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Industrial / Environmental Decontamination

Even without the occurrence of a disaster, it is common to find dust and other particulate contamination in buildings and equipment, as a result of construction, manufacturing operations, or occasionally even from the environment. Our decontamination services are regularly used in these circumstances by clients from a wide range of industries.

Did you know that contaminants can affect process yield and equipment lifetime?

Motors, electronics or mechanical equipment in factories are often polluted by dust, fibers, oil fumes or chemicals in the process, resulting in poor heat dissipation, unstable voltage, equipment malfunction or inexplicable shutdown, and accelerated equipment aging. This can cause a short circuit, which can lead to a fire. In addition, its pollutants are also easily mixed into production lines or air-conditioning pipelines, especially in industries with high quality requirements or equipment precision, which will reduce product yield and increase production costs. According to BELFOR's many years of practical experience, many failures of automation equipment are caused by the intrusion of pollutants.

Common Types of Pollution

The pollutants generated during the manufacturing process will exist in the form of gas, liquid or solid, and are stubbornly attached to various equipment and production environments. Most of the pollutants are extremely small particles, which have the characteristics of pervasiveness. Unless there are strengthened sealing measures, it is difficult to stop their intrusion. Pollutants will cause different degrees of corrosion to various types of equipment due to their own material and chemical activity differences, and then cause failures, especially electronic control components, electrical components and other equipment that require high cleanliness.

Steps for equipment decontamination

In order to solve the problem of pollutants, BELFOR provides customers with the best service according to the decontamination technology developed by the German headquarters laboratory.

  • Check the source and degree of pollution.
  • Preliminary cleaning around the equipment environment to avoid environmental cross-contamination after equipment decontamination.
  • Decontaminate the inside and outside of the electric control box, and manually wipe it with a patented cleaner and a clean cotton cloth.
  • Use dry ice or high-pressure air to remove the pollutants attached to each precision component at the crevices of the electric control box or electric control components, and collect dust at the same time.
  • According to the degree of pollution, evaluate whether to further precise decontamination.
  • After the decontamination is completed, conduct a surface inspection on the equipment to ensure the quality of cleanliness.
  • After the inspection is completed, cover the equipment to avoid cross-contamination caused by falling dust, and control the humidity of the environment to avoid corrosion.

The four best times for equipment decontamination

In order not to affect the production capacity, decontamination of equipment can usually be carried out at the following times:

  1. Periodic shutdown for inspection and maintenance
  2. Annual repair time
  3. In the event of an accident (such as: fire, water damage, chemical leakage, etc.)
  4. When equipment failure cannot be ruled out

Four benefits of equipment decontamination

When your equipment is professionally decontaminated by BELFOR, you can get the following benefits:

  1. Improve product yield
  2. Improve the stability of the device
  3. Extend the life of the equipment
  4. Reduce the risk of equipment damage

The secret of BELFOR as a global leader in precision decontamination

We can perform precise decontamination of mechanical or electrical components of industrial equipment using high-pressure water-based precision cleaning procedures. BELFOR has a one-stop equipment decontamination service center, which is suitable for different types of parts and equipment. The decontamination procedure has been proven to be rigorous and effective, and employees are strictly trained to abide by the decontamination process, which meets the requirements of industrial safety and environmental protection . The decontamination process can be performed within the customer's scheduled plan, or it can be performed flexibly during unplanned shutdowns; if the shutdown period is short and the pollution level is low, we also have a unique non-aqueous spray cleaning procedure, which is This procedure can be performed 2-3 times faster than conventional aqueous cleaning procedures.

Which facilities can be decontaminated?

BELFOR’s decontamination service is applicable to a wide range, not only the factory environment, clean room, factory affairs and production equipment can be decontaminated, but also high and low voltage electrical equipment, electric control boxes, computers, PLCs, servos Devices, UPS, signal converters, measuring instruments, testing instruments and other electronic and electrical components and others can be decontaminated.