Dry Ice Blasting Work

 

 

Most innovative technology that uses high-density C02 as a form of blast medium, which eliminates the need for extraction, waste removal, and encapsulation.  The process also offers you the opportunity to blast and paint at the same time (please see attached presentation).Used for removal of heavy corrosion, epoxy coatings, PFP coatings and hard scales and is the world’s first corrosion removal system using dry ice. The world’s first mobile high-density dry ice production system and are pioneers in offshore dry ice blasting projects (attached brochure).Significant savings due to the reduction of site preparation, clean-up costs and waste disposal costs as there is no waste as the ice evaporates. Significant time saving as it takes on 25% of the total time compared to traditional methods (eg. Gritblasting).

 

Surface Preparation 

Recent tests have achieved the following results, following blasting with our system: 

• Cleanliness inspection – in line with SA2.5 standard 

• Profile reading – 70 microns after blasting Cat D corroded surface 

• Salt readings – 0 after blasting the above 

• Adhesion tests – readings of 15-27MPa achieved on the above surface after recoating 

 

Cost and Time Savings 

Technology achieves significant savings due to the reduction of site preparation, clean-up costs and waste disposal costs. 

 

Safety and Environment 

Technology is safe to use, with reduced hazards to the operator and surrounding environment. The CO2 we use comes from recycled sources. 

 

Track Record 

Our client list includes the following: 

       • Shell, Total, Valero, Nexen and EnQuest 

Case Study 

The table below documents a recent case study and the savings that were achieved. The time savings were realised through the lack of encapsulation and clean-up, completing the scope in just under 25% of the time for traditional methods.

 

Activity

 

Grit Blasting

 

DIS System

 

Time Saving

Encapsulation

4.5 hours

0.2 hours

4.3 hours

Blasting

2 hours

2 hours

0 hours

Clean Up

2 hours

0 hours

2 hours

Total

8.5 hours

2.2 hours

6.3 hours