Sierra Dust Control provides safe, effective, patented methods of controlling silica dust generated during hydraulic fracturing operations anywhere in the lower 48 states.

 

Sierra Dust Control, LLC is located and headquartered out of the same facility and management as Sierra Frac Sand, LLC. In 2012, Sierra Frac Sand began trying and testing different methods of controlling dust generated during hydraulic fracturing operations. Sierra Dust Control, LLC was officially formed in October 2013. Improvements are continually being made for quality, efficiency, and to be operator friendly. We have been granted 4 patents with others pending including in Canada.

what is Silicosis?

Silicosis is caused by inhaling tiny pieces of silica dust over time. Silica is a mineral that is part of sand, rock, and other minerals like Quartz, and has been classified as a human lung carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). Those particles can cause fluid buildup and scar tissue in the lungs. Over long periods of time, lung capacity can begin to decrease and can make breathing very difficult and can lead to respiratory failure.

 

Focus of work is aimed at areas identified by NIOSH as potential source(s) of silica exposure:

  1. Release from top hatches, sand movers
  2. Transfer belt under sand movers
  3. Site traffic
  4. Sand dropping in blender hopper
  5. Release from T-belt operations
  6. Release from dragon tail
  7. Dust ejected from fill ports on sand movers
  8. Release from work uniforms

Benefits of Sierra’s Total Dust Control System

  • Employee health & safety
  • more enjoyable work environment
  • more productive employees
  • reduction in maintenance cost
  • improvement in the life of equipment
  • compliance with OSHA and industry standards
  • improved public relations
  • positive industry image
  • reduction in liability risks
  • keeps sand dry during inclement weather

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