When there is a catastrophic pumping unit failure it is natural to wonder what happened and how this failure could have been prevented. However, the right answer may or may not be simple to find. The following list shows the most common reasons for a failure and how to prevent or minimize its occurrence in the future:
In this article, the last updated list of API & ISO standards for sucker rod pumps is presented. These standards can be considered as reference documents as well as a basis for training classes in the subject of sucker rod pumps.