Dry Ice Blasting for Industrial Equipment

Fast, cost-effective, non-toxic CO2 cleaning

Cleaning industrial equipment can be tricky, but with dry ice cleaning services from Leppert-Nutmeg, downtime, cost and clean ups are substantially minimized. Dry ice cleaning (also called CO2 cleaning) is an incredibly effective non-toxic method for removing paint, tar, soot, salt, resins, adhesives and other unwanted substances from generators, motors, processing equipment and more. 
C02 Cleaning process

Dry ice cleaning: making it vanish into thin air

Unlike traditional cleaning methods, CO2 cleaning provides quick results without damaging your equipment or  taking systems offline for extended periods to remove cleaning remnants. 
  • Reduced downtime, increased cost savingsElectrical equipment, generators, printers and other equipment can be immediately put back into service without waiting for solvents to dry.
  • No Messy Clean Up – CO2 pellets evaporate upon contact, eliminating the need for large storage containers for contaminated cleaning materials. All that needs to be removed are the remnants of the removed materials.  
  • Environmentally safe and reduced disposal costs Non-toxic CO2 simply evaporates into the air, leaving no hazardous chemical disposal.
  • Reduced likelihood of mildew or mold – Conventional liquid cleaning methods leave the possibility of mold and mildew generation from water vapor or moisture. Dry Ice Blasting has none of these issues.
  • Equipment is protected from pitting and erosionUnlike sandblasting or other abrasive methods, there’s no need to worry about harming equipment that has sensitive tolerances and surface integrity.
  • More thorough cleaning ability – Our dry ice cleaning equipment is smaller and more portable than traditional units, allowing us to come to your facility and get into hard-to-reach places that conventional units can’t. 
  • On-site service - Leppert-Nutmeg's dry ice cleaning crew comes to your facility, minimizing downtime.

How dry ice cleaning works: from sub-zero to spic and span

Co2 CleaningFrozen at -109.3°F and blasted at subsonic and supersonic speeds, CO2 pellets slam into debris material. On contact, the frigid dry ice pellets cause the contaminate materials to shrink, loosing their bond with the equipment being cleaned. As the debris breaks loose, the CO2 pellets reach warmer temperatures and convert into gaseous carbon dioxide, leaving nothing but material debris to clean up. 
Dry ice cleaning is idea for contaminates including: paint, asphalt, tar, decals, soot, salt, dirt, ink, resins, adhesives and an array of other materials

Industry Applications for Dry Ice Cleaning

Power Industry - Dry ice cleaning is ideal for removing dirt, oil and debris that collects on generator windings.  CO2 cleaning can be included as part of our Hydro Generator Repair services. 
Industrial Equipment –The dry process of CO2 cleaning is completely safe and leaves no residuals or abrasives on gearboxes, clutches, windings, motors, generators or other equipment. 
Nuclear Industry - Used for nuclear decontamination of fixed and smearable activity, dry ice cleaning leaves only the contaminant, voiding the need for large storage containers for radioactive contaminated water.
Paper Mill Industry – When pulp clogs up paper mill machinery and equipment, dry ice blasting is the best method to quickly clear out debris and get equipment back into production mode. 
Food Processing Industry – Leppert-Nutmeg uses food-grade CO2 pellets on all food processing equipment. CO2 also acts as a natural retardant to bacterial growth.
Marine Industry – CO2 blasting is more effective high pressure water spraying when it comes to shaking boats free of algae, scales, sea slime, mussels and marine residue
Printing Industry – Dry Ice Blasting easily removes ink and grease, significantly extending the life of equipment. And since there’s no need to wait for equipment to dry, CO2 is ideally suited to the quick turnaround needed of printing facilities.
Disaster Restoration - CO2 cleans fire-damaged surfaces, removing soot, smoke and grease debris.
Historical Restoration - Even culturally sensitive items such as statues, mosaics, murals and more can be successfully cleaned of dirt, debris, graffiti, etc. without damaging original surfaces.