Dry Ice Blasting for Refineries & Petrochemical Plants

Experience the Fastest, Safest, Most Environmentally Friendly Way to Remove the Most Difficult Refinery & Petrochemical Adherents

Dry ice blasting for petrochemical plants and refineries is designed to remove a wide variety of adherents where hydroblasting and other abrasive media could create a hazard, collateral damage, and would require an unacceptably long period of downtime for clean-up.
Heat Exchanger ID Tube Cleaning
Dry ice blasting is also an ideal process in complex settings where rotating equipment, running machinery, electrical equipment, other workers, and inside process vessels make the use of other blasting media a messy, costly and time-consuming proposition.

No other cleaning method is faster, safer, more meticulous, more cost-effective, and more environmentally friendly for cleaning up almost anything in refineries and petrochemical plants. This is especially true when performed by an experienced dry ice blasting partner like Polar Clean with our decades of experience with refinery and petrochemical turnaround and emergency response cleaning.

Dry Ice Blasting Applications

Applications include the removal of adherents from the following:

  • Boilers
  • Booms
  • CCR platformers
  • Compressor casings
  • Compressor stands and structure
  • Compressors
  • Convection sections
  • Conveyors
  • Electric motors
  • Fin fan tubes
  • Furnaces
  • Generator windings
  • Glycol reactors
  • Heat exchanger OD
    and ID tubes
  • Nets
  • Ovens
  • Perforated belts
  • Polyethylene reactors
  • Production and storage vessels
  • Radiant tubes
  • Reactor internals
  • Reactor screens
  • Reactor scallops
  • Reactor vessels
  • Reactor walls
  • Regenerative thermal oxidizers
  • Smooth tubes
  • Switch gears
  • Tanks
  • Thermal oxidizers
  • Tools
  • Transformers
  • Turbines
  • Vehicles
  • Weld seams

Dry Ice Blasting Benefits

  • No secondary contaminants
  • Chemical-free process
  • Enhanced worker safety
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Harmless to humans, animals, marine life, and vegetation
  • Increased productivity
  • Non-abrasive
  • Reduced cleaning time
  • No secondary waste stream
  • Non-conductive
  • Non-flammable
  • Proprietary custom tools for cleaning IDs and convection section Reduced exposure to hazardous cleaning chemicals
  • Reduced labor requirements
  • Reduced water and sanitation costs
  • Safe to use around electrical equipment

The Polar Clean Difference

Polar Clean maintains scrupulous safety practices and participates in tailored safety programs through a variety of elite safety networks:

  • ISNetworld® Prequalification and Monitoring
  • Avetta® Compliance Certified
  • First, Verify® Vendor Prequalification
  • ComplyWorks Risk Management
  • DISA Drug, Alcohol and Safety Compliance Solutions

Additional differences:

  • Qualified for nationwide emergency response
  • Hundreds of successful refinery and petrochemical projects
  • Tenured and highly-skilled technicians
  • Mastery of process includes numerous proprietary solutions
  • Fully equipped service vehicles utilized onsite
  • Experience and certifications for work at heights, in confined spaces, and with the use of respiratory equipment
  • Full containment and control of air flow to limit or stop the release of pollutants into the air and surrounding environment

Contact us to learn more about dry ice blasting for refineries & petrochemical plants