FRAC TANKS OVERVIEW

A Frac Tank is a generic term for a large heavy gauge steel storage tank unit that can hold a variety of liquids. The key benefit to using a Frac Tank is the large size (a typical tank can hold 21,000 gallons) and mobility (a tank can be pulled to a job site by a tractor and then moved/emptied as the need arises). There are several types of Frac Tanks used for different purposes. A typical Frac Tank use is in the oil and gas industry during the process of fracing wells. In this type of application, the Frac Tank may be used to store liquids like run-off water, diesel fuel, glycol, oils, or even fresh water. Another typical application for using Frac Tanks would be the containment of hazardous chemicals at a job site. The Double Wall Frac Tank is the tank of choice here as its second internal wall assures the highest standard when dealing with dangerous chemicals. This is especially critical when operating near fresh water areas. For information on additional applications, please see our Industries Served Section.

FLAT TOP TANKS

Blue flat top tank with yellow stairs
GENERAL INFORMATION

The most popular type of Frac Tank, the Flat Top boasts 21,000 gallons of storage. Economical and convenient, it is widely used across a variety of industries.


TYPICAL USES
  • Fracking site storage for sand and water
  • Groundwater remediation
  • Septic wastewater storage
  • Fresh water storage
  • Manure management

SLOPE TOP TANKS

2 yellow slope top frac tanks
GENERAL INFORMATION

The Slope Top tank is similar to its cousin, the Flat Top. It boasts a 21,000 gallon capacity, but it’s length is shorter with a sloped design that gives it a tighter turning radius to maneuver well on farm roads and in tight places.


TYPICAL USES
  • Agricultural applications: manure management, chemical fertilizing, fuel storage

OPEN TOP TANKS

yellow open top frac tank
GENERAL INFORMATION

The 21,000 gallon open top frac tank is typically used to store a variety of fluids including fresh water, waste water, and occasionally fuel. The open top makes it simple to check fluid levels and allows for easy access to clean the tank after the job is finished.


TYPICAL USES
  • Fresh water storage in construction and agricultural industries
  • Storing liquids like run-off water, diesel fuel, glycol, and oils in the environmental, agricultural, energy, construction, and chemical industries.

DOUBLE WALL TANKS

Red double wall frac tank
GENERAL INFORMATION

The Double Wall is the tank of choice when environmental concerns run high.  With a 16,000 gallon capacity, its second internal wall assures the highest standard when dealing with dangerous chemicals.  This is especially critical when operating near fresh water areas.


TYPICAL USES
  • Containment of dangerous chemicals in environmental applications near fresh water
  • Agricultural applications where EPA requirements must be met
  • Secondary containment of petroleum storage

GAS BUSTER TANKS

Beige gas buster tank with internal manifold
GENERAL INFORMATION

A gas buster tank (commonly 21,000 gallons in capacity) is uniquely designed to stabilize the thickness of the mud and oil emanating from the oil drilling process. It does this by dispersing gasses allowing them to escape from a top vent, while fluids can be dispensed from the bottom of the tank. This special design enhances safety by preventing a buildup of dangerous combustible material.


TYPICAL USES
  • Remove free or entrained gas from fluids circulated in the wellbore, such as mud used during drilling operations
  • Stabilize mud viscosity while preventing blowouts and keeping the oilfield job site safe
  • Perfect to be used while flowing back a well

ACID TANKS

White acid frac tank with yellow stairs
GENERAL INFORMATION

Acid tanks are specially designed for high acid resistance. Great for storing hydrochloric acid (HCL) at the job site, most tanks are 21,000 gallons in size and can handle HCL in concentrations between 15% and 32%.


TYPICAL USES
  • These tanks are great for storing hydraulic fluid.
  • Storing acids used to acidize petroleum wells
  • For use with heavy weight chemicals like sulfuric acid

WEIR TANKS

Blue weir tank
GENERAL INFORMATION

Weir tanks have a storage capacity of 18,100 gallons. As the name, weir implies these tanks are designed to control the flow of liquid and particulates in the tank. Most come with over and under weirs which speed up the settling of solids, particulates, and floating oils. Some Weir Tanks have a “V” shaped floor designed to drain stored liquids from underneath with ease


TYPICAL USES
  • Oil field application when it is necessary to separate oils from particulates
  • Applications where the “V” shaped floor is required for easy drainage of stored liquids from underneath
  • Applications where an easily transported tank is needed to move quickly to another location for disposal and/or filtration of contents

MUD TANKS

GENERAL INFORMATION

When your job requires the separation of materials at the job site, the 21,000 gallon Mud Tank delivers. For example, in an oil drilling application, you can easily store drilling fluid and all rock fragments transported to the surface from the oil well.


TYPICAL USES
  • Fracking wells in the oil and gas industry
  • Storage of drilling fluid on a drilling rig
  • Multiple compartment mud tanks can be used to separate drilling mud from the cuttings so the mud can be recycled.
  • Mud tanks are frequently used for fresh water storage in advance of fracking.