Custom Fabrication of Oil & Gas Fracking Pump Power Frames

Oil & Gas Fracking Pump Power Frames
Oil & Gas Fracking Pump Power Frames

At Signal Metal Industries, Inc. we have the capacity for large runs, leveraging an array of capabilities that help our customers reduce costs and meet tight delivery schedules. Our facility is equipped with advanced robotic automation technology that is ideally suited for the fabrication of complex weldments with challenging geometries. We're a proven manufacturing company, providing multi-stage CNC machining that can meet close tolerance requirements. All of our services are performed in-house, allowing us to quickly adjust and ramp up to our customer's scheduling needs.

In this project, a Texas oil & gas industry customer required a production run of 2,500 H.P. frack pump power frames. Their supplied frame design called out overall part dimensions of 6' x 5' x 4' with tolerances as tight as + 0.001". The frames were made from a combination of several materials including A514 (T1), A36, bronze sleeves, and steel tubing. We leveraged a wide range of processes to fabricate each 4,000 lb. unit. This included plasma cutting, steel fabrication, CNC press brake forming, conventional and CNC machining including boring and turning, thermal stress relieving, and coating. The welding process proved to be the most challenging due to the complexities of the required materials. To meet this challenge we developed a set of proprietary welding station programming procedures. It allowed us to efficiently produce these complex weldments under an extremely tight timeframe. Upon completion, each frame underwent an intensive visual, hydrostatic, and dimensional inspection process; ensuring that all of our work met our customer's expectations.

This project was a successful culmination of many of our core competencies and highlighted our team's ability to deliver complex parts using innovative welding techniques, precision machining processes, along with thorough cleaning, sandblasting, and painting methods. All of our work conformed to standards of ASME, AWS, ASTM, and NACE. As a result, our customer was extremely pleased with our production capabilities and continued to order a high volume of frames to meet their demand. For more information on our work within the oil & gas industry, please refer to the table below or contact us directly.

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Oil & Gas Fracking Pump Power Frames Project Highlights

Project Description
Oil & Gas Fracking Pump Power Frames
Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Flame / Plasma Cutting
  • Production Sawing
  • Press Braking
  • Plate Rolling
  • Steel Fabrication
  • In process welding thermal ovens
  • Robotic Welding
  • CNC Machining
  • FARO Laser Inspection
  • Conventional Machining
  • Thermal Stress Relieving
  • Sandblasting
  • Painting
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
  • Flame Cutting
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Plate Rolling
  • Press Braking
  • Large Conventional Boring Mill
  • CNC Boring Mills
  • CNC Lathes
  • Conventional Lathes
  • FARO Laser Tracker
  • Robotic Welding
  • Sub-Arc Welding Stations
  • Thermal Stress Relief Oven
  • Sandblasting Facility
  • Painting Facility
Overall Part Dimensions
  • 5' Width x 4' Height x 6' Length
  • 4,000 lbs.
Tightest Tolerances
Material Used
A514 (T1), A36, Bronze Sleeves, Steel Tubing
Industry for Use
Oil and Gas
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Inspection per Router Steps, NDT, Dimensional, FARO Laser, Hydrostatic
Five (5) to Ten (10) per week
Delivery Location
Texas, USA
Standards Met

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