Weir Oil & Gas introduces pump for electric or gas turbine-driven applications

qem5000Weir Oil & Gas, an upstream supplier of pressure pumping and pressure control equipment and services, has introduced its new SPM Quintuplex Extended Max (QEM) 5000 E-Frac pump

Weir claims that the new pump is the only true continuous-duty electric or gas turbine-capable 5,000-horsepower pump in production.

According to the company, the e-frac pump builds on the proven power and durability of the SPM QEM 3000 platform, having nearly one billion field cycles with zero NPT.

The new e-frac pump delivers two worldwide firsts: a frac pump designed from the ground up for electric or gas turbine and 5,000-horsepower capacity in a single unit, rated for service at 100 per cent of rod load, 24 hours a day, even under extreme conditions.

The compatibility of the e-frac pump with non-standard drivers, including electric and natural gas turbines, gives operators the flexibility of tapping into the electrical grid, remote power generation or a natural gas turbine generator that reduces spending on diesel fuel, emissions, overall assets on location and maintenance intervals.

The pump minimises upfront capital investment as it can reduce a frac fleet from 20 conventional pumps and 100 bores per site to just eight pumps and 40 bores per site.

With only eight pumps needed to match the output of 20 conventional pumps, maintenance, noise pollution, safety hazards, emissions and overall footprint are reduced. With intentional engineering to reduce maintenance, operators can experience millions of dollars in maintenance savings per year of use and lower maintenance personnel costs by potentially 42 per cent.

The pump achieves its horsepower with enhanced structural rigidity through an engineered skid and segmented frame plates that dramatically extend component life. It also features a patent-pending dual-pressure lubrication system designed to optimise delivery and distribution of clean lubricant to provide extended life and reduced non-productive time.

With a fit-for-purpose gearbox, as well as the industry’s largest bearing, the pump is capable of operating continuously at its full horsepower and higher torque applications. The patent-pending high-ratio gearbox design allows for a small, more efficient motor to be utilised. Furthermore, when utilising an eight-inch stroke, the motor size reduction is even greater. It also includes the field-proven SPM EXL Fluid End with SPM Everbore hardened-steel packing bore, which eliminates washboarding and the need to sleeve in the field.

The pump can help E&P companies to reduce carbon footprints and realise greater reductions in well costs.

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