Frac Water Transfer Project
Oil & Gas
Instrumentation, Custom Fabrication, Installation
APG Submersible Pressure Sensor, Flowline Ultrasonic Level Sensor, Oxbow Data Systems, Custom Junction Box
Instead of placing semi-permanent freshwater tanks onsite, many fracking companies are moving to a “frac on the fly” approach that involves a portable buffer tank. Often, these tanks need to be placed a long way from the pump (especially on multi-well pads).
Our client required an automated solution to monitor and control water levels (ensuring the buffer tank didn’t overflow or run dry). And they wanted it to be wireless, since exposed cables can get easily damaged on the well site. One more request: it also had to be portable and easy to mobilize/demobilize!
Jadler went to work devising a portable plug-and-play solution that would be quick and easy to deploy. And be oilfield-tough!
An APG Submersible Pressure Sensor was selected to control fresh water volume and a Flowline Ultrasonic Sensor was selected for produced water. A 4-20 mA wireless receiver provided reliable communication between the control panel and pump. It was designed to securely transmit over a 2 km range, allowing for flexible tank placement. The panel was battery-powered, with an external plug receptacle for easy charging.
Jadler built everything into a sturdy, waterproof pelican case for maximum protection and portability. All components were rated to -40°C.