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Westeel drastically reduces frac tank installation

Westeel has developed an installation system that will allow oil and gas operators to build a frac tank for water management at drill sites in a day.


September 25, 2012
by PLANT STAFF

WINNIPEG — Westeel has developed an installation system that will help oil and gas operators build a frac tank for water management at drill sites in a day.

The Winnipeg-based manufacturer of steel storage units said its new speed plate technology allows frac site operators to get their sites up and running fast without the use of cranes.

The re-usable and movable frac tanks are made with corrugated steel panels. The company says most sizes, including the tank and liner, can be delivered to site in a single truckload.

The patent-pending system uses fewer bolts per panel seam but maintains structural integrity.

Westeel said it would initially launch the product in Western Canada and North Dakota, focusing on sales in the North American market.

The company is a division of Vicwest Corp., and operates five production facilities in Western Canada.