Dry Ice Blasting a Hydroelectric Generator Stator
Dry Ice Blasting a Hydroelectric Generator Stator
Hydroelectric Generator Dry Ice Blasting
Hydroelectric Generator Dry Ice Blasting
Hydroelectric Generator Stator Before Co2 Blasting
Hydroelectric Generator Stator Before Dry Ice Blasting
Windings Before Dry Ice Blasting
Dry Ice Blasting Partially Cleaned Hydroelectric Generator Stator
Dry Ice Blasting Partially Cleaned Hydroelectric Generator Stator
Hydroelectric Generator Stator and Windings Cleaned With Dry Ice Blasting
Hydroelectric Generator Stator and Windings Cleaned With Dry Ice Blasting
Hydroelectric Generator after being Cleaned with Co2 Blasting and Painted

Hydroelectric Generator after being Cleaned with Co2 Blasting and Painted with Electrical Insulating Paint

 

Hydroelectric Generator Rotor and Field poles Before Co2 Blasting
Hydroelectric Generator Rotor and Field poles after Co2 Blasting and Painting

Hydroelectric Generator, Stator, Windings, Rotor, Co2 Blasting, and Painting Project

Source: Dry Ice Blasting – Hydroelectric Generator Cleaning

2 thoughts on “Hydroelectric Generator Cleaning – Dry Ice Blasting and Painting

    1. Hello Jenn,

      That’s a good question, “Why blast it with dry ice?” Dry Ice Blasting (CO2 blasting) has many benefits. Dry Ice Blasting is a “Dry” process, it doesn’t introduce water or moisture into the hydroelectric generator. Water is great for turning the generator’s buckets to help produce electricity, but water and electrical motors don’t mix very well. Dry Ice Blasting is Carbon Neutral and Dry Ice Blasting does NOT produce any secondary waste to dispose of. Dry Ice Blasting is more efficient than traditional Industrial Cleaning methods. Dry Ice Blasting is a Green Cleaning Process that is healthy for the environment and more importantly safer for the worker.

      I could go on about how dry ice is propelled at high velocity by compressed air and when it makes contact with dirt, oil, and carbon it begins the sublimation process and solid CO2 (dry ice) pellets turn into gas almost Instantly and how the gas expands almost 800 times the volume of the pellet in a few Milliseconds and Micro-Explosions begin to take place and dirt, oil, and carbon are Annihilated into coffee ground sized particles that you can just vacuum or sweep up!!! oh, I just did… =) Isn’t science Awesome?

      Cleaning a hydroelectric generator with water or a pressure washer would create secondary waste to dispose of. It could cost tens of thousands of dollars to dispose of oily water, but even worse than the disposal cost would be the probability of grounding out the generator stator and rotor.

      To answer your question Jenn. The reason for using dry ice is because it’s safer for the worker, Faster, More Efficient, Green, No Secondary Waste, Carbon Neutral, and Costs Less for the customer than traditional Methodology.

      Also to answer your question about using water as a cleaning media, I would never use it on a hydroelectric generator because of the potential to ground out the generator stator and rotor along with the Huge production of secondary waste and the big disposal costs that would come with it. Here is something to think about, being that the Western United States are in a drought and as water becomes less available it could push Dry Ice into a more prominent position as cleaning agent altogether.

      Thank you for your inquiry Jenn. I hope that I answered your question.

      Torie Fidler
      Universal Dry Ice Blasting
      760-525-8380
      Torie@universaldryiceblasting.com
      Website universaldryiceblasting.com

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