Any product that can be affected by rust and corrosion can benefit from dry ice as a cleaning and restoration method.
Used in Upstream, Midstream and Downstream applications, dry ice blasting offers immeasurable benefits throughout the oil and gas production process. A non-destructive cleaning method, dry ice blasting for production equipment can be used to remove buildup, rust, and other contaminants with minimal secondary waste.
Although dry ice is not dangerous when stored and used correctly, there are a number of dry ice blasting safety precautions that should be put into place to ensure that everyone on site is aware of the potential dangers when used improperly.
Although dry ice has been in use for many many years, it has only been in the last few decades that we’ve seen a shift from cold food storage and spooky decorations into the multitude of possibilities available with dry ice blasting. Bringing this technology into the automotive industry, dry ice blasting offers a number of uses from restoration of vintage vehicles to cleaning of molds and equipment along the production line.
When you’ve got paint that is peeling or flaking, or if you need to remove an existing coat of paint in order to recoat the surface, there are numerous ways that you can accomplish this. Cleaning everything from wood to metal, dry ice blasting to remove paint dissolves caked on paint and other substances with the use of a pressurized stream of dry ice pellets.
Superior to other cleaning methods, waterless blasting provides the ability to clean without introducing abrasive media or water into the cleaning process. Gentler on wood, stone, stucco, concrete and many other building elements, dry ice blasting is a proven alternative to sanding, scraping, or chemical removal of a number of contaminants.