What are Fracking Pumps?

Frack pumps are extremely vital tools in the oil industry. Initially developed in the middle of the 20th century, frack pumps are typically hydraulic in design, which means they’re powered in part or even entirely by water (sometimes pressurized, sometimes heated, or sometimes both). A fracking pump is used in the oil fracturing process, which means that they are put into place in order to broaden naturally-occurring geological formations. A broader formation means more surface area and wider access wells, which in turn means a more efficient drilling and oil-removal process.

Today’s frack pumps are built to last. They’re typically made up of a combination of stainless steel, white iron, and chrome, and all materials are treated to be resistant to rust, weakening, and abrasive damage. They can be used to widening access holes and wells, as well as loading and unloading wells. They can be used in conjunction with pipeline and other types of pumps and drilling equipment in order to create a very efficient “workspace” of sorts for workers in the oil drilling industry. You can find hydraulic fracking pumps in use all over the world, with a concentration of them wherever free-flowing oil wells and new oil fields can be found.

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