Dry ice blasting is a revolutionary blasting method that uses small, compact dry ice pellets as the blasting material. The dry ice pellets are accelerated in a jet of compressed air similar to that used in traditional blasting methods.
Dry ice blasting is designed to replace high-pressure hosing and other traditional blasting methods that use materials such as sand, glass and plastic as abrasive agents. In addition, however, a wide range of other cleaning methods that involve the use of hazardous chemicals, solvents, etc., can with advantage be replaced by dry ice blasting.
The unique feature of dry ice as a blasting material is that it vaporises on contact with the surface to be cleaned. Treated surfaces are therefore left dry and clean, without residues of detergents or blasting materials. As the process is completely dry and non-conductive, dry ice blasting can be used where other methods are unsuitable. For example, electric motors and equipment with electric, pneumatic or hydraulic components can be cleaned direct using dry ice blasting.
In the Electrical Industry this technology is most commonly used to clean dirt and other conductive substance build up on High Voltage insulators, if left this will lead to high voltage shorts circuits causing long down times to equipment while power is restored. Another common use is to clean the residual carbon left on switch boards after a voltage explosion has occurred.
Dry ice blasting is ideal for removing coatings such as:
Just to name but a few.
No detergent or blasting material is left after treatment. This makes the system highly suitable for industries that require a high degree of hygiene - the food and pharmaceutical industries for example.
Environment-friendly, dry ice is completely non-toxic. As no hazardous chemicals or solvents are used in dry ice blasting, operators avoid being exposed to hazardous fumes and other dangers during cleaning. In contrast to high-pressure hosing, polluted drain water is avoided.
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Please view our video below to see the unit in operation.