Polyurethane replacements extend the life of trailer piping systems
Bailey-Parks Urethane will debut an innovative, long-lasting polyurethane piping system 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 questions.
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.
For more information, visit www.baileyparks.com.
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 items in its product database, Bailey-Parks is a 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.