Caterpillar to unveil well stimulation pumps at OTC 2013
HOUSTON – Caterpillar Global Petroleum is launching Cat Well Stimulation Pumps for the well service market at OTC 2013. Starting in May 2013, Caterpillar will begin accepting orders for the Cat WS223, a 2,250 bhp triplex well stimulation pump, as well as the Cat WS255, a 2,500 bhp quintuplex well stimulation pump.
In addition to offering the complete pump for well service customers, Caterpillar will offer a variety of 8-in. and 10-in. stroke fluid ends individually. A 2,700 hp
triplex pump, available in late 2013, will be on display along with several fluid end models.
The Cat Well Stimulation Pumps feature fluid ends and power ends designed to an industry standard footprint. This will allow customers to easily fit the Cat pump into their existing trailer designs.
In addition to the standard fluid end Cat will offer an Extreme Duty (XD) fluid end with superior durability for harsh operating conditions. The fluid ends on both models have a valve-over-valve design to simplify valve, seat and plunger installation, and each fluid end block is manufactured with a robust material conditioning process. A full assortment of discharge flanges, suction manifolds, and bore sizes will also be offered.