Tooling solutions provider Kennametal has signed a multi-million dollar distribution agreement for its KennaFlow valve seats with Gardner Denver.
Gardner Denver supplies industrial equipment and related parts and services to the oil and gas industry.
The agreement, which was announced at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, positions Gardner Denver as an authorised distributor of KennaFlow solid tungsten carbide seats for fracturing pumps.
“We know that downtime in the field is expensive to our customers, so we engineered KennaFlow seats to deliver up to ten times the component life of steel seats,” said Ron Port, vice-president of Kennametal. “It’s game-changing technology, and we’re pleased to partner with Gardner Denver to bring Kennametal innovation to our global customers.”
“At Gardner Denver, we’re in the business of delivering solutions that help solve our customers’ biggest operational challenges,” added Greg Hash, vice-president of engineering at Gardner Denver Pumps. “Longer wear KennaFlow seats are a huge leap forward in flow technology for fracking, and we’re proud to partner with Kennametal to bring these to the oil and gas market.”
According to Kennametal, KennaFlow seats have an operating life of up to 1,100 hours and feature a full open seat design, improved geometry and optimised dimensions.