Belt Drive Fan System
Cooling Tower Parts
Among power transmission options, the belt drive’s simple design and manufacturability make it a cost-effective alternative. SPX Cooling Technologies offers belt drives in many cooling tower models.
New belt drives produce about 95 percent efficiency. Beyond its low initial cost, the belt drive’s exposed components require frequent maintenance, so higher operating cost can be expected.
Belt drives are often employed in cooling towers with lower horsepower requirements. Like a gear drive, the belt drive does not require a variable frequency drive (VFD). The Marley Geareducer® gear drive offers a more efficient alternative that provides energy, installation and maintenance cost savings.