Caterpillar has developed new, innovative products specifically designed so customers can get the best life out of their well service pressure pumping trailers.
The Pump Electronic Monitoring System (PEMS) monitors the condition of a pump through sensors that are attached to both the fluid end and power end. These sensors connect to a control module which runs precise algorithms that recognize failure modes and provides warnings about key issues such as cavitation and leaking.
In addition to PEMS, Caterpillar has introduced pump filtration equipped with two key features: an integrated bypass indicator and pressure sensor. When combined with PEMS the bypass indicator will monitor when bypassing occurs and the pressure sensor will monitor delta pressor across the filters.
Daryl Belshan, Engineering Project Team Leader, commented that “this system provides the last line of defense for the power end lube oil to ensure that anything going into your power end is going to be clean.”