Dry Ice Cleaning: Non-Destructive, Preventative Maintenance for the Aluminum Industry

Dry Ice Cleaning: Non-Destructive, Preventative Maintenance for the Aluminum Industry

October 25, 2017, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Learning Theater 2 (Booth #1041)

Language:
English

Traditional cleaning methods are ineffective and costly, involve time-consuming disassembly, and can damage expensive equipment. Core boxes and core machines are constantly covered with sand, adhesives, and carbon buildup.  Permanent aluminum molds foul with built up refractory coatings and other residues. Fabrication and other processing equipment get dirty with lubricants, adhesives, and other contaminants.  Traditional methods like hand scraping, wire brushing, using abrasive media, or dangerous chemicals require lengthy downtime and can cause damage.

Elimination of downtime is one of the biggest benefits of dry ice blast cleaning. In many cases, downtime is reduced by 60% or more by switching from manual cleaning to dry ice blasting. Attendees will learn how dry ice cleaning allows items to be cleaned in place without disassembly while delivering a superior as-cast finish. It provides a quick, safe and economical solution to clean tooling and equipment, resulting in less down-time, a better clean, higher quality parts, improved tool utilization and longer asset life.

This presentation provides details for attacking and reducing the costs associated with traditional cleaning applications in the aluminum and foundry industry by utilizing dry ice blast cleaning.

Contributors

  • Giles Garrison

    Speaker

    Manager – Americas Business Development and Training Services

    Cold Jet, LLC

    Giles L. Garrison is the Manager – Americas Business Development and Training Services at Cold Jet, LLC. Giles joined Cold Jet in September 2009. In...

Categories

  1. Track
    General Industry
  2. Industry
    Aerospace
    Automotive
    Building/Construction
    Engineering
    Food & Beverage
    Packaging
  3. Function
    Aluminum Producers
    Architects
    Developers
    End-Users
    Engineers
    Fabricators
    Manufacturers

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