Frac Sand Industry

Silica sand was historically used and consistently produced for golf courses, glassmakers and some industrial consumers. Then, in about 2010, demand dramatically increased as oil and gas producers discovered the durable, crush-resistant material. Overnight, frac sand production became the new gold rush!

Headquartered in Western Minnesota, Superior Industries was well-positioned to benefit. During the early days of the market’s expansion, a majority of frac sand came from the Upper Midwest…just hours from our largest manufacturing operation.

Frac sand producing pioneers visited our facilities, we brainstormed how to fulfill their needs and grew together. By the middle part of 2010, Superior supplied more than 75% of the conveyors used in frac sand mining.


Customer Stories

Hi-Crush

Preferred Sands

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Frac Sand CONVEYORS

TeleStacker Conveyor | Superior Industries

TeleStacker®
Conveyor

Telescoping radial stacker conveyor

Road portable designs up to 210’ (64m)

Stockpiling, bin loading and/or transloading

Trailblazer Conveyor | Superior Industries

Trailblazer®
Conveyor

500’ (152m) portable overland conveyor

Install or dismantle system in hours

Suited for temporary or portable sites

In-Plant Conveyors | Superior Industries

In-Plant
Conveyors

Interconnect other equipment within a plant

Replace existing conveyors or brand new designs

Custom engineering ensures proper functionality

Conveying Equipment | Superior Industries

All Conveying
Equipment

Don’t see the right conveyor? Check out all conveying equipment and accessories made by Superior.

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Frac Sand WASHING EQUIPMENT

Spirit Sand Plant | Superior Industries

Spirit® Sand Plant

Cyclones, dewatering screens, sumps and pumps

Sand production or fines recovery modules

Portable plant or stationary installation

Density Sizer | Superior Industries

Density Sizer

Tight control over particle separation

Separate minerals by specific gravities

Remove lightweight contaminates

Attrition Mill | Superior Industries

Attrition Mill

Surface scrubbing and polishing

Break up bonded clusters

Meet turbidity/color requirements

Washing Equipment | Superior Industries

All WASHING
Equipment

Don’t see the right equipment? Check out all washing equipment made by Superior.

VIDEO: Superior Frac Sand Capabilities

Superior is uniquely positioned to no only offer conveying and washing equipment essential to frac sand operations, but a construction management team can ensure the whole process is designed, engineered, and set up for profitability.