Frac Sand Storage Solutions Ready Sooner: A Case Study

by Paul Smith, Legacy Building Solutions

 

Speed is critical in a fast-moving industry like frac sand storage. When your customers need silicate, there’s no time to waste. Fracking can’t move forward without sand. The best way to have a plentiful supply of sand, safely contained and ready to load, is to invest in a storage area now.

A flat storage building keeps sand under cover during storage as well as loading and distribution. But traditional steel buildings can take months to build, eliminating the first-to-market advantage.

By eliminating or reducing common delays and using expedited construction, Legacy Building Solutions can have a fabric structure for frac sand storage designed, manufactured and installed in just a few weeks. By eliminating or reducing common delays and using expedited construction, Legacy Building Solutions can have a fabric structure for frac sand storage designed, manufactured and installed in just a few weeks.

Case Study: Pontotoc Sands

Pontotoc Sands Co. is a supplier of Tier 1 frac sands. Their El Reno, Oklahoma, operation needed an 8,000 square foot storage building to allow them to supply sand to nearby fracking operations. By partnering with Legacy, Pontotoc Sands had a completed building up and running in less than two months.

Pontotoc Sands first contacted Legacy in late December 2016. Legacy and Pontotoc partnered to design an 8,000 square foot Legacy Eco building with cast-in-place concrete walls, and the contract was signed in mid-January. Drawings were completed and approved within six days of signing the contract.

Legacy manufactures all components in-house. The building and an installation crew arrived onsite February 7, and the building was constructed in one week. Seven weeks passed from initial contact to building completion. “We had clear expectations, and the process was very simplistic,” said Josh Lehde, owner at Pontotoc Sands. “I like these fabric structures – they are cost-effective to put up, you can put them just about anywhere and you can move them to a new location as our hotspots change.”


Editor’s Note: To learn more about Legacy Building Solution’s capabilities, visit their booth (#11) at the 6th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference.  Legacy will also be moderating a Roundtable Discussion at the conference.