Application Challenges

Surface Fluid Transfer

The shortest lead time to customized solutions across the spectrum of challenging surface fluid transfer, or horizontal pump system applications
horizontal pump system HPS installation Texas Permian Basin

Horizontal pump system (HPS) technology has been in wide use since the 1980s and is the offspring of electric submersible pump (ESP) technology that has been in existence since the early 1940s. The shared technology of the fluid end, along with configuration options used in the API610 world, lend itself to a reliable, low capital and operation cost alternative to other rotodynamic and positive displacement pump options.

Whether for a new or retrofitted solution, the Borets team uses experience and a flexible design approach to provide customized solutions across numerous market sectors and applications that include:

  • (Produced) water injection or disposal
  • Crude oil transfer or boosting
  • Jet pumping
  • Lean amine pumping
  • Natural gas liquids (NGLs) transfer
  • Pipeline boosting
  • Process fluid or water transfer
  • Mine dewatering
  • Boiler feed water pumping
  • High pressure wash station pumping, and
  • Other industrial needs

Surface Injection – Salt Water Disposal (SWD)

Challenges

  • Corrosive water
  • Ability to re-rate pump without expensive/timely off-site repair or upgrade

HPS Advantages

  • Back pullout for ease of maintenance per API610
  • Low capital and operation costs
  • Short lead time (6 weeks on smaller units, 8 to 12 weeks on larger units)
  • Simplifying system re-rating in the field

Thrust chamber is easily repaired, serviced, or replaced in the field (3 to 4 hours)

Salt Dome Leaching & Mine Dewatering

Challenges

  • Corrosive water
  • Injecting freshwater into the cavern, yet pumping very high-salinity water out of the cavern with the same-style pump

HPS Advantages

  • Duplex, Super Duplex, and exotic alloy materials of construction available
  • Freshwater flush available for SW pumps
  • Short lead time (6 weeks on smaller units, 8 to 12 weeks on larger units)
  • Simplifying system re-rating in the field
  • Thrust chamber is easily repaired, serviced, or replaced in the field (3 to 4 hours)

Crude Oil and Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Pumps

Challenges

  • Ability to service in the field without cranes and other costly equipment
  • Ability to re-rate in the field
  • Ability to do major repairs on-site (without costly shop visit)

HPS Advantages

  • Lower capital costs for equipment
  • Single low-pressure mechanical seal required
  • Back pullout assembly (per API)
  • Smaller installation and two-year spare parts list
  • Short lead time (10 to 14 weeks on largest units)
  • Easier system re-rating in the field
  • Reduced repair time and cost over other pump technologies

Lean Amine Recirculation

Challenges

  • Mechanical seal failure and extending mean time between failure (MTBF)
  • Erosive and corrosive environment

HPS Advantages

  • Simplified, single mechanical seal assembly
  • Available component or cartridge seal designs
  • Multiple API flush plans
  • Lower maintenance cost versus other pumping technologies
  • Enhanced (corrosion resistant) material construction options available
  • Short lead time ( 6 weeks on smaller units, 8-12 on larger units)