Data Management for Fracturing Sand

Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of its  SandTrack™ data management for fracturing sand. Hydraulic fracturing is a well stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a pressurized liquid. The process involves the high-pressure injection of a “fracing fluid”(primarily water containing sand or other proppants suspended with the aid of thickening agents) into a wellbore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations through which natural gas, petroleum, and brine will flow more freely. When the hydraulic pressure is removed from the well, small grains of hydraulic fracturing proppants (either sand or aluminium oxide) hold the fractures open. Hydraulic fracturing began as an experiment in 1947, and the first commercially successful application followed in 1950.

SandTrack™ is a robust standalone data management software application specifically designed for Hydraulic Fracturing Sand Facilities, as well as other types of sand. It integrates seamlessly with a Sterling Systems & Controls process control system to provide data management and historical data logging for activities that occur throughout the control system.

An optional data import/export module is available with SandTrack™ to provide a bridge between third party truck and railcar systems and Sterling Systems control systems. This allows truck and railcar tickets to be imported from the third party system, serviced by the control system, and exported back to the third party system.

The SandTrack™ software application provides inventory data management, data logging, ticket printing, management reports, and also bridging between the aforementioned systems and the Sterling Systems  Supervisory software application for remote access using a browser, as well as remote Corporate Network and ERP system.

Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. has 50 years of experience providing efficient solutions for batching, micro, minor and bulk weighing, bulk bag handling systems, process controls, as well as plant automation.  Sterling Systems’ designs utilize the latest technology to provide specialized data management, raw material management, along with production data tracking.  For more information contact Sterling Systems & Controls by phone at 1-815-625-0852, by emailed at, and on the internet at