All Blog Posts about ‘Frac Sand’

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 Conveyor System

This article was authored by:

Stephanie Balza
Customer Support Specialist

Frac Sand Conveyor System

Customer: EOG Resources Plant Location: Chippewa Falls, WI Industry: Mining Major Equipment: (9) 30″ wide Inclined Belt Conveyors, (4) 30″ x 108′ long Reversing Shuttle Conveyors Material Handled: Frac Sand Engineer: FEECO International, Inc. Process: The 30” conveyor belts were designed to handle 250 TPH Continue reading →

 

Frac Sand Bucket Elevators

This article was authored by:

Stephanie Balza
Customer Support Specialist

Frac sand bucket elevator

Customer: EOG Resources Plant Location: Chippewa Falls, WI Industry: Mining Major Equipment: (11) Bucket Elevators Material Handled: Frac Sand Engineer: FEECO International, Inc. Process: FEECO designed and manufactured 11 centrifugal style belt elevators for a frac sand processing plant in Chippewa Falls, WI.Capacities of the 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 →

 

FEECO’s Robust Construction Pays Off in the Frac Sand Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO’s durable equipment has found its place in many industries, but the latest, is the frac sand industry. Frac sand is the latest craze in the Midwest, and as companies look to mine this valued silica sand, FEECO is ready to supply the equipment needs Continue reading →

 

Fracing Will Bring Railcar Shortage in 2012

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

While orders for railcars more than doubled in the third quarter last year, it looks like 2012 could continue at pace, due much in part, to the frac sand industry. According to an article on FuelFix.com, Brian Uhlmer, an analyst at Global Hunter Securities LLC, Continue reading →

 

FEECO Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Frac Sand Dryers

Frac sand drying may seem like a simple task, but there is much more to it than meets the eye. When it comes to frac sand drying, there are a lot of factors to consider throughout the processing of the proppant sand that will dictate Continue reading →