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Frac Flowback and Sand Management

TETRA offers innovative frac flowback and sand separation technologies that enable you to bring wells to full production faster, increasing sand recovery as much as 50% over competing desanders, with efficiencies of 97–100%.

Our fleet of highly specialized equipment is designed, built, and tested to meet API, ASME and NACE standards as applicable. Our sand management solutions include our revolutionary TETRA SandStorm™ advanced cyclone technology, standard gravity and cyclonic separators, our dual pod filter, and our horizontal filter system.

The TETRA SandStorm hydrocyclone sand separators and our other sand management technology is easily integrated with our BlueLinx™ automated control system to provide remote monitoring and control of oil and gas operations in real time, bringing an unprecedented level of efficiency, transparency, and reduced risk to sand management, whatever the scale of your operations.

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TETRA SandStorm™ Advanced Cyclone Technology

Our one-of-a-kind hydrocyclone technology captures frac sand and solids with exceptional efficiency and minimal pressure differential, without line restrictions or moving parts. The TETRA SandStorm advanced cyclone is a 1-stage, single-vessel unit with 533 pounds of capacity, available in two models: 5,000 or 10,000 psi. Recent field results show efficiencies up to 100% with the single vessel and in-basin sand.

TETRA SandStorm-Q™ Advanced Cyclone Technology

The modular 2-stage, quad-vessel unit takes the efficiency of sand recovery to a whole new level. The advanced hydrocyclone technology maximizes centrifugal force to capture the smallest of particles while remaining below velocities that would cause damaging erosion to the equipment. Unlike other desanders, the quad model is capable of capturing up to 100% of sand production at incredibly varying flow rates, from low to high. Its 696 pound capacity ensures efficient sand capture during even the most heavy periods of sand production.

TETRA Dual Pod Sand Filter

The dual pod unit is designed to remove sand and wellstream solids greater than 70 microns with a gas flowrate capacity of 100 million cu. ft./day for gas and a fluid flow rate capacity of 10,000 BPD. Designed for a wide range of applications, from proppant removal and well cleanup to production in unconsolidated formations, the dual pods enable time-saving, uninterrupted operation, with flow diverted to one pod while the screen in the offline pod is removed and cleaned.

TETRA Horizontal Sand & Solids Filter System

The horizontal system features two vessels on a single skid, each with mesh screens of varying hole size for particles ranging from 100 to 400 microns. With a gas flow rate capacity of 25 million cu. ft./day, a fluid flow rate capacity of 7,000 BPD, and solids flow rate capacity of 300 lb./hour, the tandem setup enables the production stream to be channeled through one vessel while the filter in the offline vessel is changed or cleaned, avoiding costly halts to production.

Pipe Cleanout

TETRA offers high-volume fluid separators that provide efficient and thorough cleanout of piping during cleansing and pigging operations.

TETRA Automated Weighing System

The TETRA automated weighing system is a component of our SandStorm™ sand management solutions, designed for capturing, weighing, logging, and dumping frac-sand and solids into a tank. The system incorporates an array of weight scales and screens to capture, log, and tare the quantity of solids flushed from the sand unit before dumping them into the tank, flushing the screens and re-setting for the next dump.

TETRA Automated Sand Flushing System

The TETRA automated sand flushing system safely flushes sand captured by sand traps and other flowback sand-management systems, like the TETRA SandStorm™ advanced cyclone technology. Capable of serving up to six sand traps, the system automatically detects choke and valve operations as well as line problems and leaks.

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