Frac Sand Industry
Silica sand was historically used and consistently produced for golf courses, glassmakers and some industrial consumers. Then, in about 2010, demand dramatically increased as oil and gas producers discovered the durable, crush-resistant material. Overnight, frac sand production became the new gold rush!
Headquartered in Western Minnesota, Superior Industries was well-positioned to benefit. During the early days of the market’s expansion, a majority of frac sand came from the Upper Midwest…just hours from our largest manufacturing operation.
Frac sand producing pioneers visited our facilities, we brainstormed how to fulfill their needs and grew together. By the middle part of 2010, Superior supplied more than 75% of the conveyors used in frac sand mining.
Frac Sand CONVEYORS
Telescoping radial stacker conveyor
Road portable designs up to 210’ (64m)
Stockpiling, bin loading and/or transloading
500’ (152m) portable overland conveyor
Install or dismantle system in hours
Suited for temporary or portable sites
Interconnect other equipment within a plant
Replace existing conveyors or brand new designs
Custom engineering ensures proper functionality
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Frac Sand WASHING EQUIPMENT
Spirit® Sand Plant
Cyclones, dewatering screens, sumps and pumps
Sand production or fines recovery modules
Portable plant or stationary installation
Tight control over particle separation
Separate minerals by specific gravities
Remove lightweight contaminates
Surface scrubbing and polishing
Break up bonded clusters
Meet turbidity/color requirements
Don’t see the right equipment? Check out all washing equipment made by Superior.
frac sand operations
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Frac Sand Projects
Frac Sand Equipment
VIDEO: Superior Frac Sand Capabilities
Superior is uniquely positioned to no only offer conveying and washing equipment essential to frac sand operations, but a construction management team can ensure the whole process is designed, engineered, and set up for profitability.