Caterpillar to Launch the Pump Electronic Monitoring System at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference

May 2 - Caterpillar Oil & Gas is pleased to announce the launch of the Pump Electronic Monitoring System technology for well service operations at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The Pump Electronic Monitoring System, also called PEMS, is a new way of managing pumping operations, as it can minimize downtime, preserve fluid end and power end components, and help avoid catastrophic failures. PEMS is compatible with Cat Triplex and Quintiplex pump platforms, and has already generated more than 50,000 field hours in three shale plays. PEMS is available to order now from the global Cat dealer network.

“Our well service customers want not only superior performance from their pump products but also the technology to help them incorporate innovative solutions into their operations,” Derek Kamp, Caterpillar Oil & Gas well service manager said. “Feedback from the field on the PEMS technology has been overwhelmingly positive in terms of helping customers maximize component performance and avoid operations interruptions.”

PEMS, like standard engine monitoring systems, collates data from several onboard sensors. If the data suggests an impending failure, PEMS will output a warning message to the pump operator for immediate review. PEMS analyzes data from oil temperature, oil pressure, vibration, discharge pressure and suction pressure sensors, and can detect both cavitation and valve leak. PEMS data can be used to schedule preventative maintenance and rescue high wear components like fluid ends. Additionally, PEMS is ready for integration with CAT Connect and operates on J1939 parameters for ease of use.

PEMS can be retrofitted onto most modern pumps, regardless of their OEM and is available as an optional attachment. PEMS is not a control device, and will not make decisions for an operator. It provides critical equipment health and maintenance information for operators to make better, faster decisions.

Customers can learn more about the new PEMS technology by visiting the Caterpillar booth #2439 at OTC. The company will offer daily presentations focusing on PEMS at the booth from Monday May 1st to Wednesday May 3rd. Please stop by the booth for scheduled presentation times.

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About Caterpillar Oil & Gas

Caterpillar Oil & Gas, Caterpillar Inc.’s oil and gas division with headquarters in Houston, Texas, consolidates all the sales and service activities for Cat oil and gas power solutions. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier power solutions with outputs from 31 to 16,000 kW.  The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression segments. More information is available at: www.cat.com/oilandgas.

About Caterpillar
For over 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.  Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.5 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.  The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.  For more information, visit caterpillar.com.  To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

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