Wellsite Safety

 

 

 

Silica Dust Control

Solaris’ Mobile Proppant Management System are designed with silica dust collection in mind. The system has several dust collection elements, most notably built-in dust collection units at the top of each silo that collect silica dust created in the sand-loading process. We have engineering controls throughout the following processes:

  • Sand Loading Process
    Pneumatic trucks deliver sand into Solaris’ silos via one of four fill tubes along the sides of each silo. Proppant is loaded through a closed loop so that neither sand nor silica dust are emitted. Any dust created in the loading process is collected in 16 pleated cartridges contained in the dust collection units at the top of each silo. An air pulse system is used to clean the pleated cartridges by periodically blowing air, which frees any dust from the cartridges. Our dust collection units significantly reduce silica dust exposure typically seen in the unloading processes in the oilfield today. It also requires minimal maintenance and “up keep” since it is a self-cleaning system.
  • Delivery to the Blender
    Solaris’ System delivers sand to the blender safely and efficiently. Each silo unloads sand onto an enclosed shuttle belt conveyor, which feeds an enclosed central conveyor, or dual belt. The shuttle belt conveyors are built on a track system that allows the conveyor to move back and forth for accurate delivery to the dual belt. We control all of our conveyors electrically though variable frequency drives (VFDs), which allow for controlled and accurate delivery of sand, which reduces silica dust. We have custom tarps that fit over each silo shuttle belt as well, which mitigates silica dust and moisture.

All Electric System

The electric components of Solaris Inventory Management Systems are powered by one of two generators that are an integrated part of our system. This the following inherent HSE benefits:

  • Eliminates Hydraulic Fluid on Site – Drips and Spills
  • Reduces Diesel Live Fueling – Drips and Spills
  • Reduces Carbon Emissions
  • Reduces Noise Level Impact

Reduces Proppant Spillage, Losses and Disposal

Our Inventory Management Systems’ adjustable belts allow for accurate proppant delivery into the blender.  This keeps well sites clean before, during and after a job is complete. Solaris customers do not have to pay to clean up and dispose of proppant left over from completed frac jobs.

Reduced Pad Size and Site Reclamation Impact

With the small footprint that the Solaris’ systems offer, E&P operators are able to build smaller sites which reduces overall environmental impact. It also reduces the reclamation efforts performed once the well is completed.

Reduces Personnel on Site and Physically on Equipment

Solaris systems use a single point of control, meaning it only takes one person to run the entire system. Conventional equipment and boxes take four –six personnel in the sand handling process.  Conventional/containerized solutions require personnel to operate different pieces of equipment of the process; whereas Solaris is one integrated system and is operated with a touch of a button.

Increased Well Site Visibility  

Built in LED lights on the top and bottoms of each silo system offers enhanced lighting of the wellsite. It also replaces light plants. This is another diesel engine eliminated and money saved!

Improved Vehicle Traffic Flow and Accessibility

The reduced footprint of our systems allows for better traffic flow and. This means that more sand trucks can offload but also allows more space for other vehicle traffic to move around safer.