All Blog Posts about ‘Frac Sand’

Rotary Dryers Rise Above Fluid Beds as the Preferred Choice for Frac Sand Drying: Here’s Why

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryers (Driers): Rotary vs. Fluid Bed

The frac sand industry relies on industrial drying systems to reduce the moisture content of washed sand for use in the hydraulic fracturing process. Historically, both sand dryer types have been widely accepted throughout the industry, but that looks to be changing; listed here are 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 →

 

Evolution of the Frac Sand Dryer

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Evolution of the Frac Sand Dryer (Drier)

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 →

 

Sand Dryers Optimize Product for Industrial Use

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Sand Dryers (Driers)

Industrial sands are employed throughout a variety of industries, showing up in our daily lives in everything from electronics to paint, each application requiring sand to meet precise chemical and physical specifications.   A key aspect of sand’s ability to meet its intended application is the Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Exhibit at Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO IN THE NEWS

FEECO will be among 75 exhibitors at the 8th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference September 4-6th in San Antonio, Texas. Panel sessions, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities will cover a variety of topics, from the outlook on North American shale, to opportunities in Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Rotary Dryers in the Frac Sand Industry

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Dryers (Driers) for Frac Sand

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryers in the frac sand industry. This Slideshare presentation provides an overview on how rotary dryers are used in the frac sand industry, including why rotary dryers are chosen over fluid bed dryers and common Continue reading →

 

Demand for Frac Sand Prompts Investigation of North Dakota Sand Resources

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

North Dakota Frac Sand

With the United States oil and gas industry experiencing substantial growth, demand for frac sand has continued to rise; the increasing amount of sand employed per well, combined with longer lateral wells, has caused a surge in demand for the quartz sand unlike anything seen Continue reading →

 

Argentina Looks for Frac Sand to Reduce Shale Drilling Costs

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Argentina Looks for Frac Sand to Reduce Shale Drilling Costs

Once heavily reliant on imports, the US is now the world’s undisputed leader in oil and gas production, according to the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Faith Birol in a recent statement. The title comes as the result of advancements that have allowed drillers to Continue reading →

 

Hydraulic Fracturing Advances Increase Recovery While Reducing Environmental Impact

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Hydraulic fracturing advances increase recovery while reducing environmental impact - refracking

The US is well on its way to energy independence as mining unconventional shale resources via hydraulic fracturing has become increasingly advanced, allowing producers to reduce costs and recover more from shale formations. A growing trend has been seeing increased adoption in recent years, “re-revolutionizing” Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Frac Sand Drying

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Frac Sand Drying Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on frac sand drying. The frac sand industry is booming, with new plants going up all over the Southern US to support in-basin sand needs. Drying is a critical step in preparing frac sand for use as a Continue reading →

 


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