Dry Ice Blasting

Dry Ice Blasting

Industrial sites need to keep all equipment in working order at all times to ensure smooth operations. Unfortunately, though, many industrial environments also have conditions that cause equipment to deteriorate if it’s not properly cleaned. Dry ice blasting is one of the fastest and most effective methods for cleaning your industrial equipment.


Why Dry Ice Blasting is Best for Industrial Cleaning

Our dry ice blasting services provide cleaning and product finishing that sand and water blasting cannot provide. Dry ice blasting is the process of sending dry ice (solid CO2) particles through a blast hose that penetrates and removes contaminants on virtually all surfaces. The CO2dissipates into a gas after impact. It offers several benefits over other cleaning methods:

  • Faster and more efficient cleaning
  • No need to disassemble or reassemble equipment
  • Significantly reduces downtime
  • No need to move equipment for cleaning
  • Virtually zero residue left in the area after cleaning (no sand grit or water)
  • Safer than other common cleaning methods because it requires no chemicals, heat, or hazardous materials
  • No hazardous waste and no water reclamation, making it more environmentally friendly than other cleaner methods
  • No additional costs to remote cleaning byproducts or hazardous waste

Cleaning for All Types of Equipment and Facilities

Dry ice blasting does not leave behind glass, shells, or other media that you have to clean up after it’s done. Carbon dioxide (CO2)can safely be used for several different industrial applications, including:

  • Cooling fins on compressor units
  • Sulfur lines
  • Stainless steel tanks
  • Shovel at a coal mine
  • Even roof tar (we’ve done this on the side of a school)

If you’ve never seen dry ice blasting in action, you’re not alone. Here’s a visual look at how the process works. We use a nozzle connected to a dry ice storage tank. Small pellets of dry ice are forced out with compressed air and hit the surface of whatever it is we are cleaning. The force of the pellets expels dirt and buildup, leaving behind a beautiful, clean surface. Only a small section of the outer surface gets cold, while the remainder of the equipment gets slightly cool or has no temperature change at all.

Here’s a closer look at what those tiny dry ice pellets are like as they come out of the nozzle.

If you’re still not convinced, here are some before and after pictures of a large steel tank that we cleaned using dry ice blasting. It quickly removed significant built-up dirt on the tank exterior and left behind no messy residue to clean up.

Contact us today to learn more about the dry ice blasting process. We’re here to answer all your questions about when this method of cleaning makes sense for your business. Our friendly and helpful customer service team is here to help you understand it, and get your dry ice blasting scheduled.

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