Proppant discharge system and a container for use in such a proppant discharge system

CAFC
  • US 8,585,341 B1
  • Filed: 10/25/2012
  • Issued: 11/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/23/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A proppant discharge system comprising:

  • a container having a bottom and a pair of sidewalls and a pair of end walls and a top, said container having an inlet formed at or adjacent to said top, said container having an outlet formed at said bottom, said container having a gate slidably affixed at said outlet so as to be horizontally movable between a first position covering said outlet and a second position opening said outlet, said gate having a pin fixedly affixed thereto, said pin extending outwardly of said gate; and

    a support structure having a top surface and an actuator, said container being removably positioned on said top surface of said support structure, said actuator having a receptacle, said actuator for moving said receptacle horizontally adjacent said top surface of said support structure, said pin of said gate engageable with said receptacle when said container is positioned on said top surface of said support structure, said actuator for moving said gate from said first position to said second position.

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