Primas Dry Ice Blasting was instructed to clean a generator stator at a nickel smelter. The
power generator and turbine positioned at the north of the site was last shutdown and
refurbished in 2011.
The generator stator was contaminated with dry and light carbon and dirt deposits. The
substrate of the stator’s taped and painted winding coils and the laminated iron core frame
were both very brittle as a result of use, age and multiple repainting. Primas agreed with the Generator Supervisor to test clean a segment of each of these sections using typically low settings. A fragmenting attachment was also deployed in an effort to ensure that the dry ice blaster delivered the finest dry ice particles possible.
Focusing on preventing damage to the stator’s components, Primas carefully cleaned the
winding coils and iron core frame using very low dry ice and compressed air settings.
The carbon and dirt was efficiently and effectively removed from the stator’s components
without damaging its various substrates. Dry ice blasting slashed the amount of cleaning
downtime scheduled for the generator shutdown.
Primas provides dry ice blasting and specialist cleaning services which minimise downtime, prolong asset life, maintain productivity and allow our clients to return to safe and reliable operations.
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Primas Dry Ice Blasting uses a methodical problem solving approach to deliver end to end
cleaning solutions to diverse and sophisticated industrial clients. Our size enables us to be agile and to efficiently mobilise in difficult and complicated conditions. With quality management systems and a focus on safety we work effectively with large, complex multinational organisations, government and SMEs.
Primas Dry Ice Blasting
Dry ice cleaning involves blasting environmentally friendly dry ice pellets at super sonic speeds at contaminants caked onto surfaces. On impact the dry ice sublimates from a solid into CO2, removes the contaminant, does no damage to the surface and leaves no secondary media.