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THe blue trailers

Postby Forrest747 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:19 pm

THe blue trailer what are they used for? I have googled to my hearts content and cant find them.
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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:24 pm

They look like they may be what is called piggy-back shipping containers. Trucks move them to where they can be loaded onto ships or rail cars for transport long distances.
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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby Forrest747 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:30 pm

Yeah guys at work were talking about the flooding and one guy ask me what those odd trailers are. i have seen them before they have some sort of steps going to the top. i figured that they came uncoupled and then winched down, but as far as thier purpose no idea
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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby SLUG36 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:55 pm

they are non potable water shipping containers.


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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:50 pm

SLUG36 wrote:they are non potable water shipping containers.


http://www.rainforrent.com/Products/Tanks-and-Boxes/


So, now, we know! Thanks, Slug.
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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby mezmo » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:16 pm

I've also seen them called "Mud Trailers" as they are used to
transport the various "Muds" used when drilling for oil. I believe
the "muds" are used as lubricants or such.
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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby 48Rob » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:39 pm

they are non potable water shipping containers.


http://www.rainforrent.com/Products/Tanks-and-Boxes/


Slug,

How did you know?

Are you familiar with them, or are you good at searching?

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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby lrrowe » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:34 pm

I am glad they are some good and plausible answers. Because I tend to look for the conspiracy answers which can be a bad thing. :o
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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby SLUG36 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:16 pm

48Rob wrote:
they are non potable water shipping containers.


http://www.rainforrent.com/Products/Tanks-and-Boxes/


Slug,

How did you know?

Are you familiar with them, or are you good at searching?

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I have seen them locally, and googled the company. I live in a highly industrial part of Texas, with tons of refinery's around. I knew they were used for water transport.
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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby 48Rob » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:05 am

Slug,

Thanks!

I thought maybe you had special method of searching...I'm always up for learning better ways to find answers.

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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby rebapuck » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:04 pm

Who wants non-potable water?
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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby RonS » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:00 am

rebapuck wrote:Who wants non-potable water?


Drillers/frackers. I saw a lot of these sitting around gas well sites when I was traveling through the Marcellus Shale region of PA. They were putting these on site and using regular tanker trucks to refill.
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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby Corwin C » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:56 am

Point of clarification ... they are portable tanks for water, "mud", etc. however they do not have adequate load carrying ability to actually haul the liquids (single dual wheel axle limited to 20,000 lbs in most states.) When traveling down the road they are usually empty or almost empty. These tanks are almost always part of a mobile drill rig, dust control or washing station for a crushing operation, or other temporary work setup where the actual liquid is hauled in seperately, but needs to be stored on site while being used. Some have agitators (paddles, augers, pumps, etc.) that keep the contents stirred so that the "mud" doesn't separate.
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Re: THe blue trailers

Postby tdprice54 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:14 pm

Here in the oil fields of Texas those are called "Frac" tanks as someone suggested. They are used for storage of water,mud, drilling fluids, or whatever. I use them when I am hydro-testing pipelines once they are complteted. If you retain your water and test it, there are not as many permits required by D.O.T and rail Road commision. We use them in the oilfield every day. heck I used to build them. Rental is about $500 a day sometimes. I had 25 on my job a couple of months back for 90 days.
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