Version 2016 REL 3
Release Date: 10 Jun, 2016
- Fixed an error that in rare situations was preventing the application from launching.
Version 2016 REL 2
- Add new cranks for Shores Lift Solutions Conventional and San Jack.
- Improved printing speed when using network printers.
- Improved text regarding ground clearance.
Version 2016 REL 1
Release Date: 02 Feb, 2016
- Add OH counterweight to Lufkin Reverse Mark, Crank 90110RM.
- Add WMA27, WMA28, and WMA30 counterweight to Sentry SLS Conventional.
- Add WAX05 aux weight for WMA30 counterweights.
Version 2015 REL 5
Release Date: 02 Dec, 2015
- Add OH counterweight to Lufkin Reverse Mark, Crank 7895RM.
Version 2015 REL 4
Release Date: 15 Oct, 2015
- Updated Sentry SLS units to display correct crank position.
- Fixed issue with incorrect moment due to regional settings.
Version 2015 REL 3
Release Date: 19 Jun, 2015
- Fixed issue with label being cut-off on output report while in Spanish.
Version 2015 REL 2
Release Date: 08 May, 2015
- Spanish Language is available.
- Option to install software into another directory is available during installation process.
Version 2015 REL 1
Release Date: 05 Mar, 2014
- Add crank and counterweight information for LoneStar ALS Conventional and LoneStar ALS Enhanced units.
- Updated crank information for Sentry Conventional S Series and Sentry Torque Max S Series.
- Fixed issue with displaying option to add or remove counterweights when existing counterweights could balance.
- Fixed issue with prompting to save the case on exit after already saving the case.
- Updated crank and counterweight images for Weatherford Maximizer I and II.
- Updated implementation/suggestion boxes to show more lines of data.
XBAL exists to help you achieve counterweight perfection. From weight size to position on the crank, XBAL provides comprehensive and precise calculations to make sure that counterweights are precisely integrated into the overall pumping unit. XBAL contains a large database of cranks, beams, and counterweights for most common units and expert knowledge about how to balance units. XBAL can quickly and accurately calculate the existing maximum counterbalance moment or structural unbalance. Also, it shows expert balancing recommendations for where to move the weights (all possible position combinations for crank balanced units). This allows you to balance the unit in one step to minimize torque, energy consumption, or both. This saves you a lot of time and allows you to apply the results of XROD, RODSTAR, and XDIAG.
- Save Time, Save Money:
Up to now, pumping unit balancing has been done with the familiar trial and error approach using an amp meter. This method is based on the fact that the current drawn by the motor is proportional to motor torque. If the peak amps drawn by the motor on the upstroke equal the peak amps drawn on the downstroke, then the unit is considered to be balanced. To balance the unit you may have to move the weights several times. This may take from 30 minutes to three hours depending on the unit. Also, it depends on the experience of the crew doing the work. The time required to balance the unit may be even longer if you find that you need to add or remove counterweights.
- The Safer Solution:
A common way of getting existing counterbalance data is by recording the counterbalance effect in the field, with a dynamometer system. This field measurement is time consuming and dangerous if you have to chain the polished rod. XBAL eliminates the need for a CBE field measurement. You can simply select the cranks, or beam, and counterweights you have, and their positions. From this information, XBAL calculates the existing counterbalance moment, for crank balanced units that you can enter into your wave equation program to find out if the unit is overloaded or out of balance. XBAL works the same way for beam balanced units but instead calculates the structural unbalance.
- XBAL eliminates the need for a CBE field measurement:
You can simply select the cranks or beam and counterweights you have, and their positions. From this information, XBAL calculates the existing counterbalance moment or structural unbalance. This value can then be transferred to a wave equation program to find out if the gearbox is overloaded or if the unit is out of balance. Both diagnostic and predictive programs calculate the maximum counterbalance moment required to balance the unit. Up to now, this information was not easy to use. With XBAL you can enter the maximum counterbalance moment you need and it will tell you where to move the counterweights. For crank balanced units, XBAL calculates several combinations of counterweight positions that will balance the unit.
- It Starts with the Crank:
XBAL contains a huge database of cranks and counterweights for most common units. The crank properties (length, strength, slotting) are the foundation that XBAL uses to make calculations. XBAL can quickly and accurately calculate the existing maximum counterbalance moment for crank balanced units or structural unbalance for beam balanced units. The crank properties (length, strength, slotting) are the foundation that XBAL uses to make calculations.
- Positioned Perfectly:
XBAL can take the Counterbalance Moment and calculate the precise position where counterweights should be located.
- The Right Weights:
XBAL can be set up to only recommend counterweights you currently have available in the field, which makes balancing your units easier. If the existing counterweights do not allow you to balance the unit, XBAL will find the easiest way to balance it such as exchanging, adding, or removing counterweights.
- Save Time, Save Money: