Gardner Denver High Pressure Solutions has launched on April 14 its new, next-generation, cost-efficient fluid end: the Gardner Denver VX Hydraulic Fracturing Pump Fluid End (VX). 

The lightweight VX has been designed for use with GD-2500Q hydraulic fracturing pumps and comparable 8-in. stroke quintuplex power ends from other manufacturers, as a replacement for the larger and heavier Gardner Denver SGWS fluid end. The VX represents an economical alternative to the SGWS fluid end while utilizing many of the existing SGWS internals such as valves and seats, Redline consumables, patented Falcon Technology, and suction cover retainers.

Gardner Denver VX fluid end
Gardner Denver VX fluid end. (Source: Gardner Denver High Pressure Solutions)

“The VX fluid end is revolutionary in our industry as it weighs 2,000 lbs less than standard industry fluid ends, while maintaining the performance, longevity, and convenient installation configuration of our traditional SGWS. Our testing has proven that the VX is an inexpensive alternative to the SGWS while fatigue life, thread strength, and washout life meets or exceeds that of the SGWS. The new VX utilizes a standard 6-bolt flange configuration and is a direct replacement for the SGWS and most competitor fluid ends,” Tony McLain, vice president of sales for Gardner Denver’s HPS division, said.