Fort Worth-based Weir Oil & Gas has unveiled the new SPM 2.0 valve & seat for well stimulation pumps used in shale plays globally.
The new valve and seats follow two years of research and more than $1 million invested in advanced engineering and comprehensive testing, according to the company,
Designed and manufactured from premium-grade materials and processes, the SPM 2.0 valve & seat encompasses a one-piece, patents-pending design, proprietary polymers, and innovative geometry – all of which work together to create one of the industry’s longest-lasting expendables.
Weir Oil & Gas pioneered the manufacture of the original inertia welded uni-body valve design for the oilfield service industry in the early 1980s, which quickly became the industry standard. The SPM 2.0 represents the company’s latest generation valve & seat technology, demonstrating the pinnacle of valve design and delivering a reduction in total cost of ownership.
“The real goal of creating new valve & seat technologies that perform better and longer is to minimize total cost of ownership,” said Chris Buckley, vice president of pressure pumping at Weir Oil & Gas. “The new SPM 2.0 is not just another valve & seat. It is a vital component in helping our customers decrease costs in an economically challenging and continuously evolving industry.”