Memphis, Tennessee - will showcase a, longer-lasting polyurethane piping system to replace the metal systems on trailers that transport fracking sand
The debut will take place at the between May 6 and 9, at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas.
Fracking sand is typically transported via truck using a dry bulk trailer with three hoppers. Sand is extracted from the trailer through a system of aluminium pipes that runs along the bottom. Because fracking sand is highly abrasive, these metal pipes wear out quickly.
Bailey-Parks says its urethane piping system has been designed to stand up to the wear caused by fracking -sand and lasts significantly longer than aluminium counterparts.
Polyurethane is used in a number of other components involved in fossil-fuel extraction, including hydrocyclones, impact pads, scrapers, sheeting, and wiper blades because of its high wear tolerance.