benefits of dry ice blasting
Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2).
It's called "dry ice" because it does not melt like wet ice, instead dry ice converts into carbon dioxide gas. Dry ice is extremely cold ( -109°F/-78.5°C), non-toxic, and completely dry. (CO2) pellets are accelerated in a pressurized air stream to clean or prepare a surface.Through sublimation, where a CO2 pellets instantly changes from a solid to a gas, the pellets create mini-explosions upon impact to effectively clean nearly any surface. Since it leaves behind no residue, dry ice blasting has become one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly methods to clean in an industrial or domestic environment. Only the coating that has been removed remains to be disposed of, and this can usually be swept or vacuumed from the floor beneath the treated object.
Dry ice is non-conductive, chemically inert, non-poisonous and non-flammable.
It has the ability to clean a wide variety of surfaces including: monuments, walls, production equipment, food processing equipment, printing presses, wood, walls, windows, and much more. Dry ice can even be used on sensitive surfaces, such as active electrical equipment and outdoor sculptures, or easily damaged surfaces like nickel, chromium and soft aluminium without causing damage.
Dry Ice Blasting is non-abrasive, and surfaces are therefore treated gently.
Dry Ice Cleaning is a technologically advanced, environmentally responsible surface preparation and cleaning method for all industries. Dry Ice Cleaning is designed to replace high-pressure cleaning 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 be replaced by Dry Ice Blasting. As the process is completely dry and non-conductive, Dry Ice Blasting can be used where other methods are unsuitable.