Power Generation Services

Contract Services

Contract Services

For almost 15 years, we at Polar IceTech have been working with our colleagues in the Irish and UK Power Generation Industries to offer eco-friendly cryogenic cleaning solutions.  We have worked with some of the leading energy providers on both the island of Ireland and the UK. We have worked with them to not only clean their equipment but also on NDT and Surface Preparation projects.

Dry Ice Blasting is ideal for surface preparation prior to NDT of weld lines, boiler tubes and any pressured pipe work, etc. Dry Ice Blasting cleans to a superior standard at a faster speed compared to alternative methods.

Dry Ice Blasting is effective in removing contaminants including rust, grease and oil, as well as cleaning the surface to a superior standard, ready for touch up.

With Surface Preparation, it may often be unnecessary to remove all the paint and coatings from the surface.  As Dry Ice Blasting is non-abrasive, it only removes paint and coatings where the bond is broken (chipped or flaking). In this case, it will remove the coating and clean the surface. Dry Ice Blasting will not remove coatings of a good quality, but will clean them to a high standard.

This greatly reduces the scope of work compared to alternative surface preparation methods (grit, sand, bead, glass blasting etc), which remove all surface coatings even if it is unnecessary. This increases both scope and costs.

Dry Ice Blasting also does not produce any secondary waste, therefore reducing scope, time and costs further.


  • Paint
  • Scale
  • Varnish
  • Oil, grease
  • Smut
  • Oxide
  • Wax
  • Decals
  • Rust and residue

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As electrical equipment such as distribution boards and motors are in constant use, their maintenance and cleaning can often be neglected. However, if not properly and regularly cleaned, they can become clogged, leading to problems such as inefficiency and fire risk.

Dry Ice Cleaning provides a safe, dry, moisture-free, delicate solution for cleaning electrical components. It provides a superior quality clean, and requires little downtime to do so.

Cleaning regularly increases reliability, performance and lifespan and mitigates issues such as fire risk.

Dry Ice Blasting is ideal for deep cleaning as it cleans to such a superior standard. As equipment is cleaned in-place without need for cool-down or disassembly, the outage time typically needed for cleaning can be reduced by up to 85%.

As it Dry Ice Blasting cleans to such a high standard, it is ideal for minor outages pre-inspection and the NDT process, as defects can be easily spotted. A high quality clean also increases equipment reliability, lifespan and efficiency.

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Fin Fan Coolers within the Power Generation Sector are a continuous challenge in terms of maximising efficiency. Build up fouling and debris continue to decrease the efficiency of the coolers. The use of water and/or chemical based cleaning methods contribute to corrosion and rust build up, ultimately compromising their integrity and also require significant downtime.

Dry Ice Cleaning is effective, contains no moisture or chemicals, and can be done while the system is running. It is proven to increase efficiency up to 40%, eliminate downtime, removes the cost & environmental burden of waste water and chemicals, all the while maintaining the integrity of the metal.

Want to know more? Phone us on 021 4232020 and ask for Damien or William.

Sector Overview

Sector Overview

Dry Ice Blasting is the most efficient, effective and safest way to clean high value assets and critical components within the power generation industry.

At Polar IceTech, we work with industry to help maintain high standards and provide specialist cleaning solutions for any electrical and mechanical application.

Cleaning with Dry Ice decreases the risk of catastrophic equipment failure by easily removing carbon, grease and dirt, working expertly on a variety of contaminants.

Dry Ice Blasting is a sustainable cleaning solution, helping power generation facilities meet environmental demands.

Features and Benefits in the Power Generation Industry:

  • Cleans in place
  • Reduces outage by up to 85%, saving time & money
  • educes energy consumption, increases efficiency
  • Reduces risk of catastrophic failure
  • No chemicals, non-toxic
  • Dry, moisture-free, non-conductive process – safe for use on electrical equipment
  • Non-abrasive
  • No secondary waste
  • Environmentally sustainable

Suitable applications include (not exhaustive list):