McLanahan Develops Stock Configurable UltraSAND Plant to Meet Customers’ Unique Needs Quickly

McLanahan has designed a standard-type UltraSAND Plant for stock availability that can be tailored to meet an application’s specific needs.


“We wanted to provide something that we could put in stock and have readily available, but we do not want to have the producer force their application into fitting into one of our standard plants,” explained Rick Madara, McLanahan’s Director of Sales for North America.

“We thought a little bit differently. We wanted to produce a plant that would actually fit a producer’s application. We talked to our customers, we talked to our dealers and we looked at the thousands of applications that have come into us every year to provide this type of equipment. What we found was a lot of these requests fit within a window. We felt that if we designed a standard plant that would fit within that window, we could easily satisfy a lot of our customers’ requests.”

Hydrocyclones, also called cyclones, classify the sand, providing the separation necessary for each application to achieve its desired product. After reviewing past application data and speaking to its dealers and customers, McLanahan developed three different Hydrocyclone clusters to better fit the Configurable UltraSAND Plant to an application. These three cyclone clusters can handle a wide range of applications very efficiently.

“The nice thing about these cyclone clusters is they’re all interchangeable. We keep them in stock. They all fit on the common cyclone structure in the base plant. We can look at an application and as long as it fits within this wide window, we can pick and choose which cyclone cluster we want to use based on the customer’s wants and their desired product,” said Madara. 


In addition to being readily available, the Configurable UltraSAND Plant is quick and easy to set up, so producers can be up and running in a matter of days. It features extra-wide walkways that allow for ease of maintenance and efficient sampling, and it is comprised of all McLanahan designed, manufactured and field-proven equipment.

“The Configurable UltraSAND Plant meets the same high-quality standards that you would expect coming out of a McLanahan facility,” Madara shared. “It’s just now it is going to be readily available. We’re going to have it in stock. It’s going to be easy to set up. It’s going to be quick to set up. All this is supported by a fantastic dealer network and backed by a family-owned company that’s been in business for over 185 years, so we’re pretty excited about this product.”

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