Sealless Triplex Pumps feature packing-free design.

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Featuring double-ended shaft to accommodate various installation options, Hydra-Cell T80 Series employs asynchronous, hydraulically-balanced diaphragms with valve system that allows diaphragms to be hydraulically coupled to displacing plungers with no mechanical coupling required. Zero-leakage units can run dry without damage, will operate with closed or blocked suction line, and can pump abrasive fluids effectively. Model T8045 has flow rate capacity of 1532 BPD at pressures up to 3,000 psi.



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New Hydra-Cell T80 Series Triplex Pumps from Wanner Engineering



Receive a 2010 OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award

"Sealless" design eliminates leaks from packing or leaking seals.

Wanner Engineering, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) announces that the company is a recipient of a 2010 Spotlight on New Technology Award from the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) for the company's new Hydra-Cell T80 Series triplex pumps. Recognizing innovative technologies every year, the OTC award is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and is designed to showcase the latest and most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future, OTC states.

The new Hydra-Cell T80 Series pumps are "packing-free" and designed to replace packed plunger pumps in oil and gas applications, according to Wanner Engineering. Featuring a sealless diaphragm design, T80 Series pumps eliminate hazardous VOC emissions, clean-up and disposal costs of packed-pump leakage, the need for external lubrication, and maintenance and plunger wear problems associated with packing. In addition to zero leakage, T80 Series pumps can run dry without damage, will operate with a closed or blocked suction line, and can pump abrasive fluids effectively. These performance features enable the T80 Series pumps to compete with traditional plunger pumps by providing lower costs of ownership and maintenance as well as longer service life.

T8045 is the first model available in the T80 Series, Wanner Engineering states. It has a flow rate capacity of 1543 BPD [45 gpm (170 l/m)] at pressures up to 3000 psi (207 bar). Models in development include the T8030 with a flow rate capacity of 926 BPD [27 gpm (102 l/m)] at pressures up to 4500 psi (310 bar), and the T80100 with a flow rate capacity of 3154 BPD [92 gpm (348 l/m)] at pressures up to 1440 psi (99 bar).

Hydra-Cell T80 Series pumps received an OTC Spotlight award based on five criteria published by OTC: (1) New - introduced within the past two years; (2) Innovative - original, groundbreaking, and capable of revolutionizing the offshore exploration and processing industry; (3) Proven - demonstrated by full-scale application or successful prototype testing; (4) Broad Interest - potential for wide-ranging appeal in the industry; and (5) Significant Impact - provide significant benefits beyond existing technologies, with environmental impact an important judging criterion.

As described by Wanner Engineering, Hydra-Cell T80 Series pumps employ asynchronous, hydraulically-balanced diaphragms with a patented valve system that allow the diaphragms to be hydraulically coupled to the displacing plungers with no mechanical coupling required. As a result, the pump can handle high pressures with low stress. The pump operates by displacing oil with three plungers, and the oil flexes diaphragms against the fluid being pumped. This eliminates the environmental concerns of packed plunger pumps and provides virtually pulse-free, linear flow.

The new T80 Series pumps combine a compact design with a double-ended shaft to offer a variety of installation options for oil and gas processing applications, the company states, including: jet lift, produced water/brine transfer or disposal, natural gas liquids, crude oil transfer, methanol and glycol injection, hydrocarbon processing, glycol systems, and amine injection.

For free literature and additional information, contact Wanner Engineering, Inc., 1204 Chestnut Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (USA). Phone: 612-332-5681. Fax: 612-332-6937. Email: sales@wannereng.com. www.Hydra-Cell.com. For specific product information on Model T8045, visit: www.hydra-cell.com/product/T8045-hydracell-pump.html. To view this announcement online, visit: http://www.hydra-cell.com/news/OTC_Award.html.

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