- September 18, 2018
- By Brandon Kelley
- In Blog
Heat exchangers can be tricky pieces of equipment with a lot of moving parts, and because of this traditional cleaning solutions tend to be ineffective. One of the best heat exchanger cleaning options is dry ice blasting. While dry ice isn’t actually ice — it’s Carbon Dioxide in solid form, at a temperature of -79 degrees Celsius — it is incredibly effective at cleaning the equipment without damaging it. Similar to high-pressure water blasting, which uses a small nozzle that forces a jet of water onto the surface, dry ice blasting targets the dirty areas with a high force of Carbon Dioxide. Its advantage is that it does not use any liquids or caustic solvents, which could damage equipment in the long-term. Dry ice blasting also allows units to be cleaned in-place, rather than transferred to other locations.
When your industry relies on heat exchangers to maintain the functionality of the entire operation, you must make sure those exchangers are clean. Scheduling a dry ice blasting service now will save you the costs of a heat exchanger shutdown later on.
Taylor HansenOctober 12, 2020, 2:00 pm REPLY
It’s good to know that regular cleaning of heat exchangers can help avoid them from being clogged from debris and shutdown. We just got a new heat condenser at our factory and I’m in charge of keeping it working. I’ll be sure to find some tools to help us clean it regularly.