Gardner Denver Petroleum & Industrial Pumps (P&IP) recently began a six-month field trial of its new Thunder 5000 HP Quintuplex pump at STEP Energy Services’ (STEP) in Alberta, Canada.
During the field trial, STEP will supply weekly operating data for the pump, including discharge pressure, suction pressure, RPM, pounds of proppant, and temperatures. Gardner Denver’s engineers and service technicians will also regularly access the pump for periodic field inspections. At the end of the trial, the pump will be returned to Gardner Denver for tear down and inspection.
Edward Bayhi, vice president and general manager, Gardner Denver P&IP, said that the Thunder 5000 HP Quintuplex pump allows customers to achieve maximum flow capability in terms of barrels per minute. The pump includes long-stroke operating performance based on the previous 3000 model plus new Thunder fluid end technology to significantly improve fluid end life.
Dallas McCauley, director, Fracturing Services, Canada at STEP, said that STEP had chosen the Thunder 5000 HP Quintuplex pump because of its 5000 horsepower capability and it was pleased to have the opportunity to field trial the new Gardner Denver pump.