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Shale Production is Expected to Reach a Record-High This Year in the U.S.

Posted by Bill Harr on Jun 13, 2018 2:15:00 PM

When petroleum prices dropped to new lows in 2014, the technology used in hydraulic fracturing equipment was destined to evolve with productivity gains. On the low-pressure side, blenders, hydration systems, acidizing units, chemical additive units, and missile trailers needed to be more efficient. For example, these machines traditionally consist of multiple components that are fabricated by using a combination of welding and threading, which are then installed on the equipment only to develop leaks in the harsh environment of slurry transfer.  As Dixon became engaged with these challenges, our engineers designed and produced one-piece products that lasted longer in these applications.

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3 Reasons to Use Dixon 1-Piece Flange Adapters

Posted by Bill Harr on Jul 19, 2017 3:15:27 PM

A common challenge in maintaining equipment used in hydraulic fracturing operations is eliminating and preventing leaks of hazardous and non-hazardous fluids. Equipment such as blenders, hydration units, and missiles contain several flange adapters, each having welds and threads. The costs of safety, environmental, and maintenance continue to increase as the equipment is used in this demanding service.

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Pump Cavitation Got You Down?

Posted by Bill Harr on Jul 7, 2017 1:45:00 PM

Is sand drop out causing flow restriction in your pumps? Are you experiencing regular leaks along weld seams? You’re not alone, many hydraulic fracturing companies experience pump cavitation due to proppant dropout which causes destructive flow restrictions. Dixon’s research with end users has uncovered valuable feedback that helped guide us to an economical solution.

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Common Fluid Transfer Problems and How to Solve Them

Posted by Bill Harr on Jun 7, 2017 2:47:16 PM

When it comes to transferring and handling fluids via hoses and piping, the ability to prevent the accidental release of product is an important factor to consider. It is particularly significant when frequent connections and disconnections involving expensive or hazardous fluids could cause spills, the loss of valuable media, or even spoiling of the media.

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