Next-Generation Hydraulic Fracturing Transmission Introduced

The Allison FracTran has a service life up to 25,000 hours, an overhaul that provides a second life without hard parts resulting in low total cost of ownership, and eight ranges available with multiple gear ratio options to meet performance demands By DA Reporter / 09 Jul 2021

Allison Transmission has launched the Allison FracTran, a revolutionary hydraulic fracturing transmission purpose built based on the specific performance requirements of the customer.

The FracTran is an all-new Oil Field Series transmission designed to meet the unique and continually evolving demands of the hydraulic fracturing industry. This solution is a result of extensive analysis of duty cycle information from decades of Allison products operating in this application. This front-end effort ensures FracTran will provide differentiated value, meet the evolving needs of customers, and deliver reliable and valued propulsion solutions.

“As hydraulic fracturing fleets and operators move toward higher horsepower, smaller spreads to reduce their environmental footprint, and seek shorter times to reach depth in search of improved sustainability, efficiency and profitability, Allison is innovating with them to remain a desired partner of choice for the energy market,” said John Coll, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Sales, and Service at Allison Transmission. 

“Allison is committed to our energy customers and has invested significant resources to bring them the product they demanded, FracTran.”

Based on current market demand, FracTran will be launched with a rating of 3,300 horsepower and 10,000 lb.-ft. of input torque. However, FracTran is capable of up to 3,500 horsepower with no hardware modifications required. This robust hydraulic fracturing transmission will deliver exceptional performance in high pressure duty cycles in harsh operating environments.

Key benefits and specifications of the FracTran include high reliability with a service life up to 25,000 hours, an overhaul that provides a second life without hard parts replacement resulting in low total cost of ownership, and eight ranges available with multiple gear ratio options to meet the unique performance demands of customers. 

In addition, the FracTran offers filter and fluid life prognostics, a transmission-mounted control module, torsional measuring diagnostics, and an on-rig telematics gateway.

FracTran will be backed by Allison’s Authorized Service Network of more than 1,400 Allison Authorized Dealers and Distributors. Each location is outfitted with specialized tools and equipment, and teams of trained and certified technicians that will ensure FracTran delivers optimized total cost of ownership by minimizing nonproductive time.

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