Fort Worth, Texas-based Weir Oil & Gas has unveiled the new SPM 2.0 valve and seat for well stimulation pumps used in shale plays globally.
The reveal comes following two years of research and more than $1 million (€874,000) invested in advanced engineering and comprehensive testing.
Designed and manufactured from premium-grade materials and processes, the SPM 2.0 encompasses a one-piece, patents-pending design, proprietary polymers, and innovative geometry.
"The real goal of creating new valve and seat technologies that perform better and longer is to minimise total cost of ownership," said Chris Buckley, VP of pressure pumping at Weir Oil & Gas.
"The new SPM 2.0 is not just another valve and seat. It is a vital component in helping our customers decrease costs in an economically challenging and continuously evolving industry.”
Validated through extensive testing to perform two times longer, the SPM 2.0 valve and seat can help oil and gas companies maximise their return on investment by delivering longer operational service life and increasing pumping hours.
It features bonded valves and improved performance, increased resistance to abrasion, extrusion and flow erosion, and it eliminates moulding movement, leakage and separation from valve.
The SPM 2.0 valve & seat is designed and manufactured in-house to sustain rigid quality control standards.