SANDSTORM is a modular frac sand handling solution that sets up fast (under 3 hours for an entire system) and provides flexible storage capacities ranging from 550,000 to 3,300,000 lbs. Remote control automation allows the entire system to be operated by just 2 personnel. When combined with the high rate ViperBelt Integrated Proppant Loader, the SANDSTORM system provides a smaller footprint, and a single unloading point with the fastest turnaround in the industry resulting in lower total transport costs. Just as importantly as the economic benefits, this combination of equipment design and technology helps to greatly improve last mile traffic and congestion.
Industry leading dust control features are integrated from the transport unloading point through to the blender hopper to help reduce the risk of silicosis and protect the operating environment.
CONTROL THE JOB
We developed the first sand control in the industry. Its simple design and intuitive nature allow operators to quickly master control, select which GravityBox to work from and establish the perfect rate required at the blender.
LOWER YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
The GravityBoxes and VectorBelt Conveyors are controlled with, and powered by our unique single-engine HydraBear, helping you lower operating costs, reduce noise, and protect the environment.
PUT THE PROPPANT DOWN THE HOLE
Other systems that blow the sand and do not have the dust control features of SANDSTORM leave expensive proppant all over the site as waste, create significantly higher risk for workers, the community and surrounding infrastructure while increasing maintenance costs for all other equipment on location.
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?
The 5000 cu.ft. GravityBoxes use gravity, a metering gate and on-board scales to accurately deliver frac sand to the VectorBelt.
All-Terrain Hydraulic Power Unit
The HydraBear is a 4WD, 4 wheel steer, remote control, hydraulic power unit, providing power for operating SANDSTORM.
Horizontal and Vertical Conveyors
The VectorBelts are completely enclosed conveyors to deliver frac sand from the GravityBox to the blender with maximum dust control and protection from the elements.
Integrated Proppant Loader
The ViperBelt is a versatile, enclosed, remote controlled solution to convey frac sand at a high rate with maximum dust control.
One-man operation is achieved through an enhanced, and intuitive automation system. This allows the operator to adjust rates with the touch of a finger. Precise feedback of equipment status, individual proppant inventory and job totals are all displayed in an easy to understand, touch screen interface.
GravityBoxes are designed to hold up to 550,000 lbs. of material and transfer frac sand onto conveyors through metering gates using gravity – no motors, blowers, dust filters, or augers are required.
The entire system can be set up in under 3 hours, with just 2 people (no cranes, pickers, etc.) with the choice of multiple configurations to suit customer space limitations, job requirements and lease layout.
Weigh-on-the-fly scales are incorporated into the GravityBoxes and VectorBelts to precisely monitor GravityBox volumes and the delivery rates of 100 lbs. to 20,000 lbs. per minute.
SANDSTORM utilizes a minimum amount of engines, staff, and eliminates the need for costly cleanup after a job is complete.
Enclosed conveyors and specially designed transition points ensure a silica dust controlled operation that virtually eliminates proppant loss, resulting in a cleaner, safer working environment.
Room to Work
The complete system uses a footprint that is up to 30% smaller than the size of some competitive products while reducing site impact and improving space and visibility for a safer work environment.
The entire system can be remotely controlled and computer monitored by a single operator – eliminating exposure to heights and silica dust when performing duties such as checking proppant bin levels.
SANDSTORM® is the result of working side by side with industry leading well service companies to identify and truly understand the key issues related to proppant handling. In our efforts to create a better equipment solution for our customers, we carefully considered a wide range of opportunities to make improvements along this critically important value stream – from the impact on the environment, safety for workers and the community, last mile traffic and congestion, simplicity of set up and operation, reliability, maintenance and of course for performance – both in real world conditions and where it matters on your bottom line.
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