FMC Technologies is a global market leader in subsea systems and a leading provider of technologies and services to the oil and gas industry. We help Exploration and Production (E&P) customers overcome difficult challenges with onshore and offshore drilling, completion and production technologies and services to improve their returns. The corporate values are embodied in the way they do business. They collaborate with their customers, within the organization as colleagues and within the communities in which they work. And the focus on health, safety and sustainability is critical to our success.
FMC Technologies’ reciprocating pumps have provided exceptional performance and value since their introduction in 1884. As a pioneer and global leader in providing high-pressure fluid pumping solutions within a variety of markets, FMC Technologies offers a broad array of high pressure piston and plunger reciprocation pumps within the industrial, oil and gas, core drilling and mining, sewer cleaning, horizontal and vertical drilling, reverse osmosis and agricultural markets.
Piston and plunger pumps are characteristically high efficiency pumps with rated efficiencies of 85 percent to 90 percent and in some cases actual efficiency higher than rated. The high efficiency is due to the direct energy transfer directly to the fluid through the reciprocating action and positive displacement of the fluid. With single stage centrifugal pumps’ maximum efficiencies in the range of 60 percent to 70 percent at the optimal conditions, the reciprocating, positive displacement piston and plunger pumps becomes the choice for energy critical applications. The efficiency of multiple stage centrifugal pumps is reduced even more than single stage pumps.