Weir Introduces New Destiny™ TWS 2500 Frac Pump NEW TECHNOLOGY ADDRESSES MARKET NEED FOR PERFORMANCE IN EXTREME CONDITIONS

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weir SPM introduces a new triplex frac pump, the Destiny™ TWS 2500, that addresses industry demand for high performance in the harsh environments of unconventional gas formations.  Following three years of research, design innovation, engineering and extreme testing, the TWS 2500 has proven to be a durable and technologically advanced frac pump for North America shale plays.

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The TWS 2500 offers a high rod load capacity at 273,000 lbs and 2500 horsepower.  It has a 10" stroke producing fewer cycles for the same amount of flow rate as an 8" stroke pump. Fewer duty cycles result in less wear on expendables and better durability for the entire pump.   This combination provides more operating ranges than any other triplex pump in this category currently in the market.

Dubbed "Destiny™", the TWS 2500 is a totally new frac pump built with the latest engineering tools to meet the industry's needs for superior performance in harsh environments.

"Our customers needed better performance from their equipment to impact their operations successfully.  Their current equipment reflected decades-old technology; we responded with innovation," said Gavin Nicol, president of Weir SPM.  "Our job is to give our customers solutions to their problems.  This frac pump solves their current issues and reduces their total cost of operations."  

Chris Poole, executive vice president of engineering, Weir SPM said:

"Performance under those conditions required innovation in creating a new robust pump with structural integrity to meet the demand of high pressure conditions. After extensive in-house testing, the Destiny™ TWS 2500 was field tested in very harsh weather and shale environments. Its reliability was excellent and it represents the very latest technology."

Weir SPM is the largest frac pump supplier in the world and a leader in high-pressure flow equipment.  For more information about Weir SPM Destiny™ TWS 2500, visit (www.weiroilandgas.com) or call Weir SPM at 817-246-2461.

About Weir

The Weir Group PLC is a global engineering solutions provider, headquartered in the UK, with interests in over 40 countries and products focused on the minerals, oil & gas and power markets.  The group's global brands include Warman pumps, SPM pump and flow equipment and Hopkinsons valves. Weir's Oil & Gas division delivers innovative end-to-end solutions for customers around the globe from capital projects to long-term asset management contracts for continuing onshore and offshore operations.  It is comprised of four business units: Weir SPM, the market leader in well service pumps and flow control equipment; Weir Gabbioneta, process pump manufacturers; Weir Oil & Gas Services, providers of engineering solutions; and Weir Mesa, provider of oil field products.  The Weir Group PLC is listed in the UK's FTSE 100 index of companies.

Contact:  

Jackie Wilkerson

Weir Oil & Gas

T- 281-820-7807

C- 832-289-9702

jackie.wilkerson@weiroilandgas.com



SOURCE Weir Oil & Gas




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