A quintuplex pump has a crankshaft supported in the pump by external main bearings. The crankshaft has five eccentric sheaves, two internal main bearing sheaves, and two bull gears.
Advantages Of a Quintuplex Mud Pump
A quintuplex pump is central to oil drilling and exploration due to the nature of operations. This pump circulates the mud to and from the surface, supporting the process for oil well operations.
Standout Features of Quintuplex Pump
The quintuplex pump is designed to circulate mud or drilling fluid under great pressure down the drill hole and back up. The pump is a reciprocating model that features five pistons, hence the name quintuplex mud pump. The right degree of pressure and precision is crucial for efficient well operations.
Despite the fact that all mud pumps have pulsation dampeners, noise levels are likely to be high and require modifications to keep noise pollution levels low. This is important, considering the long-running hours of equipment and the need to protect personnel from constant and high noise levels. With a quintuplex mud pump, the pulsation noise and the mud telemetry noise come down by as much as half, making operations less noisy.
Quintuplex pumps can be used in various applications including salt water disposal, descaling, high pressure pumping, Frac pumping, pipeline transfers in the Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Mining, Municipal and Manufacturing sectors.
Mud pumps comes in a variety of sizes and configurations but for the typical petroleum drilling rig, the triplex (three piston/plunger) mud pumps are the pump of choice. Duplex mud pumps (two piston/plungers) have generally been replaced by the triplex pump, but are still common in developing countries. Two later developments are the hex pump with six vertical pistons/plungers, and various quintuplex’s with five horizontal piston/plungers.
Duplex, triplex and quintuplex pumps all have an enviable history of sound engineering, designed to exceed the rigorous requirements of API 674 and customer satisfaction.