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Sand Pump Logs 480 Million Lbs.


Some equipment is built to go bad and some is built to last.

FSI100319 SilverbackAccording to David Goddard, president of Westpower, “After 480 million lbs. of frac sand pumped down in the Permian, a pump was removed and returned to us. I asked the customer why it was sent back, and the response was ‘The pump had already lasted 10 times longer than what we were used to getting.’ They were scared to keep using it."

The pump is a Westpower Silverback. It's a full slurry design that fits the 12 x 14 Mission footprint, and pump curve, but it runs slower and lasts more than 10 times longer,” according to the company.

“This is a ‘fit for purpose’ frac blender discharge pump,” Goddard said. “As fracs started pumping more and more sand over the years, traditional designs weren't working well, failing in relatively short time frames. Our pump is definitely not overkill, we are continuing to increase the reliability in order to keep fracs up and running.”

Westpower is a leading North American rotating equipment solutions provider with services spanning industrial and engineered pumps, fabricated engineered fluid systems, reliability and lubrication products, field service and repair solutions that enhance performance. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, the company has operations in Edmonton, Vancouver, Grande Prairie, Salt Lake City and Denver.