Frac-Sand Transport Solution extends trailer piping systems life.

Press Release Summary:

Polyurethane piping system replaces metal pipes which run along bottom of triple-hopper dry bulk trailers that transport abrasive fracking sand (frac-sand). Designed to withstand wear caused by frac-sand, polyurethane piping system consequently exhibits extended service life for extraction of material from 3-part rig.

Original Press Release:

Bailey-Parks to Bring New Frac-Sand Transport Solution to OTC in Houston

Polyurethane Replacements Extend the Life of Trailer Piping Systems

(Memphis, Tenn.) — Bailey-Parks Urethane will debut an innovative, long-lasting polyurethane piping  system to replaces the metal systems used on trailers that transport fracking sand at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), May 6–9, 2013, at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas.

Representatives of Bailey-Parks will be available to share technical information and  answer any questions about this exciting new development at booth number 6100.

Frac-sand is typically transported via truck using a dry bulk trailer with three hoppers. Sand is extracted from this three-part rig through a system of aluminum pipes that runs along the bottom. Because fracking sand is so abrasive, these metal pipes wear out rather quickly.

The Bailey-Parks urethane piping system has been specially designed to stand up to the wear caused by frac-sand and lasts significantly longer than its aluminum counterparts. This cutting-edge system is the latest polyurethane innovation for the oil and gas industry. Urethane has proved an excellent material for the manufacture of a number of other critical components involved in fossil-fuel extraction, including hydrocyclones, impact pads, scrapers, sheeting, and wiper blades. Incredibly wear-resistant, urethane lasts significantly longer than aluminum or steel in corrosive conditions like those encountered in the oil, gas, and mining industries.

Exhibiting at booth 6100, Bailey-Parks will make brochures, samples, and technical data for all of its products available, with a special emphasis on the new urethane piping system it has developed for the transport of frac-sand.

Visit to learn more about Bailey-Parks’ urethane solutions for the oil and gas industry.

About Bailey-­Parks Urethane

Bailey-Parks Urethane provides custom urethane  solutions for a wide variety of industry  applications. Since 1969, the company has designed, engineered, produced and tested thousands of molded polyurethane products used in hundreds of manufacturing processes. With over 600 compounds and 27,000 unique items in its product database, Bailey-Parks is a leading provider of turnkey industrial urethane solutions. With very few exceptions, the company continues to make all of its molds, tooling and custom machines at its original plant in Memphis, Tenn.

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