Flex Flow

Flex Flow (a division of DistributionNOW) is a leading provider of H-pump solutions for surface applications across the energy industry. We offer rental, permanent installation, and service of high-performance horizontal pumping systems (HPS) and hydraulic jet pumps (HJP) and provide our customers with the H-pump expertise they need throughout the lifecycle of their water management applications. Let our proven, reliable solutions maximize production and lower your operating costs.

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Flex Flow Solutions - Innovative. Tested. Proven.

The Flex Flow HPS system integrates a surface horizontal pumping system with variable speed drives (VSD), surface controls, and automated reporting capabilities to lower the total cost of fluid transfer. With trailer-mounted or permanent installations, the Flex Flow HPS system offers significant cost and performance advantages over traditional equipment for a range of surface applications. Surface facilities engineers using these systems have documented lower maintenance and repair costs, longer run life, and greater operating flexibility and efficiency.

Saltwater Disposal

Water Management Cost Savings and Performance Advantages for SWD

With trailer-mounted or permanent installation options, the Flex Flow HPS SWD system offers substantial cost and performance advantages over conventional triplex positive displacement pumps. The system uses field-proven multistage centrifugal pumps designed for high pressure, low- to medium-flow saltwater transfer, and injection. The system offers the benefit of cost-effective rental options for temporary installs to provide testing for permanent equipment or to replace equipment under repair, and purchase options for permanent saltwater disposal facilities are also available.

Additional Applications

  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) systems
  • Gathering systems
  • Production and separation systems
  • Steam-generating plants/distribution systems
  • Storage systems
  • Crude oil and NGL boosting and transfer
  • Process fluids transfer
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Water & Fluid Transfer

Water Management Cost Savings and Performance Advantages

Flex Flow's water management system, the highly mobile Flex Flow HPS solution, requires little maintenance, keeping service callouts minimal. In addition, it has a robust filtration system that prevents impurities from entering the pump or the wellbore. Ideal for all fluid transfer operations, the HPS system is engineered to match flow rate and pressure requirements. It is equipped with real-time remote monitoring to support safety shutdowns/alarms according to all regulatory requirements when connected to existing control systems.

Benefits

  • Rapid response from trailer-mounted system
  • Lease-to-own or staged purchase options requiring zero CAPEX
  • Proven reliability (98% - 100% run time) with 24/7 support
  • Automated reporting and monitoring
  • Cost-effective rental options for temporary installs to provide testing for permanent equipment or to replace equipment under repair
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Artificial Lift

Unique Production Solutions that Lower the Cost of Artificial Lift and Fluid Transfer

Flex Flow offers operators solutions from flowback through production with a unique horizontal pumping system (HPS) and versatile hydraulic jet pumps (HJP) that provide advantages over rod lift and ESP systems in many environments. Our goal is to lift higher volumes and reduce operating costs by eliminating the common issues of gas locking and solids handling, maintaining production over a wide range of rates and reducing well intervention and maintenance downtime.

For artificial lift operations, Flex Flow solutions combine a unique horizontal pumping system (HPS) with a versatile hydraulic jet pump (HJP) to provide many advantages over conventional lift systems:

  • Lower operating cost leading to reduced LOE
  • Less maintenance with minimal downtime (98% to 100% run time)
  • Highly mobile with unique trailer-mounted system
  • An efficient filtration system that prevents impurities from entering the pump and wellbore.
  • Usage of a versatile downhole jet pump in conjunction with a gas lift and many completion scenarios (conventional, reverse circulation, and concentric).
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Flex Flow Solutions - Innovative. Tested. Proven.

The Flex Flow HPS system integrates a surface horizontal pumping system with variable speed drives (VSD), surface controls, and automated reporting capabilities to lower the total cost of fluid transfer. With trailer-mounted or permanent installations, the Flex Flow HPS system offers significant cost and performance advantages over traditional equipment for a range of surface applications. Surface facilities engineers using these systems have documented lower maintenance and repair costs, longer run life, and greater operating flexibility and efficiency.

Saltwater Disposal

Water Management Cost Savings and Performance Advantages for SWD

With trailer-mounted or permanent installation options, the Flex Flow HPS SWD system offers substantial cost and performance advantages over conventional triplex positive displacement pumps. The system uses field-proven multistage centrifugal pumps designed for high pressure, low- to medium-flow saltwater transfer, and injection. The system offers the benefit of cost-effective rental options for temporary installs to provide testing for permanent equipment or to replace equipment under repair, and purchase options for permanent saltwater disposal facilities are also available.

Additional Applications

  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) systems
  • Gathering systems
  • Production and separation systems
  • Steam-generating plants/distribution systems
  • Storage systems
  • Crude oil and NGL boosting and transfer
  • Process fluids transfer
Flex_Flow_HPS-trailer-tanks

Water & Fluid Transfer

Water Management Cost Savings and Performance Advantages

Flex Flow's water management system, the highly mobile Flex Flow HPS solution, requires little maintenance, keeping service callouts minimal. In addition, it has a robust filtration system that prevents impurities from entering the pump or the wellbore. Ideal for all fluid transfer operations, the HPS system is engineered to match flow rate and pressure requirements. It is equipped with real-time remote monitoring to support safety shutdowns/alarms according to all regulatory requirements when connected to existing control systems.

Benefits

  • Rapid response from trailer-mounted system
  • Lease-to-own or staged purchase options requiring zero CAPEX
  • Proven reliability (98% - 100% run time) with 24/7 support
  • Automated reporting and monitoring
  • Cost-effective rental options for temporary installs to provide testing for permanent equipment or to replace equipment under repair
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Artificial Lift

Unique Production Solutions that Lower the Cost of Artificial Lift and Fluid Transfer

Flex Flow offers operators solutions from flowback through production with a unique horizontal pumping system (HPS) and versatile hydraulic jet pumps (HJP) that provide advantages over rod lift and ESP systems in many environments. Our goal is to lift higher volumes and reduce operating costs by eliminating the common issues of gas locking and solids handling, maintaining production over a wide range of rates and reducing well intervention and maintenance downtime.

For artificial lift operations, Flex Flow solutions combine a unique horizontal pumping system (HPS) with a versatile hydraulic jet pump (HJP) to provide many advantages over conventional lift systems:

  • Lower operating cost leading to reduced LOE
  • Less maintenance with minimal downtime (98% to 100% run time)
  • Highly mobile with unique trailer-mounted system
  • An efficient filtration system that prevents impurities from entering the pump and wellbore.
  • Usage of a versatile downhole jet pump in conjunction with a gas lift and many completion scenarios (conventional, reverse circulation, and concentric).
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The Flex Flow System

Flex Flow’s trailer-mounted horizontal pumping system (HPS) has a flexible design, allowing sub-components to be easily interchanged in the field for a wide range of applications.

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  1. The variable speed drive (VSD) is used to vary the motor speed and can be controlled remotely.
  2. The VSD also houses a programmable logic controller (PLC), a data process and controller used to produce automated reports; the PLC also contains 16 IO modules and can tie in tank batteries and various transducers for automated controls.
  3. Customers have web access to cloud-based data collection stored with a third-party company.
  4. The 40 ft. trailer mounting system allows the HPS to operate as either a permanent or temporary system.
  5. An electric motor powers the multi-stage centrifugal pump; the motor is 480 V, 3,600 rpm, 3-phase, 2 pole, 100-500 hp depending on application
  6. The thrust chamber is designed to absorb the reactive thrust load generated by high-pressure liquids.
  7. The multi-stage centrifugal pump transports fluids by converting centrifugal force into flow.
  8. Our filtration skid prevents impurities from entering the pump or wellbore.
  9. The charge pump boosts the pressure of fluid before it enters the inlet of the primary pump.

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