Gardner Denver Petroleum & Industrial Pumps, the leading total solutions provider for the drilling, well servicing and frac pumps market, said on Jan. 14 it has entered into a six-month field trial of its new Thunder 5000 HP Quintuplex pump, at STEP Energy Services’ in Alberta, Canada. 

“The Thunder 5000 HP Quintuplex pump carves a pathway for customers to achieve maximum flow capability in terms of barrels per minute, while also minimizing maintenance costs. The pump includes long-stroke operating performance based on the previous 3000 model, plus new Thunder fluid end technology designed to significantly improve fluid end life over conventional designs. Our customers will benefit from improved reliability and serviceability,” Edward Bayhi, vice president and general manager, Gardner Denver P&IP, said.

During the six-month field trial, STEP will supply weekly operating data for the pump, including discharge pressure, suction pressure, RPM, pounds of proppant, and temperatures. Gardner Denver engineers and service technicians will also regularly access the pump for periodic field inspections. At the end of the trial, the pump will be returned to Gardner Denver for tear down and inspection.