Stephen Balaram Engineering have many years of experience in designing and supplying a diverse range of high pressure test pumps & systems, hydraulic high pressure power packs and specialist bespoke designed hydraulic control panels, spanning across a wide range of industries, including but not limited to, the Oil & Gas Industry, Machine Tool Industry, Hose & Valve Manufacturing, Automotive & Autoancillaries, Defence Research & Development, Educational R&D Institutes, Space & Aerospace Manufacturing, etc., to name a few.
Portable dual pump (low-high) “Testpac-2200” w. chart recorder for oil & gas industry
SBE are able to recommend hydraulic pressure test pumps / hydrotest pumps most suitable to your application. To customers within the Oil & Gas industry, whether EPCs, service providers, maintenance contractors or producers, SBE have experience in proposing test pumps correctly sized considering flow as well as pressure. The typical problems faced by most users of air driven hydrotest pumps is frequent downtime and maintenance, causing interruption to important jobworks which might be critical to production related activities. A classic problem is undersizing of pumps used in the particular applications; very often, suppliers tend to offer the smallest and lowest cost pump or test unit which meets only one parameter – that of pressure rating – amongst several other equally important criteria. The consequent of selecting a pump which is undersized pump is high cycling rates, resulting in premature wear out of the seals. Many a time, high cycling rates result in damage to other non-wear parts such as air heads, plungers, barrels, etc..
Over the years, judicious selection of not only the pumps but also of the critical accessory components such as pressure gauges, valves, fitting, tubing, connectors, chart recorders, etc. combined with the painstaking attention to detail in fabrication of tanks, frames, etc. has resulted in our customers developing a high regard for the technical competence and professional dedication of the team at Stephen Balaram Engineering.
Available are pressure test pumps and systems for pressures ranging from 1,000 psi / 70 bar to 100,000 psi / 7,000 bar and, in special instances, pressure intensifier systems to 10,000 bar / 150,000 psi
Hydraulic control panel for long pressure holding cycles (eg. filter press)
The many years of experience in meeting a wide range of requirements across diverse industries has resulted in the team garnering a wealth of knowledge and extremely valuable experience in providing solutions to all types of problems involving the generation & control of high pressure fluids.
Whether the requirement is unloading of bearings or removal of pinions/shafts at high hydraulic pressures or of developing a hydraulic power pack with air-over-oil arrangements for fast advance and long holding cycles or designing a Wellhead Control Panel with ESD for surface safety valve (SSV), or subsurface safety valve (SSSV), our engineering team is able to provide innovative solutions which, more often than not, are simple and effective with maximum reliability. The approach taken is to maximize long-term value for the client while focusing on the solution to be proposed. Requirements are prioritized in accordance with the customer’s directives during the design stage itself, prior to submitting proposals. If necessary, revised designs may be submitted to ensure optimal solutions. Whatever the situation, safety and reliability are always maintained and never compromised against any commercial considerations. The solutions proposed by the SBE team are invariably based on sound engineering practices coupled with deeply researched, carefully selected critical components.