HEAVY EQUIPMENT CLEANING
General Abrasives Co. Inc. provides customized dry ice cleaning solutions for everything from removing heavy slag to cleaning sensitive electronic components. Dry ice is a valuable alternative to sandblasting or abrasive cleaning methods for many products.
BENEFITS OF DRY ICE BLASTING FOR INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT
With adjustable streams and PSIs ranging from ranging from 60 to 250 PSI, our equipment allows us to service a wide range of applications with a single mechanical system, from industrial equipment to chemical tank cleaning services. Versus traditional cleaning methods, including sand blasting, water blasting, soda blasting, hand cleaning, or solvents and chemicals, dry ice blasting is non-conductive and non-abrasive, in addition to being non-toxic and producing no secondary waste.
Used in a variety of industries, dry ice blasting is:
Dry ice blasting can be conducted in-situ, eliminating the need to take equipment out of service, dismantle, and move to a cleaning area. Eliminating the need for water and reducing hazardous waste or chemical drainage, cleanup following dry ice blasting is as easy as sweeping up the residue that has been removed from the surfaces. Since there is no water introduced during this cleaning process, electrical parts and generators can be back in service immediately because you don’t have to wait for water or chemicals to dry.
DRY ICE BLASTING APPLICATIONS
The versatility provided by dry ice blasting can be incorporated into both general cleaning applications as well as specialized remediation and heavy-duty cleaning services, including chemical tank cleaning services.
Used for adhesive, coatings, and corrosion removal, tool cleaning and parts refinishing, surface preparation and remediation, dry ice blasting provides a versatile cleaning solution that will not damage sensitive or delicate surfaces or surrounding areas while being aggressive enough to meet industrial process cleanliness standards.
Common Uses for Dry Ice Blasting:
HOW IT WORKS
Cleaning in place via a flexible nozzle that can penetrate small nooks and crannies, pressure blasted particles of solid carbon dioxide (commonly called dry ice), are forced into the equipment at a solid state and instantaneously turn to gas. Surface coatings like paint oil, adhesives, and accumulated debris shrink from the change in temperatures and are forcibly blown off the surfaces they are attached to, leaving a clean, dry substrate. This is especially effective in environments where pollution and dust are detrimental to the system’s operation.
Without the use of abrasives to remove an array of contaminants, dry ice blasting allows you to clean many surfaces without profiling or altering the appearance and texture of the product. Non-toxic, non-abrasive and time-efficient, dry ice blasting eliminates the need for chemical stripping or sanding, resulting in a smooth finish with minimal residue.
Dry ice blasting allows you to take advantage of its quick services to reduce production downtime and unplanned maintenance. When gentle removal of surface contaminants is necessary, and dry ice blasting alone doesn’t provide the abrasive power necessary, glass beads or crushed garnet added into the dry ice stream increase the versatility of this preparation method, still reducing the need for extensive containment and cleanup processes. Adding in these media increases the abrasive qualities, providing extra assistance with removal of adhesive, coatings, and corrosion, tool cleaning and parts refinishing, surface preparation and remediation, providing a versatile cleaning solution safe for sensitive or delicate surfaces or surrounding areas while being aggressive enough to meet industrial process cleanliness standards.
WORK WITH GENERAL ABRASIVES
Greatly reducing the time and effort involved for the necessary regular industrial blasting services, General Abrasives also provides a variety of maintenance contracts for routine cleaning of marine products. Reducing unplanned maintenance and breakdowns by providing regular equipment cleaning, our maintenance programs are designed to keep your equipment operating properly.
One of the biggest advantages to dry ice blasting is the elimination of toxic chemicals within the cleaning process, reducing both the damage to the environment and to the overall health of your employees, customers, and contractors. Offering services for dry ice blasting, we provide an environmentally responsible solution that keeps employees safe by reducing harmful chemical use and tedious manual cleaning and keeps the work area free of secondary waste like dust and runoff. Protect your investment in your equipment with our proven cleaning services. Contact us today to get started.