The Frac Sand Industry: What You Need To Know

By |2017-03-03T21:08:12+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Frac sand is a specialized type of sand that is added to fracking fluids that are injected into unconventional oil and gas wells during hydraulic fracturing (fracking or hydrofracking), a process that enhances petroleum extraction from tight (low permeability) reservoirs.  Frac sand consists of natural sand grains with strict mineralogical and textural specifications that act as [...]

OSHA’s New Silica Exposure Rules

By |2017-01-24T16:13:28+00:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: News|

OSHA announced a final rule for respirable silica dust on March 24, 2016.  It is unlikely that existing plants meet new limit of 50 ug/m3. Below are the details of the new rules. Be sure to be aware of these new rules and how they can affect you. General Industry (including frac sand manufacturers) have until [...]