All Blog Posts about ‘Frac Sand’

Resource of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer Project Profile

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile for a frac sand dryer. The frac sand industry is again booming as drillers pump more of the silica sand down wells than ever before. Drying is an integral step in preparing mined sand for use as Continue reading →

 

Demand for Frac Sand Expands into Canada

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The frac sand boom continues to gain traction in the Southern United States, where drillers are pumping more sand than ever down wells in an effort to boost crude oil and natural gas production. Drilling is ramping up North of the border as well, as Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Bucket Elevator

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a frac sand bucket elevator. FEECO designed and constructed several centrifugal-style bucket elevators for a frac sand processing plant located in Wisconsin. The various bucket elevator capacities were 10 TPH, 250 TPH, and 500 TPH, with the discharge heights of Continue reading →

 

Evolution of the Frac Sand Dryer

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Favorable market conditions have again brought rise to a boom centered around the quartz sand used in the hydraulic fracturing process; rig counts are up and the amount of sand employed per well is the highest it’s ever been, with one industry expert anticipating 2018 Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Rotary Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a frac sand rotary dryer. The 8’-6” x 50’ long dryer utilizes co-current airflow to reduce the moisture content of mined sand. The rotary dryer contains an additional 5’ shell length to incorporate flame cut openings to support an externally mounted Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference Booth

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights FEECO’s exhibition booth at the 6th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. The conference took place September 28-29th in Houston, Texas (USA). Dan Baxter, Equipment Sales, represented FEECO at the booth. “We were glad to be a part of this conference” said Continue reading →

 

Texas Frac Sand Market Finds Competitive Advantage

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The frac sand industry is slated to have a record-breaking year. But as many are speculating, this won’t be cause for celebration for everyone. The Permian Basin in west Texas has seen a substantial increase in frac sand mining as of late, as the oil Continue reading →

 

Frac Sand Industry Could See Best Year Yet

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The frac sand industry is seeing a major resurgence, with experts predicting record demand for the silica-based sand. The boom, garnering nicknames such as Proppacalypse, has many expecting to see proppant demand set an all-time high in 2017, despite a much lower rig count compared Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Dual Drive Bucket Elevator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Dual Drive Bucket Elevator

This week’s photo comes to us from a facility in Wisconsin where FEECO engineered and built several bucket elevators for handling frac sand. The bucket elevator shown in the photo features dual 50HP Shaft Mount Drives. Frac sand has been in the spotlight lately, as Continue reading →

 

Frac Sand Mining Continues in Wisconsin

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Frac Sand in Wisconsin

The recent frac sand boom has generated much debate amongst Wisconsinites, with strong views on either side. While many are set against mining this valuable quartz sand, the argument in favor of frac sand is strong, with jobs being the main consideration. As technologies in Continue reading →