Oil & Gas

Increase production uptime by reducing downtime and equipment failure

The key to peak performance in the oil and gas industry is clean electrical and processing equipment.

Dry ice blasting is an environmentally responsible solution to a wide range of applications, including removing heavy bitumen and oil buildup to surface preparation for non-destructive testing in upstream, midstream and downstream environments.

Upstream

Remove heavy oil, carbon and paraffin buildup

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Benefits

Dry ice blasting effectively cleans upstream oil and gas equipment more quickly and efficiently.

  • Clean in-place
  • No secondary waste stream
  • Dry process allows for immediate repainting or recoating after cleaning
  • Non-abrasive No damage to equipment
  • Minimal to no disassembly
  • More effective cleaning
  • Environmentally responsible

Specific use cases:

  • Oil, bitumen and corroding agent removal
  • Failed coating, corrosion, soluble salts and chloride removal
  • Wellhead equipment
  • Pipes
  • Valves and gauges
  • Pipelines
  • Pipeline pigs
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Hydrocarbon spills
  • +More

Midstream

Clean and prepare surfaces for testing, maintenance, repair or repainting

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Benefits

Dry ice cleaning is a dry process that allows for cleaning and non-destructive testing without secondary waste.

  • No secondary waste stream
  • Dry process allows for immediate repainting or recoating after cleaning
  • Non-abrasive No damage to equipment
  • Minimal to no disassembly
  • Clean in-place
  • More effective cleaning
  • Environmentally responsible

Specific use cases:

  • Pipelines
  • Transport vehicles – Trucks and railcars
  • Failed coating, corrosion, soluble salts and chloride removal
  • Operational equipment
  • Tanks
  • Pressure vessels
  • Production vessels
  • Storage vessels
  • Hydrocarbon spills
  • Non-destructive testing
  • +More

Downstream

Reduce unplanned maintenance and breakdowns by effectively cleaning refining equipment

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Benefits

Dry ice blasting easily removes oil buildup from production equipment and ensures operational efficiency.

  • More effective cleaning
  • Dry process allows for immediate repainting or recoating after cleaning
  • No secondary waste stream
  • Improved operational efficiencies
  • Minimal to no disassembly
  • Clean in-place
  • Environmentally responsible

Specific use cases:

  • Heat exchangers
  • Oil, bitumen and corroding agent removal
  • Failed coating, corrosion, soluble salts and chloride removal
  • Heat recovery steam generator (HRSG)
  • Furnace and economizer tube bundles
  • Rotational equipment – Turbines and motors
  • Coker units
  • Catalytic crackers and reformers
  • Hydrocrackers and separators
  • Electrical equipment
  • Hydrocarbon spills
  • Ethanol refining equipment
  • Non-destructive testing
  • +More

Power Generation Equipment

Safely clean heat exchangers and other critical power generation equipment

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Benefits

Dry ice cleaning helps maintain peak efficiency by safely and effectively cleaning power generation equipment online.

 

  • More effective cleaning
  • No secondary waste Reduce disposal costs and pre-job preparation
  • Non-abrasive Will not damage refractory or other parts
  • No caustic etching or acidic damage
  • Reduce risk of unplanned production stoppages and costly repairs
  • Clean in-place
  • Environmentally responsible

 

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Specific use cases:

  • Plate exchangers
  • Fin-fans
  • Convection section of re-boilers
  • Aerial coolers
  • Shell side tube bundles
  • Exterior tube shells
  • Radiators
  • Turbines
  • Compressors
  • Motors
  • Generators
  • Evaporators and condensers
  • +More

Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting

Ensure proper maintenance and operational efficiency

Dry ice blasting cleans production, electrical and power generation equipment online, allowing for more frequent cleaning and maintenance, which results in reduced downtime and risk of failure.

  • Reduce downtime Clean faster and more effectively
  • Clean equipment in-place Little to no disassembly
  • Dry process Allows for immediate repainting or recoating
  • Easily remove heavy buildup Oil, bitumen, corroding agents, etc.
  • Safely remove surface contaminants Failed coating, corrosion, soluble salts, chloride, etc.
  • No secondary waste stream
  • Non-abrasive Eliminate abrasive cleaning methods
  • Non-destructive testing Remove surface contaminants for more accurate readings
  • Employee safe Reduce chemicals and tedious manual cleaning
  • Environmentally responsible

The fact that we do not have any secondary waste besides the product that we are blasting off of the radiator is really appealing to the oil companies. We are also not muddying up the location with water from pressure washers.

Jason Austin
Operations Manager | Sharp Oilfield Services

Case Studies

Proven technology produces definable results

Our solutions are driving real results in our customers’ organizations.

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    Dry ice blasting effectively cleans the surfaces of train wagons used in transportation of petroleum

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