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Floating Frac Pit Evaporative Covers


The hot, dry, windy West Texas weather can rob you of one of your most precious resources for drilling and fracking operations - water.

To help minimize this loss, Big D has pioneered water evaporation control through the use of floating frac pit covers. Many operators have expressed that during hot months they experience loss of 1 to 4 inches per day due to evaporation. An air tight floating cover is a proven money saver for operators, substantially reducing the evaporative loss of water resources. If a frac pit will be used for more than a year, an evaporative cover should be considered, off-setting the loss of evaporation and save you money long into the future.

The ideal time to install a cover is when the primary liner is being installed, or emptied to perform a “dry” installation. Big D has installed covers when pits are full of water where the cover is floated across the surface of the water. Although not preferred, this technique is considered a “wet” installation. In instances where produced water is being stored in a pit, a cover can be used in place of a bird net.