From Industrial Nets
Smart Net Systems frac pond nets are effective in a variety of industrial applications, including bird barrier netting for industrial settling ponds at waste facilities and oil refineries, and frac tank netting covers for all water tanks. Smart Net Systems supplies oil field netting and suspended bird barrier netting for frac pond covers or frac tank covers. We build single seamless nets to customer specification, and ship worldwide.
Our netting is manufactured using premium industrial grade netting manufactured from high-tenacity UV-protected twisted knotted polyethylene. The netting is available in 3.5” square, 2.375” square, and 2” square mesh.
The advantage of polyethylene netting for pond covers is that it floats, will not rot, and is resistant to chemicals that can be found in frac ponds. Our high-tenacity netting has a very high strength-to-weight ratio and very low wind shear factor. Due to its strength it is a much thinner filament, which increases its snow shedding properties. Other benefits of high-tenacity polyethylene netting are that it has low stretch and a much better life expectancy than other materials such as nylon.
Polyethylene is much more resistant to the elements compared to nylon or polyester, while being much lighter. The specific gravity is much less than either nylon or polyester, which both soak up water and sink if in contact with the pond surface. One of the major disadvantages of nylon is that not only will it sink, but it stretches and shrinks with changes in humidity. Polyethylene does not expand or contract.