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Dry Ice Blasting Safely Cleans Electrical Equipment at Alberta’s Oil Sands with Zero Eco-Footprint

Oil sands mining and related equipment cleaning requires a unique, “green” cleaning method and must meet the highest environmental, health, and safety standards. In particular, sensitive hydro-generating equipment and electrical components require routine maintenance and cleaning as failures account for millions of dollars of damage each year, with more than two-thirds of these failures being preventable through routine maintenance.

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is a safe, fast, and “green” cleaning alternative around electrical applications.

 

Why Dry Ice Blasting is Ideal for Cleaning Electrical Equipment in the Oil Sands 

Located in Fort McMurray, Western Dry Ice Blasting effectively eliminates carbon deposits, oil, greases, mechanical debris, and other contaminants without damaging metal surfaces, insulating coatings, or glyptal, obtaining superior results in just 20% of the time compared to cleaning by hand. Our method is the most thorough, safe, fast, and eco-friendly solution to clean hydro generating and electrical applications including:

  • Stators
  • Rotors
  • Gas Turbines & Ancilliary Parts
  • Transformers
  • Insulators
  • Motor Control Centers
  • Air Vents
  • Casing Vanes
  • Power Distribution Panels
  • System Components
  • Electrical Panels
  • Fin Fans
  • Cable Trays
  • Variable Frequency Drives

Advantages of Dry Ice Blasting Over Other Cleaning Methods

  • Safe to use around electrical components
  • Non-abrasive with zero eco-footprint
  • Leaves a clean and dry surface
  • No secondary waste after the cleaning process
  • No damage to machinery and parts
  • No downtime after the cleaning
  • Improved electrical resistance levels

 

These images show the damage that occurs when equipment is not cleaned or maintained.

Contact us today to discuss the best cleaning solutions for your business and equipment!

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Please provide us with a few contact details and we will contact you about a free Dry Ice Blasting demonstration, or will be happy to answer any other questions you may have.

How Dry Ice Blasting Works

The Three Powerful Forces of Dry Ice Blasting

  1. Kinetic Energy Transfer Dry ice pellets are accelerated by compressed air to high speeds – fracturing the top layer of dirt/residue.
  2. Micro-Thermal Energy Transfer The different materials contract unequally and the adherence between them decreases. This thermal difference helps to separate the dirt/residue from the substrate.
  3. Sublimation Energy Transfer After the dry ice makes its initial impact, it instantaneously turns from a solid to a gas. The volume expansion (by a factor of 700) causes a micro explosion that detaches the dirt/residue from the substrate.

Additional Electrical Equiptment Cleaning Details

Turbines, Transformers, Stators, Rotors, and More

Dry Ice Blasting is a safe, fast, and eco-friendly solution to clean hydro generating equipment (stators and rotors), gas turbines, transformers, insulators, motor control centers, power distribution panels, system components, and more. This method effectively eliminates carbon deposits, oil, greases, mechanical debris, and other contaminants from air vents, casing vanes, and ancillary turbine parts, facilitating a fast turnaround.

Fin Fan Coolers

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning can improve the efficiency of fin fan coolers by up to 35% by cleaning out years of built-up dust and debris, allowing air to pass through the fins. Dry Ice Blast Cleaning will remove unwanted blockages without damaging delicate fins, allowing the cooler to perform it’s task optimally.

 

 

Variable Frequency Drives

Carbon dust buildup on VFDs can lead to arcing across terminals causing short circuits. Dry Ice Blasting can be aggressive enough to remove all surface contamination while delicate enough to not damage the components of the drive.

 

Cable Trays

Cable trays that are used in commercial and industrial buildings are often installed in hard-to-reach places. Dry Ice Blasting can be used on electrical components safely, getting all the hard-to-reach areas. Regular cleaning of these cable trays are important for safety, as they collect dust and dirt that could be flammable.

FREE DRY ICE BLASTING DEMO IN FORT McMURRAY

EXPERIENCE DRY ICE BLASTING FOR YOURSELF

Please provide us with a few contact details and we will contact you about a free Dry Ice Blasting demonstration, or will be happy to answer any other questions you may have.

Results That Matter

Contact us today to discuss the best cleaning solutions for your business and equipment!