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Using Passive Microseismic Monitoring For Site Safety

With mine- and drill-site safety becoming an increasingly crucial topic in many projects today, new technologies are arising to seismically monitor the structural integrity of any mine or drill site that may consist of rock structures or structural discontinuities.

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U.S. Silica Forges Strategic Relationship with Wildcat Minerals

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Wildcat Minerals LLC which provides the company with potential sand storage and rail capacity at 16 of Wildcat’s sand storage facilities located near several major unconventional oil and gas shale basins.

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Weir Opens New Canadian Distribution Center

Frac sand processing-equipment manufacturer Weir Minerals relocated its Weir Minerals Canada Fort McMurray, Alberta, service and distribution operation to a new facility in the MacKenzie Industrial Park. This 19,000-sq.-ft. facility will support customers in the Athabasca Oil Sands with a much larger presence for customer service/order entry, inventory and field service operations in this expanding marketplace, according to the company.

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Bailey-Parks Develops Urethane Frac-Sand Piping System

Bailey-Parks Urethane has developed a long-lasting polyurethane piping system to replace the metal systems used on trailers that transport fracking sand, according to the company. Highly customizable, the Sand Viper piping system includes 16 modular components that can be used to build a complete piping system to fit nearly any specifications.

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