Weir SPM manufactures reciprocating plunger pumps used in hydraulic fracturing for the oil and gas industry, along with other essential ancillary upstream and downstream equipment. The Research and Development (R&D) facility tests prototype frac pumps at operating conditions ranging from real-life to extreme such as high fluid pressures, high temperatures, and with various additives and contaminants. Huitt-Zollars provided architectural and engineering services to create the Weir SPM R&D Facility. The project included renovating the west half of an existing building to include test areas, assembly/trial areas, wash and inspection areas, control and equipment rooms, and a customer service center. An attached addition housed the R&D’s facility process equipment. Working closely with Weir production engineers Huitt-Zollars developed some of the process system used to test the prototype pumps. This close collaboration resulted in a facility with large ranges of adjustability that can adapt to industry trends and allow Weir to continue to be innovators in their industry.
Weir SPM R&D Facility