When cleaning generators it is important to utilize a solution that will not damage the delicate windings. A cleaning solution that can be effective yet gentle is required. Corn cob blasting, wiping, and brushing are just a few methods that have been used for cleaning generators. However, corn cob blasting is a messy process that hand cleaning is labor-intensive and time consuming. By utilizing IceTech’s IceSplitter this cleaning can be achieved without damage to the windings. The Splitter breaks the ice pellets up into a tiny granulate; making it the perfect solution for the delicate windings.
The removal of soot layers on heat exchanging pipes inside the boil sections at power plants is an important cleaning task that must be carried out for optimal use of heating power. The isolating properties of the soot layer have a negative effect on the heating and cooling of the pipes. Additionally, having a clear view of weldings during inspections is important in order to maintain a secure environment. Traditionally, sand blasting has been used as a method of cleaning; however this has resulted in two major inconveniences. First, it is time consuming and costly to recollect and dispose of the waste after cleaning. Second, sand blasting can create abrasion on the heat exchanging pipes that can lead to a need for repair and eventual replacement. Head exchanging pipes can be cleaned without damage because dry ice blasting is a non-abrasive cleaning method. Additionally, there is no secondary waste to clean up.