Preferred Technology Introduces Industry’s First Silica Dust-Control Solution
North America’s leading proppant technology company expands product line to include DustPRO™, a cost-effective, dust-prevention proppant solution.
Preferred Technology, an affiliate of Preferred Sands and one of North America’s leading proppant technology companies, recently announced the launch of DustPRO™, a cost-effective dust-prevention proppant solution that can help oilfield service, exploration and production companies meet and exceed current and future silica dust exposure limits.
The DustPRO™ proppant application system is a cost-effective preventative solution featuring patent-pending technology from Preferred Technology that can help control respirable silica and fugitive dust by more than 60% during all sand transfer points. DustPRO™ proppant is based on Dow Chemical’s patent-pending Preferred DC™ technology, which is highly compatible with frac fluids and does not alter proppant characteristics. Additionally, DustPRO™ has been designed to be environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and to deliver excellent proppant flow.
“DustPRO™ provides the ability to control silica dust exposure throughout the product lifecycle,” said Michael O’Neill, founder and CEO of Preferred Sands. “As safety and sustainability are of the utmost importance to our customers, we are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to meet their needs. With the introduction of DustPRO™, we are continuing to build a strong and sustainable product portfolio that meets the rapidly changing needs of the oil and gas industry.”
DustPRO™ is the newest member of the award-winning Preferred Technology product line, which was recognized by the Oil & Gas Awards as the “Environmental Initiative of the Year” for 2013.
This product marks the second collaboration between Preferred Sands and the Dow Chemical Company. In 2013, the two companies worked together to develop Preferred RCS proppants fueled by Teraforce Technology, the first non-phenolic, resin-coated sand (RCS) for proppants used in hydraulic fracturing. This proprietary technology results in a high-performing non-phenolic product that is cleaner and more environmentally sensitive compared to traditional phenolic-based resins.
For more information about Preferred Technology and its industry-leading innovations, visit www.preferredsands.com.
About Preferred Technology
Preferred Technology, headquartered in Radnor, PA, is an affiliate of Preferred Sands and is one of North America’s largest resin technology companies in the hydraulic fracturing industry. Preferred Technology is dedicated to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions through an entrepreneurial culture with superior customer service. In June 2013, Preferred Technology opened its Houston location, where the company continues to develop and grow innovative technology solutions, including its environmentally-sensitive line of resin-coated frac sand for both high and low temperature wells. The company’s innovative RCS product line has been recognized by the Oil & Gas Awards as the “Environmental Initiative of the Year” for 2013. With the company’s continued dedication to sustainable product development, Preferred Technology is not only committed to the protection of the environment but also the health and safety of the communities it serves. www.preferredsands.com
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Source: Business Wire