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Cleaning electrical equipment with dry ice

Publication date: 
March 2001
Author(s): 
Cyndi Nyberg Esau, Former EASA Technical Support Specialist
Type of media: 
Article

Dry ice is a relatively new alternative to grit or solvent cleaning of electrical equipment. It is often not feasible to have a motor taken out of service and sent to a shop for cleaning, either due to shear size or difficulty in dismantling the machine. Transportation to and from the service center can also add considerable downtime that can be very costly. Dry ice is a practical alternative. Dry ice cleaning can be done on site with minimal downtime. It is possible to clean the external parts of a motor with dry ice without any interruption of service.

Topic(s): 
Service center equipment