Red-D-Arc Welderentals is the name to trust for businesses in many countries for the top industrial welding solutions. Another benefit that customers get from working with the manufacturer is dry-ice blast cleaning. This is a fast and convenient cleaning tool that works for plenty of scenarios in a variety of industries.
The company has yielded numerous customer success stories by recommending dry-ice blast cleaning – including the case of an oil refinery in New Mexico.
An environmentally friendly option
This refinery required emergency cleaning on its heat exchangers because the fins were clogged. Airborne contaminants can foul fins over time, which lowers efficiency and heat-exchange capacity. Liquid foam, caustic chemicals, and other standard cleaning techniques have fallen out of fashion, in the industry, in favour of dry-ice blasting and other environmentally friendly options.
The company cleaned the exchangers with dry-ice blasting, which allowed it to put the fin banks back into service right after the cleaning process, as there was no necessary dry-out period usually associated with wet cleaning techniques, which lowers downtime significantly. More time was saved as the refinery could clean the fin banks one at a time and do it in stages, so that banks not being cleaned could continue to operate. The dry-ice blasting process was better for cleaning the radiators, since it recaptured better heat-transfer efficiencies, negated the waste creation usually associated with maintenance cleaning, lowered containment/disposal expenses, and improved heat-exchanger operation and safety.
The customer received a complete solution from Red-D-Arc. This included rental dry-ice blasting machinery, portable compressors, dry-ice supply, and onsite support personnel available to offer training and application advice. Not only does dry-ice blasting offer a higher quality of cleanliness; it also lowers the risk of damage, requires no water, aligns with sustainability models, and consumes recycled carbon-dioxide byproduct in the form of dry ice – which makes this technique a carbon-neutral alternative that keeps users environmentally friendly. It is ideal for heat exchangers, which are used in the oil and gas industry and numerous other sectors.
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