Oil and Gas
For Non-Destructive Testing, Inspection and Surface Preparation
Dry ice cleaning is an innovative cleaning technology that can save both time and money in the oil and gas industry. It is similar to other types of media blasting but utilizes recycled CO2 in the form of solid dry ice particles as the cleaning media. Dry ice is a soft media and nonabrasive on many surfaces so it can be used to effectively clean delicate components and equipment without damage. Because it is a dry clean, it can be used around electronics and other sensitive components where cleaning with water or other solvents would normally be problematic. As the ultimate clean-in-place tool, dry ice minimizes disassembly and pre-job preparation time – and because the dry ice turns into gas upon contact with the substrate, cleanup time and disposal costs are reduced and foreign grit contamination to sensitive moving parts is eliminated.
Dry ice cleaning is a proven solution for cleaning in the oil and gas industry. Heat exchangers, generators, radiator fins, motors, pumps, vessels, drilling equipment and tank batteries are cleaned quickly and without damage. It is gentle enough to clean radiator fins on fracking pump trucks, aggressive enough to clean Bitumen off of the walls of vessels and effective enough to be able to inspect pipelines or instruments thoroughly.
Cleaning with Ice Blasting in the Oil and Gas Industry Provides:
A faster, better clean
No secondary waste stream
No damage to refractory
No acidic damage or caustic etching
Proven Oil and Gas Applications for Dry Ice Blasting Include:
Surface preparation of pressure vessels
Shell side tube bundles
Interior & exterior wall cleaning
Convection section or re-boilers