Our customer service department answers many questions regarding our industrial sand products for all the industries we serve. The questions range from extraction of the material to use and storage. As a resource to our customers and website viewers, the listing below represents the most frequently asked questions. What does USGA stand for?
USGA stands for United States Golf Association. USGA has a set of standards that have been developed over the years for bunker sands, top dressing and green construction. These recommendations vary from region to region in the United States.
What organic matter is blended into the greens mix produced from Orange County?
Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss is blended with our high quality sand to enhance with water retention and when it decomposes it adds as a nutrient supplement for grass growing.
How many tons of sand from Orange County is equivalent to 1 cubic yard?
Approximately 1.25 tons.
How many tons of greens mix are needed for a typical USGA constructed green?
The typical USGA green requires 350-375 tons.
What is the formula for calculating the amount of sand needed for a playground?
Width x Length x Depth = cubic ft.
Multiple Cubic Ft by 90(lbs per cubic ft).
Divide the answer by 2,000 to equal the total tons needed.
At what operations does Premier Silica have custom blending capabilities?
Our Brady, Orange County, Colorado Springs, Glass Rock and Millwood Operations have custom blending to meet specialized specs, for all your recreational needs.
Is product delivery available directly to the customer's location?
Yes. Through highly advanced supply chain capabilities and an expert staff, Premier Silica works closely with customers to arrange for reliable transportation directly to their locations. Depending on the Premier Silica site that services you, we offer either truck or rail delivery options.
Where does Premier Silica have rail access?
Three of our operations have rail capabilities. Our Bakersfield Operation has BN access and our Brady and Colorado Springs Operations have BN & UP access. For our customer's convenience, Premier Silica posts monthly fuel surcharge rates in the Services
section of our website.
What are Premier Silica's packaging options?
For customers who prefer to have product delivered packaged rather than in bulk, Premier Silica can provide its high quality silica sands in 50 lbs., 100 lbs., or 3,000 lbs. Super Sacks. Bagged material is provided with shrink wrapping on palettes for the customer's handling and storage convenience.
Can Premier Silica load product in containers?
Yes. We have the ability to load containers at our Brady, Bakersfield, Colorado Springs and Orange County Operations. This enables us to reach and service our overseas customers.
What is the silica content of Premier Silica industrial sands?
Depending on the Premier Silica site that produces high quality silica sands, the silica content will vary from 80% to 99.5%. For more information about a plant's specific chemical properties, please contact our inside service representative at 866-780-0974.