Oil and Gas Industries

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.

Proven Oil and Gas Applications for Cold Jet Dry Ice Blasting Include:

  • Surface preparation of pressure vessels
  • Rotating equipment
  • Production equipment
  • Pipelines
  • Heat exchangers
  • Reactor screens
  • Shell side tube bundles
  • Interior & exterior wall cleaning
  • Convection section or re-boilers
  • Fin-fans
  • Sulfur removal

Electrical Applications using Dry Ice Blasting

Remove build up on electrical components in all types of electrical equipment. Applications include windings on generators, circuit boards, equipment motors and more. All cleaned without damage and minimal down time.

Samples of Blasting