Slurry Blender System Directly Connected to Manifold Trailer
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-28
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This design provides a slurry blender with the ability to rapidly connect/disconnect to a manifold trailer without the necessity of hoses.
Slurry Blender System Directly Connected to Manifold Trailer Abstract: This design provides a slurry blender with the ability to rapidly connect/disconnect to a manifold trailer without the necessity of hoses. Description: The system consists of a header on a blending unit which plugs directly into a manifold trailer without the use of hoses. This allows for a quick rig up/tear down between a slurry blending system and a hydraulic fracturing manifold trailer, helps minimize potential leak points, and replaces the current hoses between the two. In most situations currently, there is a group of 4” hoses connected from the discharge side of the blender to the suction side of the manifold trailer. Hoses are used for flexibility, so a hard manifold would require precision parking. This hasn’t seemed feasible in the past, but given the advancement of backup assist technology it is now feasible.
Figure 1 - Current Connections between Slurry Blender and Manifold Trailer
Figure 2 - Changes to Current System
Figure 3 - Schematic of Plug and Play Connection, No Hoses Required Production and Use: There are numerous ways to line up the two trailers. To control a possible height difference, airbags on the manifold trailer can raise or lower the trailer to fit the height of the slurry unit. If not, the slurry processing unit can have hydraulic jacks to raise and lower the unit to line up the connections. Below are some additional ways to line up the two units:
1. A lifting device (forklift...