All Blog Posts about ‘Frac Sand’

Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryers (Driers) for Frac Sand

Recovering oil prices have again made the extraction of oil and natural gas from shale formations profitable, prompting another surge in activity around recovering hydrocarbons via hydraulic fracturing. This has created a subsequent increase in the need for sand dryers, particularly as companies look to Continue reading →

 

In-Basin Frac Sand Sweeping the Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

In-basin Frac Sand Trend

The frac sand industry continues to experience rising demand as drillers pump more of the proppant sand down wells than ever before. Where that sand is coming from, however, is changing; hydraulic frackers are looking to localized supplies of frac sand in an effort to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryer (Drier)

Our photo this week highlights a sand dryer used for processing frac sand. Internal flight design and placement was customized to maximize heat transfer between the frac sand and drying air, utilizing full curtain flighting. Additionally, the flights were bolted to the interior of the Continue reading →

 

The Ongoing Battle Between US Frac Sand Supply and Demand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The Ongoing Battle Between US Frac Sand Supply and Demand

Not unlike other boom and bust industries, the frac sand industry has been a turbulent one in recent years, with oil prices crashing and recovering, but industry experts are anticipating the continuation of a positive trend for the upcoming years. A new study by the Continue reading →

 

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 (Drier) Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile for a sand dryer used in the frac sand industry. 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 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

Demand for Frac Sand Expands into Canada

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

Frac Sand Bucket Elevator

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Rotary Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Rotary Dryer (Drier)

Our photo this week is a sand dryer used in processing frac sand. 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 Continue reading →

 

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

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Conference

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

Texas Frac Sand Market Finds Competitive Advantage

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 →

 


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