7 ways to save big $ with a Used Frac Tank
A standard frac tank holds 500 barrels of fluid, or 21,000 gallons, and has valves on the front which allows several of them to be connected as required for the "frac job".
The most common tanks are flat-top with 1/4 inch corrugated walls. They are portable, and designed to fit perfectly onto a semi truck.
Below, find out just a few of the ways our clients have benefited from a used frac tank.
1. Diesel Storage
For example, on our farm we save 20-30 cents per gallon on diesel by accepting a full transport 7,000 gallon load, compared to a smaller tank wagon delivery of 1,000-4,000 gallons.
2. Liquid Fertilizer Storage
3. Manure Storage
Here is information from Cornell about using a frac tank for manure spreading:
Click here to read about this farmer in Iowa using a frac tank for manure application.
"He uses a frac tank with a hose to pump the manure to fields within 1.5 miles, preventing hauling. "Anything I can do so people don't know there are hogs here is all the better."
Frac tanks are becoming more popular in Ohio. This tank came from the oil & gas industry of Pennsylvania. It holds 21,000 gallons. Semi-tankers are hauling the manure from the buildings to the field. Then the manure travel through a drag hose to the applicator. The tractor runs the pump to move the manure through the drag hose.Posted by Ohio State Extension Environmental and Manure Management on Monday, October 26, 2015