Bitumen/Asphalt/Tar Removal with Dry Ice Blasting
- Dislodges easily due to cold temperature of Dry Ice
- No secondary waste stream
- Cleans in place
- Fast and effective
- High quality of clean
Bitumen, tar and asphalt can build up on bulk storage tanks, heating coils, road tankers and surface dressing equipment used for road maintenance and repair. This can mask problems and lead to inefficiencies. This is evident when bitumen builds up on heating coils and the efficiency of the heat transfer process is greatly reduced.
With such a heavy product, regular maintenance and cleaning is vital to ensure that equipment works efficiently and problems or defects are clearly visible.
Dry Ice Blasting is ideal for removal of bitumen/tar/asphalt from equipment. The cold temperature of Dry Ice at -78.5°C degrees causes the bitumen to freeze, crack and lift off. Therefore, the bitumen is easily removed and the equipment is cleaned to a superior standard.
No Chemicals or Water
Dry Ice Blasting is a dry, moisture free process; it contains no water and no chemicals. Hence, no extra mess is created.
Cleans in Place
Dry Ice Blasting cleans in place, with little to no need for disassembly of equipment. Due to this, downtime for cleaning is significantly reduced.
No Secondary Waste
Dry Ice Blasting does not produce a secondary waste stream as Dry Ice sublimates to a gas. This significantly reduces the time and costs associated with clean up and disposal.
How can Polar IceTech help?
At Polar IceTech, we are solutions providers that specialise in Dry Ice Blasting. We mobilise teams across the island of Ireland to provide our service. Contact us today for more information.