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Air Blowing for Equipment Cleaning

Introduction to basic modern commissioning - Equipment cleaning - 12 videos with a total length of 43 min

Air Blowing is the first topic in a series of VCG Instructional packages for Equipment Cleaning & Commissioning Services:

  1. Air Blowing
  2. Water Flushing
  3. Oil Flushing
  4. Steam Blowing
  5. Chemical Cleaning

Each topic presents the comparisons, benefits, and selection of proper cleaning methods for various types of equipment. Also included are sample problems, job calculations, and discussions on how to plan and prepare for each type of cleaning job. “DOs and DON’Ts” are explained, and each participant is invited to participate in group discussions by briefly describing a bad or unusual problem job they have experienced.

The author, Jim Vinson, then analyzes each problem job, and discusses what things could have been done to avoid the observed problem, and explains “Why & Why Not” for the critical points.

Expectations vs. Realities for desired results are examined and by explaining the theory, physics, and chemistry of each job type, one can easily come up with recommendations for choosing the proper cleaning method for each problem that needs solving. Method statements for each job type are presented and discussed.

All Questions are welcome from attendees, and specific answers and recommendations are given where specifics are given to describe each job failure or problem. In addition, many consulting services and technical recommendations are available for a fee, if specific information can be provided.

Your Instructor

Jim Vinson
Jim Vinson

Jim Vinson is a seasoned project manager, operations manager, and technical engineering manager, and has over 40 years of practical hands-on experience in the areas of:

  • Various modern commissioning and pre-commissioning services for heavy industry, and
  • Maintenance and equipment cleaning on regularly scheduled shut-downs and turn-arounds
  • Including start-ups and building up staff, teams, and procurement of the needed equipment to support the specialty services needed for effective high-tech services for heavy industry
  • Authoring technical method statements for specialty cleaning services, including inspection and testing plans, job planning, and work breakdown statements
  • Safety and Risk analysis for cleaning methods
  • HAZ OPS Planning and safe disposal of hazardous waste effluents and spent treating fluids
  • Project Safety Management and Safety Plans for mechanical and chemical cleaning methods
  • Proper training of both technical and non-technical staff and team building training and mentoring

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