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Dry Ice Blasting  

Dry Ice Blasting is a powerful, gentle, dry and environmentally friendly cleaning method.

Check out this video on how well it works!

How Dry Ice Blasting Works

Dry ice is produced from liquid carbon dioxide. Inside a dry ice pelletizer, the liquid carbon dioxide is expanded under controlled conditions to form dry ice snow. This snow is then pressed through an extruder plate into round, hard pellets. 

The Dry Ice Blasting machine accelerates with compressed air the dry ice pellets to a speed of approximately 300 metres per second. The pellets hit the object to be cleaned. The surface is shock-frozen in a fraction of a second. Due to the sudden thermo shock generated on the surface to be cleaned, the coating/dirt contracts, becomes brittle and cracks. Due to the cracking of the surface, the pellets can reach under the dirt and remove it. The additional kinetic energy removes the coating/dirt from the surface. Immediately after impact, the pellet sublimates and goes back to atmosphere as a pure gas (CO2) without leaving any moisture behind. The only thing left is the coating/dirt removed from the surface and no blasting media has to be disposed of.  Since the hardness of the pellets is only approx. 2 Mohs, the cleaning is virtually non-abrasive, and the surface quality is maintained.

Benefits

► No secondary waste

► No tarping and covering required

► No moisture left behind which could create immediate or later damage on the infrastructure (plugs, lights, ventilators, motors etc.) and the equipment, tools etc...

► No water left on ground, on work benches, toolboxes, cabinets etc..

► Minimal residue clean up required

► Better cleaning result than when using water or manual cleaning

 

Interested in learning more?

Call us at 250.308.7940 or sign up for a dry ice blasting demo.

Applications

Dry ice blasting technology has been used for years in many industries. This powerful, dry, non-abrasive and environmentally friendly cleaning method is regularly used as follows:

Food and Beverage Industry

Dry ice is non-toxic and environmentally friendly so it will not contaminate machinery in the food and beverage industry such as this dirty equipment in a pizza restaurant.

Electrical components and HVAC Equipment

As dry ice blasting is a dry cleaning method, electric parts can be cleaned
safely.  In heating and cooling systems, dry ice blasting is ideal for cleaning dirty coils.

Fire Restoration & Soot Damage

It even eliminates or significantly reduces the odour that is left behind by fire damage!

 

Paint and Material Removal

Paint, oil, grease, ink, asphalt, tar, decals, soot, dirt, ink, resins and adhesives are some of the materials removed by this procedure.

 

Printing Industry

Resin Removal

 

 

Vehicle Restoration

Even though dry ice blasting is extremely aggressive, it is safe to use on production equipment, printing presses, robotic lines, electric motors, fans, walls, and floors etc. The process will not etch most substrate materials being cleaned and adds no additional waste or residue.

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