WHAT’S NEW FOR ONSHORE & OFFSHORE: UPSTREAM, MIDSTREAM, DOWNSTREAM OPERATIONS
New military-proven gas turbine versions designed for fracing, portable electric power
A new version of military-proven TF Series gas turbine was announced at the Offshore Technology Conference for pump, compression, and portable power generation — including hydraulic
TF50F is rated at over 5,000 hp and declared to “radically change
the process of hydraulic fracturing, making it cleaner and more cost
effective.” Among important turbine design features: ability of the
engine to operate on both gas and liquid fuel, and to change from
one fuel to another while operating.
As a compact alternative to larger, heavier diesels — TF50F is a
two shaft, free power turbine engine designed to accept high torque
necessary for fracing. Complete TF50F details are free.
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Upstream & Downstream Oil and Gas
The Newest Equipment, Products, Systems & Services for:
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Latest frac pump series unveiled at OTC
Thunder Series frac pumps were unveiled at OTC to meet
increasing pressures, 24/7 pumping duty cycles, and longer
Based on the GD-3000
pump platform, Thunder
uses long stroke technology
to operate at lower speeds as
it enhances fow rate capabilities, declares the manufacturer. This feature is reported to
extend pump maintenance overhaul life cycle as it also reduces
consumables and associated labor costs by $250,000 over the
life of the pump.
Thunder Series is designed to improve wear and tear resistance as it allows the power end maintenance overhaul to be
consistent with engine, pump, and transmission service schedules. The pump’s enhanced power end technology makes
maintenance easy and safe to reduce downtime. The series also
includes a triplex pump that reaches 2,550-BHP while a quin-tuplex reaches 3,000 BHP.
Hot work safety enclosure auto shutdown
ATEX-certifed Safe-Stop automatic shutdown system for
Petro-Habitat Hot Work Safety Enclosures was announced at
OTC to “provide unrivalled safety whenever hot work is con-
ducted in the vicinity of potential fammables, such as in ATEX
Zone 1 rated hazardous areas as oil rigs and refneries.”
It continuously monitors pressure inside the HWSE to cre-
ate a “positive pressure environment,” allowing hot work to
be conducted inside the HWSE only if the air pressure within
it exceeds the air pressure outside of it. Full specifcs are free.