Dry Ice Blasting
Dry-ice blasting (Cryogenic cleaning) is a process that involves projecting small particles of dry ice that are around 3 mm in diameter super fast by using a jet of compressed air. Dry ice is made of carbon dioxide (CO2) that once cooled to -78°C and compressed turns into a solid form. Its effectiveness is derived from the three chemical reactions that simultaneously occur during cleaning:
- Kinetic energy: the impact of dry ice particles that are being projected at high speed by the jet of compressed air.
- Thermal shock: the thermal effect created by dry ice particles that create a tension between the residue and the surface being cleaned.
- Sublimation: the rapid expansion of dry ice particles, which upon contact with the surface become 800 times larger, creating micro-explosions.
When it comes to decontaminating, dry-ice blasting gets into all the nooks and crannies that other methods can’t reach. It’s a quick, safe, non-toxic solution that’s very effective. Its semi-abrasive power allows us to remove contaminants from semi-porous surfaces like wood, brick and concrete without damaging their strength. It can thus be used in areas where other methods can’t. Furthermore, dry-ice blasting can be used indoors and outdoors because it respects environmental standards.
Dry ice blasting can be utilized in many different types of industries. The unique properties of dry ice make it an ideal cleaning solution in many commercial and manufacturing settings.
- Power Generation
- Remediation - mold, smoke, fire and
- Food processing
- Historical Preservation
- Oil and gas industry
Dry ice replaces conventional cleaning methods that rely on manual scrubbing and the use of chemical cleaning agents and solvents. It also eliminates employee exposure to the dangerous effects of harmful cleaning agents and solvents.
Even if you do not see your industry listed, call us at 0592824114 or email email@example.com, We'll tell you if we can service your facility with our professional dry ice blasting services. Additionally, we offer a wide variety of other abrasive and non-abrasive blasting techniques to fit most applications!
Dry Ice Blasting is Clean, Safe and Environmentally Friendly!
Our dry ice blasting equipment and services have a variety of attributes that make this cleaning method so attractive to a number of industries, including:
- Approved cleaning medium by the EPA, USDA & FDA
- Non-toxic, non-hazardous
- Inhibits mold and bacteria growth
- Effectively used in AIB and GFSI inspected/certified facilities
- Safe to use with food processing equipment
- Does not release harmful gases into the atmosphere
- Does not generate secondary waste
- Reduces or eliminates exposure to (and corporate liability from) the use of dangerous chemical cleaning agents and solvents
PME offers turnkey surface prep and coating services for industrial and manufacturing plants, as well as power and oil industries.
Cleaning with dry ice is the safest, non-abrasive method for cleaning or preparing a surface for coating or recoating. Because dry ice blasting is non-abrasive, materials such as steel, plastic glass or rubber can be cleaned without causing damage to the surface. Dry ice blasting is a dry cleaning process, so there is no time wasted between cleaning and applying coatings.Dry ice blasting penetrates deep into any pores, profiles, grooves, or crevices until it makes contact with the innermost surfaces. It will remove microorganisms, grease, oil and most contaminates which contribute to coatings failure. When defects are removed and the deep surface is properly cleaned, coating adhesion and performance improve.
If the surface material needs a more stringent cleaning with profiling, we also offer more abrasive methods of removing contaminants:
Abrasive blast cleaning - for the removal of mill scale, rust, old paint and similar contaminants. Abrasive blasting is not effective for removing oil, grease or chemicals. Using various types of blasting media.
Wet abrasive blasting - Low-pressure options are used for pre-cleaning water-soluble contaminants and high-pressure blasting can be used for maintenance cleaning. Wet abrasive blasting is the preferable option to dry abrasive blasting when dust is a major concern. Wet abrasive blasting also has the option of adding abrasive material as needed.
Hand tool cleaning - Wire brushes, sandpaper, scrapers, abrasive pads, chisels and chipping hammers are used when parts of a job are inaccessible to power tools, i.e., small corners and crevices.
Power tool cleaning - Power tools scrape and chip away rust and paint. However, using these tools runs the risk of damaging some surfaces.
When applying paint and coatings, PME adheres to the recommendations of the coating specification and product datasheets. Air and surface temperatures shall be within the limits set by the manufacturer for the coatings being applied and work areas shall be relatively free of air-born dust at the time of application and while coating is drying.
PME is a recognized industry leader in the application of industrial protective coatings. From structural steel and piping in house to manufacturing facilities, chemical plants and refineries, in your factory or at our location, we have distinguished ourselves as a progressive company with the resources to handle any size job. When it comes to industrial painting, coating requirements, new construction capital projects or routine maintenance, PME General Contracting Establishment is your preferred partner. Your long term assets are valuable and protecting them is our top priority.
Major adding value to our company is the labor force and resources to perform client projects driven by schedule, budget, experience, technology, economies of scale or project specific parameters. Give us your challenge and we will help you develop a solution
Types of industrial coatings applied:
- Epoxy Coating
- Polyurethane Coating
- Inorganic Coating
- Acrylic Coating
- Direct to metal
- Dry fall
- Safety / Identification Color Coding
- Tanks & Silos Painting
- Machinery Painting
- Abrasion Coatings
Our capabilities in Tank lining and coating services include coating inspection, surface preparation, lining application and site maintenance programs. Floor resurfacing, refinishing, repair, and sealing services are also offered. Serves the food and beverage, aerospace, automotive, commercial, manufacturing, chemical, petrochemical, packaging, and electronics and telecommunications industries.
We are the fastest expanding and successfully engaged in Plant & Machinery Painting Services. Our machinery painting personnel dedicated to preserving the life of your plant equipment with finest quality paints and long lasting coatings. The use of proper coating techniques on crucial machine parts will help to prevent corrosion and maximize the life span of your industrial equipment.
Power Generation Cleaning with Less Outage Time
Dry Ice Blasting of Atlanta provides generator cleaning for professionals who need to maintain clean electrical equipment to achieve peak performance. Our power generation blasting services will provide you with a non-conductive, environmentally-friendly cleaning process that can clean equipment in-place, without disassembly or relocation, which reduces the danger of moving heavy equipment to another area.
Dry ice blasting propels particles of CO2 at supersonic speeds, and the pellets disseminate upon impact, cleaning the surface by lifting contaminants and dirt off of the substrate without creating secondary waste. Additionally, our power generation cleaning services use non-abrasive CO2 that will not damage, scratch or etch the surface of your equipment – even the most delicate circuit boards
Our cleaning services can remove contaminates from turbines, motors, generators and electronics while reducing labor-consuming scraping, the possibility of insulation damage from tools during cleaning and drying time from solvents or water.
Our power generation cleaning solutions have been used in maintaining the following:
- Inlet Houses
- Switch gears
- Rotors and Stators
- Isophase Bus Bars
- Switch Gears
- Line insulators
- Compressors and generators
- AC/DC motors
- Circuit breakers
Added benefits of dry ice blasting include:
- Eliminated or reduced power interruptions to customers
- Improved system reliability
- Switching not required, improving overall safety
- Cleaning can be performed anytime of the year
- Improved megohm readings
- Increased polarization indices
- Reduces outage time for cleaning by 65%
- Improved thermal dissipation
- Environmentally-responsible cleaning method