Dry ice blasting and switch gear maintenance
Power generation professionals know that one key to peak performance is clean electrical equipment. However, the demand to keep the equipment running often leads to deferred cleaning and maintenance, reduced efficiency, and in some cases, outages caused by failure.
Dry ice blasting is the most effective, safest, and cleanest way of cleaning power generation equipment. From small electric motors to power stations, all can be cleaned without the use of chemicals. It is a good alternative to traditional sandblasting, grit blasting, and shot blasting.
Dry ice blasting provides a non-conductive, environmentally responsible cleaning process that allows equipment to be cleaned in place, without cooldown or disassembly. In addition, the outage time typically needed for cleaning can be reduced by up to 80%.
Carbon, grease, and dirt contribute to low meg readings as well as catastrophic equipment failure. CO2 cleaning removes these contaminants, improving readings and restoring machine efficiency.
Examples of equipment
- Compressors & Generators
- AC/DC Motors
- Circuit Breakers
- Switch Gears
- Field Frames
- Substation Isolators and Bushings
Benefits of dry ice blasting electrical equipment:
- Reduce catastrophic failure.
- Improve megohm readings.
- Increase polarization indices.
- Improve thermal dissipation.
- Reduce outage time for cleaning by 80%.
- Eliminate secondary waste.
- Environmentally responsible.