Category Archives: Specialized Industrial Cleaning

Using CO2 (Dry Ice) Blasting to Clean Heavy Equipment

[caption id="attachment_3130" align="alignleft" width="225"] This 26 ft. split ring gear turned a tumbler used in the manufacture of cement[/caption] When we say "We specialize in industrial cleaning", this is what we mean! This is a 26 ft. diameter split ring gear that is used to turn a cement tumbler. The gear teeth were cleaned using…
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The Role of CO2 in Coffee Production: Flavor and Cleaning

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=/pages/Blackwells-Inc/277957678921824?_fb_noscript=1" /> [caption id="attachment_3107" align="alignleft" width="300"] 30 lb. bags of ground coffee that was removed from degassing bins at a coffee processing facility.[/caption] CO2 gas can play a triple role in coffee production. It affects the flavor (both good and bad) and cleaning (if CO2 blasting is used). Coffee is made from a bean…
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Cleaning Gas Turbine Compressor Blades

Just in case you've never heard of a gas turbine engine, without doubt you've seen them in use. Drive by a gas fired power plant or watch commercial jets and some helicopters streak across the sky, and you've seen a gas turbine engine in use. Even the M-1 Abrams tank has one. In a gas turbine engine, a…
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Cleaning a Chocolate Silo Takes Precaution

To some people, standing in and cleaning a silo of melted chocolate and crushing grapes in a wooden barrel with your bare feet might sound like a fun job. For about five minutes, maybe! [caption id="attachment_3021" align="alignleft" width="300"] Blackwell's associates clean many things that are much worse than silos that contained chocolate liquor. Maybe these two consider…
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