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Pumping Systems

Horizontal Pumping Systems     The Horizontal Pumping Systems (HPS) provide a low maintenance, cost-effective solution for a range of fluid handling requirements. HPS pumps can be operated with a variable frequency controller to expand their operating range, and several pumps may be installed in parallel for greatly increased flow capacity. They consist of a…

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Inventing the Electric Submersible Pump

Today’s petroleum industry owes a lot to Armais Sergeevich Arutunoff. With the help of a prominent Oklahoma oil company president, he built the first practical electric submersible pumps (ESPs) – and revolutionized production from America’s oilfields.   A 1936 Tulsa World article described his downhole pump as “An electric motor with the proportions of a slim…

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The Flight of 718

Due to improved technology, today’s aircraft engines are far more reliable than previous models. The latest aircraft engines can perform longer, are stronger and provide greater fuel efficiency and reliability. Introduced in 1965 at industrial scale, Inconel 718® subsequently became the most widely used super-alloy for aerospace applications. This super-alloy is widely used in aircraft…

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Artificial Lifts: How They Work

This process is used to increase the flow of liquids, such as oil, from a well with inadequate pressure driving the fluid to the surface. For the most part, all wells require a method of artificial lift at some point due to depleted pressure over time. This process can be accomplished through several methods, one…