Bolted steel tanks with high capacities offer a viable alternative vs. piping together a significant quantity of stand alone frac tanks. Their factory fabricated parts rapidly bolt-together for assembly and installation anywhere. In addition, bolted steel tanks can be designed to fit in any geographical conditions and large capacity volume requirements.

Since 1970, ModuTank Inc. has offered large capacity alternatives to standard frac tanks as well as secondary containment systems suitable for drilling sites, as well as water, chemical and fuel containment tanks. Composed of modular steel parts and fitted with various liner materials, our large capacity tanks feature rapid bolt-together assembly with hand tools. These large tanks can be installed free-standing on almost any level, compacted surface or permanently anchor-bolted to concrete footings. Modularity assures a wide range of sizes and capacities. Furthermore, our flat-panel tanks can be configured in square, rectangular or special shapes for irregular sites. Floating and steel covers, double liners, inlet and outlet fittings, leak detection, drains, vents and other ancillaries are available.

Fracking is a process used in drilling to maximize the production of oil and gas wells. The fracking process basically consists of pumping fracking fluid, under pressures of 10,000 psi and more, through the well’s piping to the target area deep underground. High pressure causes the fracking fluid, which is composed of various combinations of water, chemicals and sand, to fracture the rock and liberate trapped oil or gas. When the fracking process is finished, the flow is reversed. Downward pressure is removed from the well, allowing oil and gas to travel upward to the surface where it is recovered.  

In the oil and gas industry, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves extensive preparations including the formulation and testing of drilling mud, pump test oil and gas drilling mud, assessed through specialized tests. These tests ensure the mud’s properties are suitable for effective downhole operations. Fracking operations use large quantities of sand (1.5 to 6 million pounds) mixed with over 1,000,000 gallons of water per site, stored in high-capacity tanks. This mixture is enhanced with guar gum to create a viscous gel that aids fluid movement in the subsurface layers.

Additionally, “slime,” an anti-bacterial soap, is incorporated to inhibit bacteria that could produce harmful gases. This comprehensive preparation is crucial for maintaining the fluid’s integrity and operational efficiency. Each fracking project typically requires over 20 frac tanks. Using massive volumes of water and sand, large capacity rental EconoTanks are employed as a cost-effective alternative for short-term fluid storage, streamlining logistics and resource management in drilling operations.