The Frac Tank Dilemma

Many industries rely upon long term, large quantity storage solutions. Frac tanks are a necessity especially in remote areas. But storing water and other temperature-sensitive materials in these mobile units can pose a real problem when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

What Are Frac Tanks?

Frac Tanks are portable, steel, storage containers capable of holding thousands to tens of thousands of gallons of liquid or solid materials. Common storage materials include petroleum products, saline water, proppants, and other chemicals. Some frac tanks contain internal motors that stir and churn materials to keep its contents evenly mixed and distributed.

Frac Tank

Frac Tank Freeze Problems

Truthfully speaking, these large-quantity storage tanks are built to last. They are designed to be tough, durable, and to function under a spectrum of conditions. However, there is one condition that few (if any) frac tanks are equipped to deal with on their own, freezing temperatures.

By the time operators notice ice build up in their tanks, the damage is already done. As fluids freeze, they expand and can cause ruptures in tank walls, valves, pipes, pumps, you name it. Not only are sub-freezing temperatures detrimental to the tank itself, they can destroy the contents within.

So, how do you keep an enormous steel tank warm during winter conditions?

Powerblanket Frac Tank Solutions

The Frac Tank Dilemma

Here at Powerblanket, we specialize in oil and gas line freeze protection. If you’re familiar with our ready-to-ship heating products for drums, totes, barrels, buckets, valves, manifolds, and other seemingly small applications, then you may be surprised to learn that Powerblanket carries large scale heating products as well…even for frac tanks.

Fast Custom Heating

Powerblanket is proud to offer the fastest turn around in the market for custom heating solutions. Our world class engineers are at the ready to innovate tailor-made heating solutions for any frac tank size.

Graphic detailing Powerblanket's fast custom order turnaround time

We excel at customizing our patented heating solutions. Powerblanket can also fit perfectly around your specific valve, instrumentation, and pipe configuration. 

In addition, our custom solutions include safe heating for hazardous locations. If your frac tank storage involves hazardous or combustible materials, we can provide C1D2 certified heating for any situation.

The Powerblanket Advantage

The combined power of heavy duty weather proof insulation and even heat distribution will keep your tank functioning well below freezing. Our patented technology eliminates hot and cold spots over the whole surface area, no matter how large. So if you have the need to mobilize a frac tank to a region that experiences cold weather, you no longer have to worry about what to do when the needle drops. Powerblanket has you covered, quite literally. Contact us to find the perfect frac tank heating solutions for you at 866.957.5538 or [email protected]

Powerblanket's custom tank heaters provide freeze protection, making your business more sustainable and efficient.


Alex Pacanowsky

Meet Alex, one of our experts in freeze protection and the head of the custom team at Powerblanket! For the past several years, Alex has worked closely with oil & gas pros, medical device startups, and pharmaceutical suppliers (just to name a few) to create weatherproof operations. No matter how cold the weather, or what needs to be heated, Alex knows just what to do! He also loves mountain biking and spending time with his two boys, 5 and 9, and two Labrador Retrievers.

One thought on “The Frac Tank Dilemma

  1. It’s surprising to know that frac tanks are integral in the continuity of large-scale operations and that its failure can spell the failure of any construction project. Our company is looking to take on a major construction project and it is their first time to do so. I’ll mention the importance of frac tanks to them so that the higher-ups can consider getting in touch with companies that offer this service.

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