Collapsible Oilfield Frac Tanks
FAQ: Can bladder tanks be used as frac tanks in the oilfields?
I am interested in a collapsible oilfield frac tank. How often are the bladders used as frac tanks in the oilfield?
Thank you for contacting us! The Collapsible Frac Tanks are fairly new to the oilfield and mining industry. However, with many companies looking for economical solutions to their water, fracking liquids, or fuel storage, they are quickly becoming popular.
Advantages of Pillow Tanks as Oilfield Frac Tanks Include:
When compared to a standard steel frac tank, the collapsible units can offer very specific advantages for the storage of brine water, process water, fracking fluids, and more.
- Lower Costs
- Higher Capacities (up to 210,000 gallons in a single storage tank)
- Lower Shipping Costs (multiple tanks can be shipped in a single container)
- 50% Higher Heat Retention (huge savings in terms of heating costs)
- Wide Temperature Range (tanks are ideal for temperatures as low as -58 F and as high as 180 F)
- Many Fabric Options (Tanks have successfully stored several different liquids including brine, process and frac water. Various materials have even been equipped to store fuel)
- Multiple Fitting Options Available (Tanks can be equipped with almost any fitting required. They have often been connected to pipes and hoses for frequent pumping and discharge)
One of the main factors contractors tank into consideration with these materials is their ability to store large quantities of liquid in a single tank. The standard steel frac tank is usually designed to store either 500 BBL or 600 BBL liquid capacity, while the collapsible frac tank can store as much as 500 BBL in a single tank. This can help to reduce storage footprints and limit the amount of tanks required for location. Read more about sizes, and other Pillow Tank options.