Gardner Denver High Pressure Solutions (GD), a total solutions provider for the drilling, well servicing and frac pumps market, said on June 2 that it has proven in field trials that its new V3 valve significantly increases performance hours in high pressure hydraulic fracturing operations.

GD Redline valves and seats are industry leaders, designed for maximum performance and reliability, with the full-open, bonded design providing optimal flow efficiency and maximum sealing. In line with GD’s commitment to continuous innovation, the V3 valve has undergone a complete redesign to improve metallurgy and heat treatment resulting in enhanced wear resistance and strength.

During field trials in the Eagle Ford, Permian and Marcellus shale plays, increased performance of up to 46% over the leading competitor was observed. In the Permian basin, performance of the V2 and V3 could be compared, with an increase in performance of 81% witnessed.

“Gardner Denver’s legendary reputation is built on more than a century of pioneering excellence in pumping technology,” Neal Spence, product line leader at GD, said. “The dramatic increase in performance hours for the V3 compared to its competitors underlines Gardner Denver’s ongoing commitment to applying innovation and improvements to all of our American-made products.”

The V3 valve is suitable for use with any standard fluid end utilizing P-4 and P-5 valve configuration.