Mining and Fracking Storage Tanks
SteelCore Tank is well versed in the mining and fracking industries with hundreds of current and previous installations. From Shale Oil, Horizontal Drilling, Gas Drilling, Oil & Natural Gas production, Frac Sand, Shale Deposits, and Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids we understand the methodologies utilized in mining and fracking and the need to be as low-impact upon the environment as possible and limit any potential impact. Any fracking operation is acutely aware of its footprint and impact on the environment. In the United States Water at the mining site, be it stormwater run-off or wastewater generated from processing requires strict management to avoid adverse contact with the environment. Both the EPA as well as the Department of Energy are involved in oversight.
The Mining Wastewater Process – in the process of understanding water needs in a mining operation and the reality of wastewater used to remove dissolved metals and organic and inorganic pollutants. Initially, this takes place in large “settling” tanks. For this purpose, Steel Core manufactures Temporary Storage Tanks in capacities up to 4,000,000 gallons. Once the solids have settled the wastewater then goes through further treatment involving the removal of residual chemicals and organic-inorganics associated with the particular types of mining that water is derived from. Steel Core offers a wide variety of holding tanks for these processes with “specialty” liners to handle the caustic substance present in this kind of wastewater.
Fracking involves a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals under high pressure being injected into the ground to remove oil and gas from rock. Pockets of underground saltwater are also occasional hit and create a high saline wastewater by-product of the fracking process.
Steel Core offers Temporary Storage Tanks with XR-5 and other “specialty” liners that can withstand these harsh chemicals. Complete with floating covers these tanks can handle capacities up to 4,000,000 million gallons and can be easily disassembled and reassembled from site to site.
Steel Core is here to discuss solutions to your water problems, contact us and we will always take the time to “listen” to your needs and find a solution that is tailored to your problem.