Gas & Steam Turbine Cleaning
Traditionally, compressor blades have been removed from the compressor and shipped off to be sand blasted. Ultra-high pressure ice blasting has become a much better alternative. Compressor blades are now cleaned in the half shell and typically take only a shift to clean. This saves the power pant major downtime and costs. In addition, because dry ice is non-abrasive the blades can be cleaned over and over again and never change the surface of the blade. This has now become the preferred method for cleaning and recommended by most OEM’s.
Steam turbine blades are more difficult to clean than gas compressor blades. Using ultra-high pressure is the key to the success of removing this debris. The non-abrasive quality of the dry ice continues to provide benefits with cleaning steam turbines.