Aerospace and aviation industries require top-notch cleanliness to remain safe, functional and efficient. However, there are a number of components that are delicate and in tight spaces, which means cleaning these surfaces requires a different approach than what is traditionally used to clean less delicate equipment.
Industry standards in aerospace and aviation are stringent and require nonabrasive solutions that clean the often varied dimensions and shapes of the aviation and aerospace components. Common contaminants like carbon, graphite, epoxy and a variety of adhesives require a cleaning method that most other industries might not have to consider. Furthermore, while other industries can readily disassemble components to make cleaning more effective, the aviation and aerospace industries aren’t always allowed this luxury.
The most effective method for cleaning aerospace and aviation components is called dry ice blasting. Using specific nozzle tips, Polar Tiger, a subdivision of Tiger Corporation, uses a fast and efficient process whereby solid CO2 (dry ice) and pressurized air form a subfreezing blast of air that takes off the toughest grime without damaging the surfaces upon which it rests.
Specifically, Polar Tiger’s Dry Ice Blast Cleaning will clean aircraft engines, switches, electrical components, landing gear, tires and wheel wells among other components. Because Polar Tiger utilizes technology that can reach into extremely tight spaces, there is no need to dismantle the plane or any of its parts, which means downtime is limited to cleaning, not reconstruction.
Because Dry Ice Blast Cleaning doesn’t have any secondary waste, there is nothing to wipe up after the cleaning except for some remnants of the original buildup of carbon deposits, dirt, grease, oil, adhesives and grime, most of which is substantially and molecularly reduced in the sub-zero cleaning process. Dry Ice Blast Cleaning can even be used to remove rubber left behind on the runway by landing planes. Because Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is nonconductive, it can be used to clean grime off of landing lights.
The Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is also perfect for cleaning rotary molds, rotors, generators, cargo bay floor panels that are typically covered in adhesive, electrical components, electrical motors, paint, circuit breakers, insulators, transformers, tow hitches, die casting, and small electrical components and many other items.
Instead of using costly and environmentally unfriendly chemical solvents or aggregate blasting methods that leaves behind a large mess, aerospace and aviation industries are adopting the clean and efficient method of Dry Ice Blast Cleaning. Please contact Polar Tiger today and find out how to start saving money and increasing productivity.
Dry Ice Blast Cleaning compared to traditional cleaning methods
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