After Successful Completion of Two Separate 3+MMTPY Frac Sand Plants in Parallel, IAC Now Supports Preferred Sands with Engineering, Operations, and Maintenance Services

MISSION, Kan., Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Adelphi Construction LC, owned by Industrial Accessories Company (IAC), recently completed the design/build of two Frac Sand facilities for Preferred Sands in central Texas and is completing 3 more plants in parallel. The initial two projects included Process and Design Engineering, Site Prep, wet plant, dry plant, silo storage, loadout, buildings and fully automated control. Upon commissioning of the plant, IAC and their contract team continued to support Preferred with operational expertise, programming and maintenance supplemental support. This allowed Preferred time to balance the wet and dry plant, increase the operational expertise of their staff and ramp production.

IAC's internal construction company, Adelphi Construction, began commissioning of the plants with sand to the silos on March 1st, 2018. IAC ramped construction activities to adapt to material delays, change in scope and other construction difficulties. The most impressive construction success was the partnership between Preferred and IAC. Both parties worked through extreme difficulties to commission the plant, train operating personnel and optimize the plant. TJ Doyle, President of Preferred Sands stated, "We selected IAC based on their design build and construction schedule, combined with their patented rotary Frac Sand dryer design. IAC's dryer allows us to operate at levels of moisture and tonnage rates that aren't feasible within a fluid bed dryer. In addition, IAC has stuck with the Plants through the process over the last 4 months to support Preferred Sands in numerous ways beyond the construction."

Many Frac Sand plants processing primarily 40/70 and 100 mesh products struggle in the early phases of production to provide a 3-4% moisture sand to the dryer. This is a limiting factor in production until WIP decants to a lower Moisture. Even with a small 40M Btu burner, the Patented IAC Frac Sand dryer technology was proven to process wet sand at moisture levels above 10%. Bob Carter, SVP of Frac Sand Operations for IAC, stated, "The relationship built between IAC and Preferred allowed both companies to work through adverse conditions to achieve a common objective. It wouldn't have been possible to fast track these projects without the trust, support and motivation of the Preferred Sands executive team and CEO of IAC Glenn Smith's leadership style."

IAC and Adelphi's 32 years of experience in the industry continues to set standards for quality engineering in the manufacturing of their equipment and construction of their builds. IAC, an original equipment manufacturer of dust collection equipment, provides both parts and services for various equipment and systems, specializing in baghouses, pneumatic conveying equipment and bulk storage. Adelphi proudly attributes its ongoing-success in the engineering, procurement, and construction of facilities to their 'get it done' philosophy. Maintaining safety and customer satisfaction is a high priority for the company. Collectively, IAC and Adelphi continue to serve their customers with professional services and parts all throughout United States as well as Canada, Mexico and Latin America.

About IAC: Founded in 1986, Industrial Accessories Company is a fast-track, high-technology equipment design and fabrication company. As an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract provider serving numerous industries, IAC has delivered countless systems for a wide variety of trusting and satisfied customers.

IAC is strategically located in the center of the United States in Kansas City, with field offices on the East and West Coasts to be responsive to our customers. For more information on IAC and Adelphi's corporate capabilities or inquiries about utilizing their services for future projects, please contact Glenn Smith or Mike Sedler at 1 (800) 334-7431. Glenn can be reached at and Mike can be reached at

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