New Roll-Off Tank Withstands Heavy Use, Leaves Small Footprint

A smooth-walled frac tank from Dragon Products brings an oilfield product to wastewater sector.
New Roll-Off Tank Withstands Heavy Use, Leaves Small Footprint
Gerry Spape (left) of Dragon Products describes the smooth-walled Mini Frac tank to a 2016 WWETT Show attendee.

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Wastewater treatment plant products need to work effectively and also save space. Typical roll-off containers require a tractor-trailer-size footprint and can be awkward to move around.

The Mini Frac, shown by Dragon Products at the 2016 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show, could solve a variety of problems for both municipal and industrial operators.

The 8,500-gallon smooth-walled, lined liquid storage unit is smaller than full-sized roll-off containers. It includes three access points — 4-inch drainage lines in the front and back and a fill point at the top.

The unit is severe-duty engineered. Its development answered the call to build a smaller frac tank to suit customer requests, says Gerry Spape, Dragon’s Northeast region sales representative: “Most of our customers come from the oil and gas sector, so this product is a diversification into the wastewater sector.”

Spape says the unit’s smaller footprint allows ease of transport via a roll-off truck or trailer. It is coated in a durable paint and lining, has an undercoated floor structure, and steel is grit-blasted and painted. The liner is impervious to caustic chemicals.

“This tank is made for heavy use over a long period of time,” he says. “The biggest difference between the smooth walls and the corrugated is that the smooth walls are much easier to clean, which makes it a better fit for wastewater treatment.”

Units are available with optional equipment that converts them to a mini mix tank. “The mixing option comes with a three-phase motor that works to solidify the product for easier removal,” says Spape.

“We talked to a lot of people who work on the environmental end of the industry, which was a nice surprise for us,” he says. “We’re definitely interested in coming back to the show and exploring that market. 877/231-8198;


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