We’re going to wrap this series up with a few more frac sand telebelt benefits. The comparisons we’ve already done, so these are the things that conventional pneumatic trailers just can’t offer.
Additional frac sand screening capabilities
Through the whole process of mining, shipping, transloading and eventually delivering to the job, fracturing sand still contains unwanted particles. Telebelts offers one final sieve process to ensure the high quality of the product.
The sand can be easily screened at the feeder belt hopper to ensure expensive and delicate blender parts are protected. A large foreign object can create problems in a blender unit. This in turn could essentially shut down a job. This additional screening process has become standard procedure on location for many oil companies.
Telebelting sand allows for much more control in the delivery process. Monitoring the on-site activities of the transport companies was difficult with conventional loading. There were many instances of sand being loaded into the wrong bin, lost tickets, and other costly problems.
Telebelting sand is done by qualified operators who take the ticket, verify the product, and know where it was loaded. They also have to ability to keep time “logs” of truck activity to monitor billing and demurrage from outside carriers.
Accuracy of product loading
Qualified operators now have the ability to give more accurate sand counts to the data van. This eliminates the guess work made by dry bulk sand truck drivers of how much sand was loaded into each compartment. When splitting the product between bins, it led to inaccurate sand counts that could be out by many tons.
Properly trained Telebelt operators can easily determine the rate of flow. Using simple calculations they can track the sand being loaded from one compartment to another accurate to within a few hundred lbs.
Guesswork and improperly calibrated flow meters and other blender components can cause problems. A large job consisting of thousands of tons of sand could leave you significantly short nearing the end of the job.
Frac sand is an expensive, but profitable product in the fracturing process. Having to order more sand to finish the job can be costly, time consuming and even embarrassing. Telebelting can help bring your level of competence and professionalism to a higher level.
Telebelts are also very handy on a fracturing job where a “Screen off” has occurred. Problems down hole can often shut down a fracturing job. This means vessels with sand left over. Telebelt recoveries are quick and simple. No need to wait on augers and a crew to be brought to location. This makes recovery faster, cheaper and much easier.
Efficiency and “Hours of Service”
To truly recognize all the benefits of frac sand Telebelting, every aspect of the job must be considered. The efficiency is also passed on to your trucking fleet. It reduces the amount of time on location for transport drivers giving them the ability to deliver more loads in their workday.
It also reduces the amount of trucks required to service a job, and by using b-train configurations, 40 ton loads can be hauled to location and unloaded in as little as 12 minutes. They can be serviced by hopper bottom (Grain trailers) which only need to gravity drop their product. This gives more access to equipment when things are busy or when their is a shortage of available pneumatic units.
Telebelts are a valuable asset and can be very profitable like any other billable equipment. They have some great selling features to present to the oil companies. Safety, efficiency, and productivity should really sell themselves.
Reduction in Carbon Footprint
A reduction in waiting, demurrage and idle time for each pneumatic system also reduces the carbon footprint. As fracturing companies strive to improve their public image, this is one more way to reduce emissions.
Keeping pace with the Super frac
The use of Telebelts will allow you to keep pace with the industry. It will allow you to operate safely, and efficiently while maintaining productivity and increasing profitability. We hoped you enjoyed this informative mini-series on Telebelting frac sand.
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