» SEI Launches New Tool to Make Frac Fluid Storage Simple

SEI Launches New Tool to Make Frac Fluid Storage Simple

Jun 10 2011
FRAC Tank - The Collapsible pillow-style water bladder tank for hydraulic fracturing
Delta, BC, Canada – No matter what method used, fracking is an energy and resource intensive process. Depending on the conditions, fracked wells can require millions of gallons of water and getting that water into a site, especially a remote site, can prove expensive and challenging.
Heavy steel storage tanks often damage the ground they sit on and can be as costly to remove as they were to install. Steel tanks can also have a long wait time – from purchase to delivery – depending on the inventory available which can hold up well site exploration and development.
Fortunately, there’s a new tool that makes frac fluid storage simple and cost-effective. SEI Industries Ltd.’s newly-released FRAC Tank is a pillow-style water storage tank that’s easy to set-up and can be used immediately with almost no site preparation required. The tanks are lightweight, fully collapsible and can be transported in a pick-up truck (no road permits required).
One FRAC Tank can store as much as four 400 barrel tanks and, in less than 60 minutes, multiple tanks can be set-up to provide 760 cubic meters (200,000 USG) of storage. Even better, the FRAC Tank can be acquired in half the time it takes to get a steel tank. Not all pillow-tanks are created equal.
To stand up to frequent relocations and punishing outdoor conditions, the FRAC Tank’s proprietary industrial fabric is a high strength, high abrasion-resistant material that is also chemically-resistant and colored in high visibility safety orange. Multiple fill/drain ports are provided on the side of every tank for convenient connection to a user’s frac water system and, for additional durability, heavy-duty abrasion patches protect the tank around these ports.
SEI’s FRAC Tank is also more cold-resistant than other materials (to -50C). Constructed to endure, FRAC Tanks are made from a specially developed fabric that features a thicker and denser coating and seams that are all radio-frequency welded (no hot air, wedge welding or glue). A groundsheet – which can be attached to the FRAC Tank – is also supplied to prevent it from freezing to the ground during winter operations. This sheet is removable and serves as a wrap to protect the tank during shipping. To learn more about the FRAC Tank, click here


Jun 10 2011