Frac Tank

Frac Tank
Reduce Shipping Costs by up to 96%
With increased interest from the public around the role of fracking, a new product is making that task a little easier on the environment. Since most fracking jobs require millions of gallons of water that is typically delivered by trucks making hundreds of trips, the carbon footprint and cost of transportation can be prohibitive. In addition, large, heavy, expensive steel storage tanks are often used which, in turn, can damage the ground they sit on and be as costly to remove as they were to purchase. Steel tanks can also have a long wait time – from purchase to delivery – depending on the inventory available which can hold up well site exploration and development.
Fortunately, there’s a new tool that makes fluid storage simple and cost-effective for hydraulic fracturing.  The Frac Tank is a collapsible pillow-style water tank designed specifically for oil and gas exploration and development.  The HIPPO fracturing tank is easy to set-up and can be used immediately with almost no site preparation required.  The frac tanks are lightweight, fully collapsible, environmentally-friendly and don't damage the ground beneath them. 
One individual Frac Tank can store 50,000 USG (1200 BBLs (US) or 190 m3).  In a day, using a manifold system, multiple tanks can be set-up to provide whatever volume of storage is required.  Even better, the Frac Tank can be acquired in half the time it takes to get a steel tank.
We can supply the Frac Tank as a stand-alone product or as part of a complete turnkey frac system that includes:
  • Primary storage tanks (tank farm)
  • Manifold system to connect tanks together
  • Pumping equipment
  • Convenient: Collapsible, lightweight, easy to relocate.
  • Rapidly deployable: The Frac Tank Deployment System (FTDS) can be used to unroll tanks quickly (see below).
  • Use immediately: Almost no site preparation required.
  • Lower transportation costs: One semi-truck can transport 24 tanks at a time reducing costs dramatically.
  • Quick set-up: One HIPPO Frac Tank can store 50,000 USG (1200 BBLs (US) or 190m3).  In a day, using a manifold system, multiple tanks can be set-up to provide whatever volume of storage is required. 
  • Durable: More abrasion and chemically-resistant than other materials, cold-resistant to -50 °C.
  • Less risk of freeze-up: Due to its lower profile, only 5’ (1.5 m) high when fully filled, the Frac Tank offers good heat retention and low wind resistance.
  • Customizable: Available in standard capacities of 50,000 USG (190 m) or custom capacities, as per customer specifications.
  • Better for the environment: Collapsible tank bladders ensure complete isolation from surface soil and water, significantly reduce truck traffic to and from the site and increase site safety.
FRAC Tank Deployment System (FTDS)
One of the biggest challenges facing collapsible tanks are the objections from frac crews who have to roll and unroll the tanks.  Traditionally, with metal frac tanks, crew members only have to connect a few hoses while the remainder of the tank deployment is done by truck or crane.
Opportunely, there is a deployment system, the FTDS, that limits the use of extra manpower or physical activity to unroll and roll-up the bladder.  Using a bobcat and hydraulic power to roll and unroll a tank, FTDS drastically reduces crew effort and allows for easier and faster set-up and knock down times.
  • Set-Up – unroll an empty tank in 10-15 minutes.
  • Knock Down – fold and roll a tank that contains residual water (using the purpose-built draining ports) in 15-20 minutes.

FRAC TANK 50,000 USG (190 m³)

Tank Size

Crated Dimensions

Tank Weight


Reuseable Crate

33’ x 50’

90 x 58 x 46 in.

1279 lbs.

300 lbs.

530 lbs.

10 m x 15 m

2.3 x 1.5 x 1.2 m

580 kg.

136 kg.

240 kg.

* Custom sizes available. Please enquire for your particular needs.

* Specifications subject to change without notice.













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