A vacuum fleet operator offloads process water from an oil well at Fortress Environmental’s four-bay salt water disposal facility in Waelder TX. In addition to water disposal, the 15-acre facility offers a wide variety of oilfield support services.
High-speed pumps with high-capacity filters can empty a trailer load of oil well process water in just minutes.
Fortress Environmental’s newest addition to its oilfield services supercenter in Waelder is this $2.5 million drilling mud processing facility. The state-of-the-art system can handle water- and oil-based drilling mud.
Vehicle and equipment washing is a big part of the Fortress Environmental oilfield services supercenter. The three wash bays on the right are for exterior washes of trucks and tractor-trailer rigs. The three bays on the left are used for tank trailer and frac tank cleanouts.
Wash rack workers pay close attention to detail during exterior vehicle washes.
Fortress Environmental cleans large numbers of frac tanks in its wash out operation. Even in the current market enough drilling is underway to ensure a steady flow of frac tanks.
A worker uses a pressure washer to send cleaning residue to the water treatment system following a tractor-trailer exterior wash.
Fortress Environmental’s wash water treatment system includes this oil/water separator next to the tank washout bays.
Fortress Environmental drilled an 8,000-ft plus deep salt water disposal well that can handle 25,000 barrels of produced salt water a day.
Powerful pumps are used to send treated process water down the 8,000-ft plus deep salt water disposal well.
Each of the four unloading lanes at the water disposal operation has its own filter and high-speed pump.
This WaterMaze unit is another part of Fortress Environmental wash water treatment system.
Six Hotsy pressure washer units provide plenty of hot water for the vehicle wash operation.
Wastewater generated in the vehicle wash operation is filtered by the WaterMaze unit to remove solids.
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