Quintuplex (Pump): A reciprocating pump design which incorporates five separate drive rods to drive the pump’s plungers or pistons.
Quintuplex pumps are a common positive displacement pump used across many industries. The pump design allows for higher flow rates and smoother flow while still achieving high relative pressures. Dual-action quintuplex pumps can be purchased but are rare and usually custom manufactured.
Quintuplex Pump Flow Characteristics
Quintuplex pumps have smaller magnitudes of pressure pulsations. Quintuplex flows vary between 94% and 102% (8% variation) of the average flow rate. In comparison, triplex pumps vary from 82% to 107% (25% variation).
Quintuplex also has an additional variation between the maximum and minimum variation. After reaching 102%, the flow rate will dip to 99%, and return to 102%, before dropping to the 94% mark. This slight variation is due to finite lengths of pump geometry.
Quintuplex Pump Example Applications
Quintuplex pumps are routinely used for medium flow applications such as:
- Amine Circulation
- Reverse Osmosis
- Crude Oil Transfer
- Hydraulic Fracturing
- Salt Water Injection
- Hydrocarbon Condensate
- Well Service
- Water Jetting
- CO2 Injection
- Water Flooding
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