Frac Sand


Frac sand" is a high-purity quartz sand with very durable and very round grains. It is a crush-resistant material produced for use by the petroleum industry. It is used in the hydraulic fracturing process (known as "fracking") to produce petroleum fluids, such as oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids from rock units that lack adequate pore space for these fluids to flow to a well. Most frac sand is a natural material made from high-purity sandstone. An alternative product is ceramic beads made from sintered bauxite or small metal beads made from aluminum.

Properties : Frac Sand

Color Tan
Grain Shape Sub-rounded
Bulk Density 95 - 100 lb/ft3 (1520-1600 kg/m3) Varies with particle size. Values are determined for individual projects if required. Typical values are: Frac Sand 1.50 tonnes per m³
Hardness, Mohs 6.5 - 7
Specific Gravity 2.65
Moisture Content 0.1% weight
Acid Solubility <5% weight

Size : Frac Sand


Chemical Analysis & Properties: Frac Sand

Silica SiO2 95 - 98.5 %
Alumina Al2O3 3.0 - 4.5 %
Iron Oxide Fe2O3 0.25 - 0.35 %
Calcium Oxide CaO 0.25 - 0.65 %
Magnesium Oxide MgO 0.07 - 0.15 %
Sodium Oxide Na2O 0.60 - 0.80 %
Titanium Oxide TiO2 0.10 max
Loss on Ignition LOI 0.30 - 0.55 %