Aerial view of a Trailer-Mounted Hydration Unit

Hydration Units

Our hydration systems reduce the amount of gel and chemicals used during a job by allowing for on-the-fly hydration of fracturing fluids.

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Description

Truck-mounted hydration units

Our truck-mounted hydration unit is ideal for lower-rate jobs, especially those in remote locations with limited pad space. Its compact design gives the unit improved mobility along narrow, winding roads as well as a smaller footprint on location, leaving more room for other equipment. When used in conjunction with faster hydration gels, the unit is a great all-around unit for both low- and medium-rate jobs.

Features/Benefits

  • Automatic tub level system to maintain tank volume
  • Automatic liquid chemical system (HYDRATRAC or ECAMS) to precisely meter gel, KCL, and other liquid chemicals based on suction rate
  • Recirculation system to roll tank before job
  • Optional on-board hose racks
  • Dual liquid gel pumping systems
  • KCL additive system
  • Real-time measurement of viscosity and/or pH of exiting fluid
  • Dry mix systems
  • 60+ barrel tank capacity
  • Tank interior coating
  • Cold-weather or high-ambient options available

Trailer-mounted hydration units

Our trailer-mounted hydration unit delivers the most reliable operation and precise automated control. Ideal for high-pressure pumping and today's modern fracturing treatments, the trailer-mounted unit is designed to create the necessary time and energy required for on-the-fly hydration of fracturing gels. The use of hydration units allows service companies to eliminate pre-gel operations that can result in lost profit due to unused gelled fluid and costly disposal.

Features/Benefits

  • Automatic tub level system to maintain tank volume
  • Automatic liquid chemical system (HYDRATRAC or ECAMS) to precisely meter gel, KCL, and other liquid chemicals based on suction rate
  • Recirculation system to roll tank before job
  • Dual liquid gel pumping systems
  • KCL additive system
  • Real-time measurement of viscosity and/or pH exiting fluid
  • Dry mix systems
  • Cold-weather or high-ambient options available (including cab with heat and A/C)
  • 270+ barrel tank capacity

Skid-mounted hydration units

Our skid-mounted hydration unit has all the same functionality of our larger trailer units, but in a smaller package. The skid-mounted unit is designed to supply necessary energy into the slurry to accelerate the hydration process. The use of hydration units allows service companies to eliminate pre-gel operations that save space on offshore applications.

Features/Benefits

  • Automatic tub level system to maintain tank volume
  • Automatic liquid chemical system (HYDRATRAC or ECAMS) to precisely meter gel, KCL, and other liquid chemicals based on suction rate
  • Real-time measurement of viscosity and/or pH of exiting fluid
  • Liquid or dry gel systems available
  • DNV 2.7-1 lifting certifications and CE marking available
  • Optional stainless-steel tanks
  • Standalone unit design or shared power
Rear view of a Trailer Mounted Hydration Unit

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