Power Generation Cleaning

Innovative Cleaning Solutions for Challenging Applications

Polar Clean provides power plants with industrial cleaning solutions for critical yet challenging jobs, including:

  • Removing carbon buildup from turbine blades in preparation for inspections
  • Cleaning turbine discs, rotors, cases, stators and windings
  • Eliminating hardened ash in SCRs in ways that traditional hand-cleaning, vacuuming and vibration cleaning can’t
  • Removing sulfur, salt, corrosion, and other debris and deposits that threaten the efficiency and output of HRSGs
Dry ice cleaning is the preferred solution for power generation plant applications because it works without the need for water and leaves delicate – and expensive – parts undamaged. Dry ice cleaning also reduces downtime; it does not require full disassembly of parts and can be completed in a matter of hours, versus days.

The Polar Clean Difference for Power Generation Applications

  • Results are ensured by using proprietary tools and highly systematic process
  • Performance and on-time completion guaranteed
  • In-situ dry ice blasting of turbines requires minimal disassembly and is safe for turbine blades
  • Dry ice blasting reduces planned outage time for turbines by 60-90%
  • Trusted by turbine OEMs (including GE and Siemens), turbine servicing companies and power plant maintenance managers
  • High pressure blasting of debris through tube bundles provide a more complete HRSG cleaning
  • Safe and thorough clean of HRSGs without damaging tube bundle welds through unnecessary spreading of bundles
  • IECS Certified technicians that pass rigorous background checks and drug testing are thoroughly trained in a highly systematic process ensure a better clean
  • Turnkey service includes baffle plate removal, scaffold erection and removal, and HEPA cleanup upon completion

Benefits:

    • Reduced catastrophic failure
    • Improved megohm readings
    • Increased polarization indices
    • Improved thermal dissipation
    • Reduced labor requirements
    • Reduced scrap
    • Increased productivity
    • Reduced cleaning time and production line disruptions
    • Eliminate wear and tear
    • Environmentally responsible
  • Safe to use around electrical equipment
  • Clean in place; no cool-down required
  • Enhanced worker safety; reduced exposure to hazardous cleaning chemicals
  • Harmless to humans, animals, marine life & vegetation
  • Chemical-free process
  • Non-abrasive process
  • Non-flammable
  • Non-conductive
  • No secondary waste stream

Applications:

  • Turbines
  • Heat-Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG)
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Rotors
  • Field Frames
  • Generator Windings
  • Compressors & Generators
  • Switch Gears
  • Stators
  • Substation Isolators & Bushings
  • Rotating Equipment
  • AC/DC Motors
  • Insulators
  • Pad-mounted Switchgear
  • Ethanol Plants
  • Hammer Mill
  • ID Fans
  • Thermal Oxidizers
  • Silos
  • SCR
  • CO Catalysts

Watch the Dry Blasting Video