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Frac Sand Resin Coating Facility

EOG Resources

Refugio, Texas

This turn-key, fully integrated, frac sand resin coating facility was built for the production of sand proppant servicing the Eagle Ford Shale Play.  The facility set the standard within the industry in design and automation.  The process flow was streamlined eliminating many operating units that are typically found in similar operations.

Starting with the customer’s requirements including site, product and production criteria, Mouat designed and built a highly integrated frac sand resin coating facility supporting a truck load-out system.  Mouat was responsible for the complete facility design, project management, construction and startup of the facility. Responsibility for the design and fabrication of the process building and procurement of  equipment was also included.

The facility process design and control system highlights precise control of all process variables including confirmation of variable status and trending analysis. The addition of sand, dry resin, and other liquid additives were tightly controlled from the PLC program.  Manual overrides were provided and changed if necessary from the HMI located in the control room for the facility.  All systems were controlled from the control room by a technician, eliminating any need for manual additives on the main mixer deck.

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