A leading independent natural gas producer in the Marcellus Shale was fined after a rental company spilled produced water on the ground during a frac water-transfer project.
The producer needed a partner who could consistently execute spill-free frac water transfers; they chose Rain for Rent due to experience in the oil & gas industry, 100% company owned fleet of equipment, and its in-house engineering capabilities.
The project called for water transfer at 4,200 GPM from a 125 unit tank farm. Produced water was pumped over 500-feet to the work tanks. The water transfer used two DV300i 12-inch pumps, 18" HDPE SDR 17, a 12”x 27” aluminum manifold along with 12” aluminum pipe.
To eliminate the possibility of a reportable release of fluids, Rain for Rent provided 100% fused or flanged fittings on the water transfer pipeline, Spillguards under all diesel pumps, and a pressure transducer to automatically shut off pumps if unwanted pressure built up.
Trained Rain for Rent pump watch personnel were on hand as well as senior Project Managers from the Sewer Water A-Team to ensure the customer would not be in jeopardy of being fined for spills.
Rain for Rent delivered on its zero-spill promise and has continued regular work with the company for almost a year now, facilitating the opening of another Rain for Rent branch in South Gibson, PA.
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