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Lining Options for Oilfield Pits

With so many lining materials commonly sold for pond use today, it’s easy to assume that the majority of them might work well for pits on the oilfield. 

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Options for Dealing with the Water Stored in Frac Pits

Frac pits may be designed with care and covered with liners warrantied to last decades, but they’re usually only used from six months to a few years at most. 

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What Makes Frac Pits More Challenging Than Other Fracking Ponds?

Hydraulic fracturing sites often have half a dozen or more unique types of ponds and pits in order to manage the various risks around the property.

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Selecting the Right Liner Material for Frac Pits

Selecting the right liner material is important for every pond, impoundment, and other water-holding area. 

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Recycling and Treating Produced Water in Fracking

With millions of gallons of fresh water going into each hydraulic fracturing well, it’s no wonder that hundreds of thousands of gallons can come back out.

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How to Keep Produced Water and Other Frac Byproducts from Affecting the Local Environment

It’s well-known that produced water, in particular, can have negative effects on the water and soil surrounding the oil field. 

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What are Frac Pits and Ponds?

The hydraulic fracturing work site is often full of various basins, pits, and ponds to hold fluids and other materials close to the active well pads. 

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Why Dikes and Bunds Aren’t Enough for Oil and Fuel Field Containment

If you’re looking at the cost of building multiple containment basins for your oil field, you may wonder why you need concrete or flexible polymer liners at all.

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Who Mandates Containment for Fuel and Oil Fields?

When you first begin researching and planning for secondary containment on an oil field, it’s necessary to start at the top and work downward in terms of regulations. 

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What Does It Take to Properly Line an Oil and Fuel Field Containment Area?

Reading the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations is a good place to start when planning secondary containment for an oil field. 

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The Costs and Risks of Oil and Fuel Field Spills

Since there’s often a lower volume of storage and a greater focus on production on the oil field, many operators and owners wonder why they need to be so concerned with spills at all. 

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The Challenges of Containment at Oil and Fuel Fields

Every containment situation, even for a single 55-gallon drum of oil, comes with its own challenges. 

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The 5 Main Components of Secondary Containment at Oil and Fuel Fields

There are dozens of components that go into a complete secondary containment system. However, there are some basics that form the backdrop of the containment plan. 

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Other Industries That Also Need Oil and Fuel Containment

Oil fields and refineries create some of the most challenging containment situations due to their scale and volume.

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What is Containment for the Oil and Fuel Industry?

Oil and fuel may run today’s modern world, but they’re also hazardous materials. 

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Handling Produced Water and Other Byproducts of Oil Production

Crude oil isn’t the only petrochemical that needs special handling and secondary containment. 

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Oil Containment for Loading and Unloading Zones

All transfer zones used for the loading and unloading of oil need special attention to secondary containment. 

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Ground vs Water Containment for Oil Spills

Both onshore and offshore oil mining and processing facilities need containment. However, controlling the spread of oil in water is often far harder than on the ground. 

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Who Regulates Oil Containment Requirements?

When planning an oil containment system, it’s best to start by verifying you have all the relevant regulations and codes at your disposal.

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Flexible Liners for Primary and Secondary Oil Containment

While the EPA mandates a wide range of different complementary oil containment methods, most of them work best when flexible liners are involved. 

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Practical vs. Impractical Oil Containment Methods

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may require secondary oil containment methods for most oil storage tanks depending on volume. 

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Costs and Risks of Accidental Oil Spills and Leaks

Storing or transporting large volumes of oil always creates a risk of a spill. 

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The Challenges of Containing Oil and Other Petrochemicals

Oil and its byproducts are some of the most challenging liquids to contain. 

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Backup Spill Protection for Secondary Containment Areas

Even with the right secondary containment pads and other measures, you still need basic spill protection procedures for emergencies. 

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Maintaining Your Secondary Containment Pads

Containment pads take plenty of planning and careful installation, but you’ll only need to do minimal maintenance on a monthly basis to keep your pads in good shape. 

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