What is Dry Ice Blasting?
Dry Ice Blasting is both a non-waste productive and environmentally friendly form of controlled precision cleaning which is used in many different industries. Using frozen Carbon Dioxide in 3mm pellet form as the blasting medium leaves no residue because the blasting medium returns to gaseous state upon impact. This allows the cleaning to take place with minimal disruption to machinery or the processes around the cleaning area.
Dry Ice Blasting removes scales/contaminants in three ways:
- Supersonic speed of dry ice pellets being propelled by compressed air
- Thermal effect of the dry ice hitting the scale/contaminate loosens adhesion
- Expansion of dry ice sublimating to gaseous state expanding 800 times its original area space aids to lift the scale/contaminate from substrate
Dry Ice Blasting is a controlled method of cleaning; by selecting the correct nozzles, rates of pellet usage and pressures, it can be used to gently clean surfaces such as soft plastics, or adjusted to remove hard rust and paint from metal surfaces.
Dry Ice Scotland is experienced in the refurbishment of turbines, generators and heat exchangers, both on and off-site. Specialist services include stator winding cleaning, turbine refurbishment, HRSG cleaning and internal heat exchanger tube cleaning.
Offshore Oil & Gas
Dry Ice Scotland’s personnel are fully trained in working offshore with all required and relevant certificates. For more information, please contact us.
Onshore Oil & Gas
Dry Ice Scotland is experienced in the refurbishment of oil and gas specific equipment and structures, including subsea components, drill pipe and OCTG, heat exchangers, compressors and pipe assemblies.
Industrial and Petrochemical
Dry Ice Blasting is ideal for sensitive or hazardous environments in which a powerful cleaning medium is required, including mining, downstream oil and gas and chemical facilities. The small amounts of residual waste can be collected and removed during cleaning.
Dry Ice Blasting is suitable for cleaning manufacturing components- including plastic moulding, rubber moulding and foundry equipment- while still hot and fully assembled.
Dry Ice Blasting is ideal for safely cleaning and disinfecting pharmaceutical equipment. We are experienced in cleaning incubation tanks, biofilm and trolleys.
Dry Ice Scotland uses food-grade dry ice and our specialised containment solution to effectively clean food facilities with zero contamination.