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What is Dry Ice Blasting?

A modern cleaning method using the solid form of carbon dioxide (also known as dry ice, CO2 at -78°C). Compressed air accelerates the carbon dioxide, and the user directs it towards the surface being cleaned.

The method is like other forms of media blasting such as sandblasting, plastic bead blasting, or soda blasting as it cleans surfaces using compressed air to accelerate the media, but dry ice blasting uses dry ice as the blasting medium.

Dry ice sublimates on impact and transitions back to its gas form leaving behind no media residue as with other cleaning methods.

Dry ice blasting is nonabrasive, non-conductive, nonflammable, and non-toxic.

timber roof frame being blasted
Where can I use Dry Ice Blasting?

Because it is is nonabrasive, non-conductive, nonflammable, non-toxic and low residue cleaning method, this makes it ideal for cleaning the following and much more:

  • Electrical components and equipment            
  • Industrial machinery and equipment            
  • Food production, processing and storage areas            
  • Fire damage recovery            
  • Bacteria and fungi control        
World War 2 radio after cleaning
Dry is blasting is…well… Dry!

Dry ice blasting is a dry cleaning method, which means, components or areas that would normally not tolerate moisture are the perfect job for dry ice blasting. Some examples are:

  • Switch boards
  • Electrical components
  • Areas containing electronics
  • Wood structures
  • Areas at risk of water corrosion
World War 2 radio after cleaning
Gentle and Tough Cleaning

Being almost non abrasive, dry ice blasting is less likely to damage delicate surfaces. Though while it can be gentle on surfaces, dry ice blasting can deal with the toughest jobs as well. Dry Ice Blasting is great for:

  • Corrosion removal
  • Paint removal
  • Tar removal
  • Fire damaged buildings
tar tanker being blasted
No Dismantling – Less Downtime – Save Money

Dry to being low residue and a dry form of cleaning more equipment and tools can be cleaned in place meaning less time and money wasted closing plant for maintenance.

Low Residue Cleaning

Dry Ice blasting is a low residual blasting media: As it uses dry ice which sublimates back into the atmosphere there is no blasting media left behind after the clean. This makes it a great cleaning method in:

  • Medical equipment and areas
  • Food processing and storage areas
  • In doors equipment and areas
  • Fire damaged buildings
chart showing less residue with dry ice blasting
Ecologically Friendly

Fewer residues and contaminants are created and made from the use of dry ice blasting techniques. Other forms of cleaning leave behind residues or water that must then be responsibly handled. Dry ice blasting reduces the need for these tasks again saving time and money.

Dry ice blasting is ecologically friendly
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