The hot, dry, windy West Texas weather can rob you of one of your most precious resources for drilling and fracing operations - water.
To help minimize this loss, Big D has pioneered water evaporation control through the use of floating frac pit covers. During the hot summer months, operators can experience losses of 1 to 4 inches of water per day due to evaporation. An air tight floating cover is a proven money-saver for operators, as it substantially reduces the evaporative loss of water resources. If a frac pit will be used for more than a year, we recommend for an evaporative cover to be installed to off-set the loss of evaporation and save your company money long into the future.
The ideal time to install a cover is when the primary liner is either being installed or emptied. However, Big D has installed covers when pits are full of water by floating the cover 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.