Electrical Power Generation and HRSG Cleaning

Dry Ice Blasting Cleans Electrical Equipment; a Safe, Fast and “Green”  Alternative

Dry Ice Blasting offers an effective way to complete maintenance on electrical power generation equipment and cleaning of HRSG

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning offers a safe, effective and fast way to complete maintenance on electric power generation equipment. Our dry ice blasting projects include generators, turbines, stators, rotors, compressors, boilers and HRSGs. The dry ice blasting process is non-conductive and environmentally friendly compared to traditional cleaning methods. Dry ice blasting will reduce the chance of catastrophic failure, improve megohm readings, increase polarization indices and improve thermal dissipation.

Dry ice eliminates secondary waste and leaves no film or residue on the contact surfaces. This process drastically reduces cleaning time and provides a greater detail cleaning allowing faster reassembly with no drying time and substantially reducing costs.

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Benefits of Cleaning Electrical Equipment & Components with Dry Ice Blasting

Dry Ice Blast cleaning is a process that can be safely used on electrical apparatus. There is no damage to stator slots, turbine blades or other delicate components. Popular applications include but are not limited to; hydro generating equipment (stators & rotors), transformers, substations, gas turbine generators, nuclear decontamination, insulators, motor control centers, power distribution panels and system components.

  • Safe for equipment
  • Safe for the environment
  • Safe for employees
  • Cleaned in place
  • Dry on contact
  • No secondary waste
  • No power outage


Transformer Cleaning

Dry ice blasting removes dirt, grime and loose paint from transformers, thus improving performance, in less time than other cleaning methods. The process is completely dry and can be done on-site, which substantially reduces downtime. Following cleaning, transformers can also be painted to the customer's specifications.

Stator and Rotor Cleaning

Dry ice blasting removes carbon deposits from windings along with other contaminate from both the air vents on the stator and the rotor. Also oil and greases are removed from the bottom of the rotor without damage to the insulating coatings or glyptal. A rotor and stator can typically be cleaned in 20% of the time and more thoroughly than it takes to clean by hand.

Gas Turbine Cleaning

Dry ice blasting cleans the rotor and casing. Rotor blades are cleaned removing deposits or fouling buildup from the blades without damage to the metal surfaces. Carbon buildup and mechanical debris is removed from the casing vanes. Dry ice also provides rapid cleaning of ancillary turbine parts facilitating fast turnaround.

HRSG Cleaning

High pressure tube wall cleaning with dry ice removes corrosion and gas deposits from the tubes and fins. Our extensive experience allows us to offer a turn key service in scaffold erection and confined space work.

Cogeneration Boilers

Boiler wall and heating tubes are cleaned with dry ice blasting, drastically improving heat transfer and flow. Quick turnaround is offered by our experienced technicians in confined space and scaffolding.

Decontaminating a "Semi-Hot" Cell

There are a number of old reactors and nuclear facilities that are either being dismantled or planned for decommissioning. Dry ice blasting can be used for decontamination of a "semi-hot" cell where lower levels of radioactivity are present. Dry ice blasting can also be used for decontaminating building surfaces and removal of contaminated coatings.

Cleaning Electronic Components

Tricky clean up requires a powerful solution. Dry Ice Blast cleaning removes dirt, grime, tar, and bitumen to reveal a clean surface, on electrical components. Dry Ice is safe around wires, without disassembly or downtime. Wickens Dry Ice Blasting machines are portable so cleaning can be done in place and do not take up a lot of room.

Dry Ice Blasting can be used to clean Electrical Panels, Variable Frequency Drives, & Welded Components.

Cable Tray Cleaning

Here it From Them..

“Our engineers love the fact that we can clean motors and generators faster and cleaner than ever before.”


“One-third of the debris removed from our stators by CO2 blast cleaning originated from previous grit blasting."


 -   Ontario Power Generation