Every year brings new projects, new customers, and interesting challenges for the team here at Power Zone. Like many companies we are always looking to expand our knowledge and deliver more efficiently for each client that we serve. Documentation is an important factor and sharing projects gives both customers and partners a deeper understanding of our capabilities and processes.
t was an overly normal Tuesday morning on the 4th of October. We received a call from a gold mine in West Africa saying “our pumps are down, our mine is flooding, and we need help fast.” It turned our week upside down in finding a solution, and prompted us to do whatever it would take to ship the replacement pump package on Friday of the same week.
The unit was to be placed in different locations along a frack water supply pipeline to help boost the flow rate. The building can be moved to different locations depending on the location of the fracking site.
Eventually called the UEA Project, the package required rebuilding of the pump and diesel engine, modification to the skid, refinishing of all equipment and structures, and the addition of hydraulic jacks. The Gardner Denver PZ-9 Pump package came to Power Zone from Texas and ultimately ended up in Australia.
The pump package system is capable of providing flow rates from 3,075 BPD to 9,530 BPD at a maximum pressure of 1462 PSI while staying within API 674 recommended speed. The quintuplex pump is electrically driven with a poly-chain drive per customer’s specifications.
The Multi-Phase Blow Down Unit or BDU was first designed in 2012 by Power Zone Equipment and was the first unit of its kind for Gas Well Deliquification. Utilizing a Leistritz, 4 screw pump and an external liquid boot reservoir, the pumping unit was designed to pump both gas and liquid without damage to the equipment.
When the P.O. was received on Monday, the Power Zone team immediately jumped into action. Starting from a used inventory item, it was rebuilt, packaged, tested, and shipped early the following Monday morning -exactly one week.
This Stancor pump system was custom built by Power Zone for a water supply pipeline in Western Colorado. The system was installed on the edge of a reservoir with environmentally protective lining. The main project constraint was that the pond’s lining had to remain in-tact without perforation, abrasion, or tampering. The design had to mitigate all concerns that it could puncture the protective lining.
Power Zone was contracted to build a small custom sump pump package. Utilizing a used ANSI pump and several components, the package was rebuilt, assembled, and delivered in only three weeks.