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Franklin Electric Debuts Artificial Lift Pumping Systems

Contributed by: PumpScout Staff

Franklin Electric premiered its artificial lift pumping solutions this month after two years of field testing the cavity pumps and submersible centrifugal pump components in coalbed methane, shale gas, and oil-stripper fields throughout the United States, sub-Saharan Africa, and Australia. With several orders from key global customers in hand, Franklin Electric is on its way towards further expanding their efforts in the area of pumping systems for alternative energy.

Exxaro, a South Africa-based mining group, placed an inaugural order of seven complete pumping systems for its Botswana Coal project. Exxaro provided several of the test sites for Franklin Electric over the past two years. Franklin Electric secured an additional order of fourteen systems from a strategic customer in the northwestern United States.

Originally developed with the coalbed methane extraction market in mind, Franklin’s artificial lift systems utilize submersible water pumping technology to de-liquefy gas wells, allowing the gas to be released from geological formations and rise to the surface. The combination of progressive cavity pumps and submersible motors set the Franklin system apart from competitors.

Franklin Electric manufactures submersible progressive cavity pumps and submersible centrifugal pumps as part of its line of Energy Systems products. The pump supplier also offers comprehensive well management systems for both gas and water, comprised of variable frequency drives, control systems, and telemetry equipment suited for local and remote communication.

Franklin Electric is headquartered in Bluffton, Indiana. Their principal markets include clean water systems, water transfer and gray water systems, and fueling systems.