More than 70% of frac pit liner damage is caused by throwing-in or pulling-out hoses. Liners are also frequently damaged by vandals, animals, or weather. Most of the damage could be eliminated by installing large volume load lines, or smaller volume load lines, for loading and unloading trucks. To prevent liner damage at our customers’ sites, we install 3” to 12” load lines, which our poly pipe crews install through on-site customized installations. Every frac pit is unique in size and therefore all load lines fit each site’s specific needs.
3” or 4” Truck Load Lines – Truck load lines can be installed to where access for trucks is outside a fence to prevent from gates being left open. Valves can be installed to allow for locks to be used, as well as check valves to prevent unwanted dumping of contaminated fluids. It is best practice to install double lines at each connection point to allow for quicker / higher volume discharge.
8”, 10”, and 12” Suction Load Lines – Suction lines are used during frac water transfer operations to minimize hose contact with the liner. Suction load lines can be outfitted with various valves, additional ports for priming, strainer baskets, and male or female cam locks. We have installed load lines with and without water in a pond, however it is best practice to install immediately after liner is installed and prior to the pond being filled