Industry Standards for Frac Tanks
Question on industry standards for frac tanks. I have looked at many tanks manufacturers websites and non of them mention the codes/standards that are used to design and build the tanks.
Answer: Thank you for contacting us! Frac Tanks are typically built to store either brine water or frac water that is being supplied during hydraulic fracturing. As such, tanks are typically built to withstand the surrounding elements in an oil field job site and to accommodate large quantities of water. The specification for your particular tank can depend on any treatment or other materials that are putting into the water.
The function of a frac tank is to store large quantities of this water so it can be pumped into rocks during a fraccing process. These tanks are built with fittings, valves, and other parts to help meet your job site requirements. Frac tanks we offer include both Smooth Wall Steel Tanks and Flexible Frac Tanks.
The main concern when dealing with the storage of this type of water is secondary containment. Because these tanks contain such large quantities of frac water (capacities can be as large as 200,000 gallons), it is necessary that they have proper secondary containment to prevent any hazardous materials from seeping into the ground in the event of a leak.
Secondary containment used for both steel and collapsible frac tanks typically include a type of Berm material that is resistant to hydrocarbons and can withstand outdoor exposures.
For more information on regulations in the US, you can check out the EPA Website.
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