Blowing Frac Sand Sucks

Sandstorm Simulation Lab

There’s a Better Way to Handle Frac Sand

At the Sandstorm Simulation Lab we’re using household flour  – instead of frac sand – to compare the advantages of the Sandstorm system.
How do competitive systems compare?

1. Wind Test

Sandstorm is an enclosed frac sand handling system that keeps dust levels down.

Typical unenclosed frac sand systems have multiple points for dust to escape. Even attempts to use tarps and industrial vacuums will allow dust to enter the air during sand transfer or windy conditions. By comparison, SandStorm’s enclosed conveyors remove the opportunity for sand to escape.

2. Filling Test

Sandstorm uses high-speed conveyors to move frac sand efficiently – and with far less dust – than air blowing options.

Pneumatic systems use high pressure to force air through tubes that are at high risk of failing and blowing frac sand into the air. While keeping that dust safely contained, SandStorm’s enclosed belts also load and deliver sand up to 10 times faster than pneumatic systems and twice as fast as other conveying systems.

3. Noise Level Test

Sandstorm fills its GravityBox sand bins with a single SandViper conveyor – just one operating engine to keep frac sand flowing.

Pneumatic systems require more engines – and more noise – to keep up with the high frac sand volumes of Sandstorm. The ViperBelt simply requires one engine. That also means less engine maintenance, and less fuel burned to get the job done.