Dry Ice Blasting in the Power Generation Industry

Cleaning electrical equipment is a necessity if power plants, and the industry in total, are to reach maximum efficiency and ultimate production capabilities. The costs associated with downtime and machines out of operation can be significant, however, cleaning can often not be a priority considering the amount of downtime involved. Not cleaning the equipment on time can lead to reduced efficiency, and in some cases outages caused by flashover.

Over the past decade Polar IceTech Ltd have become Dry Ice Blasting specialists delivering eco-friendly cryogenic cleaning solutions suitable to the sensitive requirements of the Power Generation industry.

“Whatever cleaning solutions that are used in power plants it is essential that it’s non-conductive and it can be done as quickly as possible. Our customers in the power generation industry in Ireland continue to recall our services because we can meet these demands reducing the typical outage time needed for cleaning by up to 65% , all the while delivering an excellent cleaning solution,” said Damien McDonnell, Managing Director of Polar IceTech Ltd.

“Dry-ice blasting is a non-conductive, environmentally responsible cleaning process that allows equipment to be cleaned in-place, without cool-down or disassembly. Carbon, grease and dirt contribute to low megohm readings as well as catastrophic equipment failure. Dry-ice blasting removes these contaminants, improving readings and restoring machine efficiency.”

Just some of the many applications for Dry Ice Blasting include:

  • Turbines
  • Compressors and generators
  • AC/DC motors
  • Circuit breakers
  • Switch gears
  • Transformers
  • Rotors
  • Stators
  • Insulators
  • Field frames
  • Substation isolators and bushings
  • Fire and smoke damage

The benefits of using dry-ice blasting equipment to clean your power-generation equipment are manifold, and include:

  • Reduced catastrophic failure
  • Improved megohm readings
  • Increased polarization indices
  • Improved thermal dissipation
  • Reduced outage time for cleaning (by 65%)
  • Elimination of secondary waste
  • Non-conduction
  • Non-abrasiveness
  • Environmentally responsible cleaning

Costs connected with the disposal of hazardous chemicals or solvents are saved because dry ice vaporizes on contact with the surface being treated. Only the dislodged coating material must be removed from beneath the treated object.

Get full details on how our Power Generation clients are using Dry Ice Blasting

Dry-ice blasting is extremely efficient, takes little time and does not in any way damage equipment being cleaned. Your investment in our dry-ice blasting equipment is therefore paid back within a short space of time.

Contact Polar IceTech Ltd for a details understand of How Dry Ice Blasting work for the Power Generation Industry

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