The welding and fabrication business is a high-volume, fast-paced workplace. Jobs are time-sensitive, highly technical, and every expert who makes something from nothing takes pleasure in their work.
Machinery, industrial ovens, heavy construction equipment, and a variety of other items made of steel, iron, aluminium, and copper are all made from raw steel and a set of designs.
The act of welding and fabrication produces waste: slag waste, carbon dust, solvent-borne over-spray, e-coat, barrier coatings, and other wastes secondary to the fabrication process, as intriguing and fast-paced as this sector is, and no matter how ‘clean’ a welder’s bead might be.
Dry ice blast cleaning is ideal for cleaning the following items:
E-coat and powder coat lines Spray booths
Cleaning the tools
Cleaning the fan
Spray Booths Need to Be Cleaned
We can properly clean robots, weld fixtures, stamping fixtures, and presses in the Body Shop. The spray booth walls are constantly polluted by paints, coatings, chemicals, solvents, and overspray. CO2 blasting removes these impurities rapidly and effectively, with minimal downtime and no additional hazardous waste.
All old peel-coat, solvent-born paint overspray, enamel, and epoxy are removed from all interior and exterior booth panels using dry ice blast cleaning.
E-coat and powder coat lines should be cleaned as follows:
E-coat is a gray-like material that is applied to vehicle body frames before they are painted. E-coat is a protective layer that is put to the frame before painting to prevent rust from damaging it.
E-coat also builds up on the rollers and structure that transport the vehicle frames through the process. This sticky stuff clogs and slows down the entire process. There is an increase in production downtime and inefficiency as the rollers slow down.
High-pressure water blasting, often known as power-washing, is a common method for cleaning roller assemblies. Hundreds of gallons of polluted water are added to an already volatile and dangerous environment during power-washing.
When opposed to pressure washing, dry ice blast cleaning can remove the e-coat material in a fraction of the time and without the use of water. It also keeps the roller assembly cleaner for longer.
Cleaning the Tools:
Tool cleaning should be part of any effective preventive maintenance programme, and dry ice blasting is the preferred method.
Hammers and chisels are the typical tools for cleaning weld slag and spatter.
Many manufacturing plants are wisely including a “No Contact Cleaning” procedure into their maintenance regimen. This is to avoid costly tooling damage.
Dry ice blast cleaning achieves this “No Contact” concept because the dry ice is blasted onto the surface to be cleaned and then sublimates, removing any contact and secondary waste.
Personnel or Fans on the Floor:
Many manufacturing firms utilise large industrial fans to keep production areas cool and the air flowing. Dirt and grime build up on the blades of these fans over time, causing ineffective circulation in the manufacturing areas.
If these fans are ever cleaned, the conventional procedure involves removing the protective screen and wiping each each blade individually using a cleaning solution. This procedure might take up to an hour to complete. This procedure may be completed in roughly 15 minutes using dry ice blast cleaning.