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Electrical Power Equipment Cleaning with Dry Ice Blasting

Cleaning electrical power equipment is safer, faster, and most effective with dry ice blasting.

Dry ice blasting can be used to clean generators, turbines, stators, rotors, compressors, boilers, and heat recovery steam generators (HRSG). Using dry ice blasting to clean electrical power equipment is non-conductive and environmentally friendly compared to traditional cleaning methods. With this cleaning method, the chance of failure is reduced, megohm readings are improved, polarization indices increased, and thermal dissipation improved.

Cleaning time is drastically reduced with dry ice blasting as it leaves no secondary waste, film, or residue on contact surfaces. It is also cost-efficient because it allows faster reassembly with no drying time.

Contact us today if you have further questions or would like to learn more about using dry ice blasting to clean electrical power equipment.

Benefits of Using Dry Ice Blasting to Clean Electrical Power Equipment

Dry ice blasting is fast, thorough, and can be performed on-line without the need for disassembly or drying time. The process is non-abrasive and replaces chemical or solvent-based cleaning with manual scarping.

The advantages of using dry ice blasting to clean electrical power equipment include:

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

Popular Dry Ice Blasting Applications for Electrical Power Equipment

Some of the popular dry ice blasting cleaning applications for electrical power equipment include hydro generating equipment (stators & rotors), transformers, substations, gas turbine generators, nuclear decontamination, insulators, motor control centers, power distribution panels, and system components.

  • Fin Fan Cleaning
  • Heat exchangers
  • Chillers, Evaporators & Condensers
  • Generator Fans
  • Air Exchangers
  • Electrical Components Cleaning
  • Transformer Cleaning
  • Stator and Rotor Cleaning
  • Gas Turbine Cleaning
  • Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Cleaning
  • Cogeneration Boilers
  • Decontaminating a “Semi-Hot” Cell

Before & After

Check out these before and after photos of Electric Power projects completed by Wickens Dry Ice Blasting.

Electrical equipment in an electrical power plant cleaned using dry ice blasting.
Dry ice blasting safely cleaned delicate electrical equipment in an electrical power plant.
Electrical equipment in an electrical power plant cleaned using dry ice blasting.

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