Removing buildup from oil and gas industry equipment, dry ice blasting uses a pressurized stream of dry ice pellets instead of using small, abrasive particles for blasting. The dry ice is initially solid and begins to sublimate (instantaneously turn to gas) upon impact. With the ability to provide a variety of cleaning pressures, ranging from 60 to 250 PSI, our equipment allows us to service a wide range of applications with a single mechanical system. A state of the art cleaning process that utilizes recycled CO2 in the form of dry ice particles that are safe for use around delicate electronic components that would be damaged by traditional solvents or water.
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. The pressurized stream of dry ice pellets is able to clean in nooks and crannies of all sizes, without the equipment having to be taken out of service or disassembled.
A unique challenge in an otherwise heavy-duty, industrial-strength setting like oil and gas field operations is the need to clean delicate cooling components on frac pumps. The cooling fins can be damaged by pressure as low as a household water hose. To address this need, General Abrasives invested in precision blasting equipment that can not only drop blast stream pressure but can also tailor dry ice particle size. This gives us the ability to clean radiator cooling fins and tubing without deforming components.
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