05 Oct Exploring the Advantages of Dry Ice Blasting for Power and Utility
Dry ice is extremely cold (-109 degrees Fahrenheit) and when exposed to warmer temperatures, it instantly changes from a solid into a gas. Dry ice blasting services can be used in countless industry sectors for a wide variety of deep cleaning and sanitation purposes. However, it presents a distinct set of advantages when properly used within the power and utility industry. Here are just a few benefits that dry ice blasting solutions can provide to power and utility service environments.
Traditional cleaning methods aren’t nearly as versatile of those involving dry ice blasting services. Dry ice blasting uses air compressed between 80 and 90 PSI to blast pellets of dry ice at a high velocity to clean a variety of surfaces. This allows it to penetrate some of the most technical and fragile components of any electrical system — even the smallest parts. From generators to turbines, rotors, switch gears, field frames, stators, insulators, diaphragms, windings, economizer fins, substation isolators, bushings, circuit breakers, and much more, you can rest assured that dry ice cleaning is the most efficient and effective solution.
There’s no denying the fact that electrical components covered with debris can pose a risk to anyone working around the vicinity. But on top of that, dirty electrical components don’t work nearly as well as those that have been cleaned safely using dry ice blasting. Dry ice blasting removes even the hardest to reach areas filled with grime and debris, leaving your electrical components as clean as possible and ready to work as efficiently as ever before.
Finally, dry ice blasting is ideal for power and utility services because it drastically cuts back on cleaning time, leaving more time for operational productivity. This is mostly because the small inner workings of the electrical components being cleaned do not need to be taken apart or disassembled prior to the dry ice blasting process. Normally, the disassembly itself would pose major time constraints with traditional cleaning methods. Dry ice blasting eliminates this tedious process completely.
The first patent regarding dry-ice technology was issued in 1947, and since then, it’s evolved to be suitable for countless technical and mechanical based industries. For more information about dry ice blasting services, contact Mammoth Dry Ice.