Friday, November 5, 2010

Dry Ice Blasting Gas Turbines

A week and a half ago, Mark and I went up to a massive paper mill along the Androscoggin River in Jay, Maine. We were contracted to clean a 50MW natural gas turbine during its 7 year overhaul. The site has 3 50MW turbines in total, the other two will be overhauled next year. These gas turbines are used to create steam which powers much of the equipment within the paper mill. On the hottest and coldest days of the year, local power companies will purchase additional electric capacity from the company to put on the grid.

We started blasting just after noon time and ended up finishing up at about 2:00AM the following day. It was a very enjoyable project despite the time spent cleaning. When blasting the time always seems to fly anyways. I have included a video of Mark dry ice blasting the rotor of the natural gas turbine. For more information about dry ice blasting gas turbines, visit our dry ice blasting gas turbines page. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Ryan Taylor by email at or by phone at (508) 459-7447.

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