July 2018, Vol. 245, No. 7

Tech Notes

New Frack Pump Reduces Maintenance Costs

Texas-based Weir Oil & Gas said its SPM® QEM 3000 Frac Pump continues to yield unsurpassed results and savings in the field as it looks and performs like new after 3,200 hours of field-proven use in extreme conditions in the winter months in the Duvernay and Montney Shale Play in Alberta, Canada.   The SPM® QEM 3000 is expected to extend maintenance cycles by a factor of three, the company said, as compared to what operators are achieving in similar service conditions currently. Weir said these enhancements dramatically affect bottom lines, expanding traditional pump lifespan to improve uptime and productivity, while reducing maintenance and co

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