Pilot production of the first Atlas SSCV has begun at Total Valve Systems in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The first customer is a leading manufacturer of electric submersible pumps and the Atlas 21 will be used to provide back-pressure to validate pump performance. It replaces a valve with a conventional multiple-orifice disc trim and offers over 40% higher capacity along with greatly increased accuracy.
The control valve is a key element of horizontal pump test benches, moving on a track to accommodate pumps that can be as much as 40′ long. Pump companies are expanding their product lines to include high-volume pumps used in skid-mounted systems to rapidly transfer produced water from oil and gas production. The Atlas 21 (130 Cv) will greatly increase the range of pumps to be tested on this customer’s bench, up to 70,000 bpd at less than 300 psi discharge pressure.
The product line includes the Atlas 15 (70 Cv), derived from the field trial valves, and the Atlas 32 (300 Cv) that will large scale applications in refineries and chemical plants plus replace ball and plug valves to test pumps in the range of 100,000 bpd at 100 psi. Replacing complex, multi-valve back-pressure manifolds, or multiple test benches, the Atlas 15 and Atlas 32 together will allow the full product line of any ESP company to be tested on a single test system.
Preliminary product information can be found on the “How it Works” page