Sucker Rods and Couplings
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RHBC and RHBM standard sucker rod pumps
RHB API insert pumps are heavy-walled, stationary barrel, bottom hold-down pumps recognized by API as a standard design. These pumps are recommended for depths of 8,000 ft [2,438 m] or greater when there is little chance of sand accumulation. If sand is an issue, nonstandard accessories such as a top seal can be used to prevent a stuck pump.
These pumps can also be modified for use as a stroke-through pump to release sand and other material. To minimize damage to the plunger and barrel, a grooved-body plunger is often used to catch and carry the sand away from those components.
Seating options on this pump include mechanical or cup types suitable for high temperatures and mechanical types for simplified well maintenance. A mechanical hold-down does not require repair unless major damage has occurred, whereas cups should be replaced every time the pump is unset. Both hold-down types follow the same procedure of setting and unsetting by placing the weight of the sucker rods down on the pump or lifting up.
These products provide greater flexibility during operations and can extend the life of the rod lift system.