Valiant helps horizontal pump operators reduce unplanned downtime by stopping vibration problems at the source.
Coyanosa, Texas – Challenged with severe vibration causing frequent shutdowns and reduced productivity, a horizontal pump operator called on Valiant to restore flow and pressure at a Permian saltwater disposal site.
While not always obvious, vibration problems in horizontal pumping systems can signal internal performance issues that, if left unaddressed, will take a pump out of service and lead to unplanned and expensive repairs.
One operator experienced this firsthand at a Permian saltwater disposal facility, when they noticed a unit experiencing frequent shutdowns due to vibration.
Within hours of contacting Valiant, a technician was on-site to troubleshoot the system. After taking vibration measurements along the motor, frame, pump, thrust chamber, and suction bracket, the source of the vibration was isolated to one of the two pumps that were run in tandem.
Knowledgeable and flexible service is the key to Valiant’s best-in-class lead times.
Ready with a solution in-hand, Valiant replaced the customer’s pump with a retrofit-compatible Valiant VG9000 and achieved a record two-day turnaround.
The customer agreed to send the pumps to Valiant’s test shop to determine the best course of action. Based on test curve data and the location of the issue, Valiant confirmed that the discharge pump was the source of the problems on location.
Valiant would be able to rerun the suction pump that passed testing and provide a new discharge pump for the customer.
With Valiant’s legacy-compatible pumps and retrofit experience, the replacement would be a simple process, and the new pump would fit right
into place without issues.
Ready with a solution in-hand, Valiant delivered the retrofit the very next morning, achieving a record two-day turnaround to get the horizontal pumping unit back in commission and significantly cut down non-productive time.
By taking control of the situation and leveraging vibration analysis to pinpoint the root cause of failure, Valiant delivered the best solution for the operator: a seamless pump replacement that restored flow and pressure to the desired operating levels.
- Retrofitting isn’t a one-size-fits-all procedure, but Valiant applies field experience and a deep understanding of horizontal pump configurations, so one call is all it takes to pinpoint the root cause of failures and renew the life of your assets.
- From the tech on location who can identify problems quickly, to the shop and engineering teams who can test, configure, and deliver the solution, Valiant keeps customers seamlessly connected to their operations for faster results.
- Last but not least, Valiant helps operators reduce unplanned downtime by conducting routine maintenance to identify performance issues before they impact profitability.
Surface Pump, Motor, Seal, Skid and Thrust Chamber Replacements to Get Your Operations Back On Track Faster
Whether you need a single pump replacement, a complete unit resize, or need to prepare your surface machinery for a new application, Valiant is committed to providing the best quality solution for your operations. Our surface retrofit capabilities are compatible with multiple manufacturers, so you don’t need to have a Valiant system to get Valiant service. In addition to replacing thrust chambers, pumps, seals, skids, and motors, we offer responsive, professional service and competitive lead times to help minimize downtime and revive system performance.