|ASTEC UNDERGROUND - Astec Underground introduces new double fluid pumper for oil and gas market|
|Thursday, 14 June 2012 08:00|
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The Astec DP 2000 is a high-pressure, high-volume double fluid pumper for fracturing, cleaning, and stimulating natural gas or petroleum wells. The unit can use water, frack fluids, or mud mixes in its treatments.
The double fluid pumper utilizes two 1,000-hp (745.7 kW) quintuplex pumps driven by a pair of Caterpillar C27 turbocharged diesel engines producing 950 hp (708.4 kW) each — 1,900 hp (1,416.8 kW) total. The CAT engines drive the pumps through Allison 8000 series transmissions coupled to Eaton AT1202 Series 2-speed gearboxes.
The pumps can operate in tandem or independently to ensure the ability to pump in the event of component failure or while conducting routine maintenance. The unit is capable of a maximum discharge pressure of 15,000 psi (1,034.2 Bars)and a maximum flow rate of 19.6 bpm @3734 psi (257.5 Bars).
Astec Underground, an Astec Industries, Inc., company, manufactures equipment to meet the needs of customers involved in construction, mining, pipelines, energy, and the installation of infrastructure. In addition to the Astec DP 2000 Double Fluid Pumper, the company also manufactures Trencor high-performance rock trenchers, RoadMiners™, and Surface Miners.
The company's products are supported through a dedicated parts and service center available 24-hours a day to help customer minimize downtime and get needed repair parts. All products are manufactured at the company's 360,000-square-foot facility in Loudon, Tennessee. The company also produces components for several of the other Astec companies' product lines and selected other companies.
Astec Underground is one of 19 companies that make up the Astec Industries family of companies. It provides equipment to meet the underground construction needs of customers involved in construction, mining, pipelines, energy, and the installation of infrastructure. The company offers Trencor high performance rock trenchers and RoadMiners™ and the Astec DP 2000 Double Fluid Pumper. These products are manufactured at the company's 360,000-square-foot facility in Loudon, Tenn.