Fracking has become a standard practice in the natural gas and petroleum exploration industries for a variety of reasons. The prolific effectiveness of fracking to draw natural materials for harvesting, coupled with the relatively low cost of fracking itself has brought the process to widespread use across the nation.
Fracking involves drilling down into the earth much like a traditional well, only instead of extracting raw materials via pumping them to the surface, a high pressure water and chemical mixture is blasted into the earth, releasing gas, which causes the natural resources to flow up to the top of the well through cracked shale and fissures in natural deposits.
For best results, frac water heating in Duchesne County is a critical prep item. Fracking water—or fracking fluid—consists of heated water and a myriad of chemicals that are critical to the act of fracking. Though fracking chemicals vary across companies in their composition, some of the more common additives are usually driven to expansion by a heat catalyst: the heated water delivery system. Because of the nature of the frac fluid mixture and the force at which it’s being pumped into the ground, higher temperatures are required to ensure the process is optimally effective.
Over the course of a single fracking venture, between two to eight million gallons of water can be used in a single well and unless your fracking venture comes equipped with on-site heating capabilities, you’re going to need to invest in frac water heating in Duchesne County. Having a continued supply of heated frac water streamlines the fracking process and allows for constant and continued operation.
The frac water heating process is a precise one and takes an expert understanding of the fluids to accomplish correctly. Basic frac water heating in Duchesne County looks a little like this:
- Frac fluid is mixed into holding tanks on-site, as a prep step that saves the time of having already prepared fluids trucked in.
- Frac water is circulated through hydrothermal units where it’s heated quickly and safely via calibrated heating coils.
- Heated frac water is circulated back into holding tanks, where they continue to blend until a heated, homogenous mixture is achieved.
In many cases, constant heating is required to help maintain desired fluid temperatures. Ambient air, weather conditions, exposure to daylight and more can all affect the temperature of frac fluid tanks, making regulation imperative to ensure fluids are always consistently heated.
As mentioned above, unless you have on-site capabilities to ensure the stable and continued heating of frac fluid, it becomes essential to seek professional services to facilitate water heating. At Willies Hot Oil Service Inc., we pride ourselves on offering complete and encompassing frac fluid services, including the essential heating required to ensure optimal results from your fracking venture.
For more information about our frac heating capabilities contact Willies Hot Oil Service Inc. today to consult with one of our knowledgeable professionals on how we can provide service to you and your fracking venture.