogas production and wastewater treatment applications

Dana Incorporated has launched the Brevini S-Series industrial planetary gearboxes specifically engineered to address the durability and reliability requirements of biogas production and wastewater treatment facilities.

Available now, Brevini S-Series gearboxes with maximum output torques up to 290kNm are customised to drive the mixing systems used in digesters to facilitate heat transfer and keep temperatures uniform for the production of fuel-quality biogases.

The company reported that Brevini S-Series gearboxes have been installed in several biogas plants throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific region over the past 10 years. They are configured with water- and corrosion-resistant seals to propel drag chains and flights in the sedimentation tanks of wastewater treatment plants, and meet strict international standards for preventing the ignition of flammable gases.

Providing maximum output torques of up to 140kNm, Brevini S-Series gearboxes for wastewater treatment plants are custom-built with corrosion-resistant designs, special seals allowing for continuous submersion, and a high reduction range for improved torque.

Jeroen Decleer, senior vice-president, off-highway drive and motion systems for Dana Incorporated, added: “Brevini S-Series gearboxes continue to our sustainability initiatives by playing an integral role in the production of renewable biogases that reduce the reliance on fossil fuels.”

Dana engineers and produces Brevini S-Series gearboxes at technology centres in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and Yancheng, China. Dana’s resources in China support the country’s movement towards sustainability, which includes a predicted tenfold increase in biogas production volumes over the next decade according to China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDC). This growth will be further propelled by initiatives promoting energy autonomy and greenhouse has reduction outlined in China’s 14th Five-Year Plan adopted in March.

For over two decades, Brevini S-Series planetary gearboxes have delivered compact, high-torque performance in a variety of heavy-duty applications, including industrial and port lifting equipment, mixers, extruders, conveyors, industrial grain mills and grinders, pulp and paper mills, sheet metal and rod protection, steel mills, sugar and edible oil processing, and crushing plants for quarries and mines.

The gearboxes provide space and weight savings of up to 60%, according to Dana, when compared with traditional helical solutions. They offer nominal torque ratings ranging from 16kNm to 2,170kNm, as well as maximum output torque from 75kNm to 5,170kNm. In extremely high-power applications, Brevini S-Series planetary gearboxes can be packaged with Brevini bevel-helical gearboxes in complete, fully customisable solutions.

Enhanced bearing load capacities maximise the gear performance of the gearboxes, and their modular designs facilitate customization with a portfolio of optional components such as auxiliary cooling devices, forced lubrication, and filtering systems.