What are Frac Tanks

A Frac Tank is used to hold water, or a proppant, when a well is being fractured. The material is held in a Frac Tank and connected by a hose or pipeline to a pump that will flow it down the wellbore at a high pressure to push open the formation and the proppant is used to keep it open.

The Frac Tank is a large heavy gauge steel tank that is pulled by a tractor to a job site. A typical application may have a vacuum pump truck fill the tank with a drilling fluid containing salt water, acid and pebbled mud which is then pumped into the well to fracturize the earth during the drilling operation.

Frac Tanks are specially designed to allow all of the fluid to be able to be emptied from the tank without the need to slope the tank to allow complete evacuation as waste is often quite costly. The floor of a frac-tank is modified to obtain complete emptying of the fluid regardless of the slope of the ground on which it rests.

Another object of this Frac Tank design is to prevent all of the fluid from resting up against the front wall of the tank by providing converging pitched portion on the floor for the full length of the tank so as to provide a central low point where the fluid is made available to a contiguously located exit pipe through which it is sucked out by means of a vacuum pump.

Uses of Frac Tanks

  • Most common for on-site storage of water and other liquids
  • Can be used in conjunction with pumps, filters, dewatering units and vacuum boxes as part of a large scale project

Benefits of Frac Tanks

  • Can hold up to 21,000 gallons
  • Multiple valves for easy access to various pumping operations
  • Can be used in large clean up operations, oil field operations or simply for temporary storage of water or other liquids

Transportation of Frac Tanks

  • DOT registered vehicle and easily transported by a tractor with a winch and fifth wheel attachment
  • Frac-N-Vac will move the Frac Tank to your location

What Industries are Using Frac-N-Vac Frac Tanks

  • Chemical plants
  • Refineries, oil fields
  • Paper mills
  • Wood products
  • Municipalities


Corrugated Wall/Liquid Storage Tanks

Smooth Wall V-Bottom Liquid Storage

Smooth Wall / Round Bottom


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