Fabric Maintenance Productivity Gains and Cost Savings

Our most recent innovation, HICO2 blasting equipment, was recently deployed onto a major Gas Terminal in Northern Europe to remove heavy corrosion and defective coatings from pipework.

Section of pipework before blasting
Section of pipework before blasting

The project formed part of a fabric maintenance campaign, used by the existing fabric maintenance contractor. This brought nearly 300% gains in productivity and a massive 65% cost reduction compared to traditional methods.

HICO2 blasting is a unique and innovative process developed by Dry Ice Scotland specifically for the removal of corrosion and coatings during fabric maintenance campaigns. The process removes surface contaminants and leaves a surface suitable for immediate recoating.

The process leaves no media residue, bringing huge savings in encapsulation and clean-up. The specialist media, HICO2, is manufactured on-site.

Section of pipework following HICO2 blasting
Section of pipework following HICO2 blasting

The project was a huge success and the equipment has now been maintained on-site to be used as part of the long-term fabric maintenance equipment mix. The blasting equipment is fully ATEX-certified and Dry Ice Scotland provided training and supervision to the on-site contractor.

Significant productivity gains and cost savings were realised due to the man hours saved on scaffold, encapsulation, masking up, day to day clean-up, final clean up, scaffold dismantle and removing of all sheeting protection.

 

For further information, please contact Ed Nimmons on ed@dryicescotland.com.

Dry Ice Scotland take top prize at Scottish Edge Awards

The team at Dry Ice Scotland were delighted to be selected as a winner of the Scottish Edge Awards last night at RBS Gogarburn, taking home one of the top prizes available.

Out of 292 applications, the final stage of the competition consisted of live pitches from some of Scotland’s most promising start-ups, entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses.

Richard Nimmons, Dry Ice Scotland MD, stated: “The win is absolutely pivotal for us as a company. It will allow to accelerate plans for our most exciting product development yet, enabling us to service markets all over the world.”

Dry Ice Scotland’s pitch focused on the development of their revolutionary, world-first process which can be deployed in any location globally (including offshore), and removes corrosion and defective coatings without creating any mess.

A huge thanks goes out to all the team at Elevator in Aberdeen, Bob Keiller of AB15, Kevin Grainger of Pitch Perfect (all for exceptional support in developing the pitch) and John McQueston of Business Gateway.

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Dry Ice Scotland Showcases Offshore Offering at Topsides UK

Ed Richard

Dry Ice Scotland enjoyed an excellent opportunity to engage with key decision-makers in the offshore sector at the Topsides UK exhibition last week. As we grow our offshore dry ice blasting offering and other services in the Oil & Gas industry, it was an excellent chance to hear of new innovations in the sector and find potential collaborative opportunities with other offshore maintenance companies. A special mention to Michal Wachucik of Abermedia who supplied excellent photography. Continue reading “Dry Ice Scotland Showcases Offshore Offering at Topsides UK”

Dry Ice Scotland – Enjoying the Benefits of the Elevator Program in Aberdeen and Engagement with the Oil & Gas Industry

Dry Ice Scotland has had an excellent opportunity to build on its presence in the Oil & Gas capital of Europe by participating in the Elevator Accelerator programme in Aberdeen. The purpose of the program is to bring together innovative, exciting young companies together in a progressive and dynamic environment in order to encourage collaboration and growth.

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