Dry ice blasting is similar to sand, bead and soda blasting in that it prepares and cleans surfaces using a media accelerated in a pressurized air stream. It differs in that dry ice cleaning uses solid CO2 pellets or MicroParticles, which are blasted at supersonic speeds and sublimate on impact, lifting dirt and contaminants off the underlying substrate.
Dry ice is accelerated by compressed air through a nozzle at supersonic speeds.
The temperature (-109 degrees F) of the dry ice causes thermodynamic shock. This helps break the bond between the surface and the contaminant.
Once the dry ice collides with surface, it sublimates – causing a mini CO2 explosion, lifting away the contaminant.
Because dry ice is non-abrasive and turns to gas, you are left only with a clean surface – no secondary waste.
The unique characteristics of dry ice make it the perfect cleaning media. Dry ice is non-abrasive and non-conductive and will not damage surfaces or equipment. It sublimates on impact, leaving behind no secondary waste. It is non-toxic and safe for employees. These attributes make dry ice blasting companies an efficient, cost effective and environmentally responsible cleaning solution.
Dry Ice Blasting can be used in many different industries to decrease the down time of machines while they are being cleaned to help preserve the life of the machine.
Printing | Automotive | Manufacturing Plants | Baking & Food Processing | Electrical Equipment | Power Plants | Pet Food Industry | Historical & Fire Restoration | Mold Remediation | Foundries | Aircraft & Aerospace