DRY ICE BLASTING SERVICES
Dry Ice Blasting?
Dry ice blasting is simply the safest method of cleaning environmental locations, including cleaning equipment or preparing a surface for coating.
First, our dry ice blast cleaning process is completely non-abrasive. This feature allows materials such as steel, concrete, plastic, glass or rubber to be cleaned without causing damage to the surface.
By simply adjusting the air pressure, our CO2 cleaning services are ideal for surface preparation. This allows us the option of cleaning a painted surface or removing paint completely from the surface. Second, dry ice blasting is a dry process.
Our CO2 cleaning services are the most environmentally safe method for cleaning industrial equipment or preparing a surfaces for coating. When dry ice pellets reach a surface, they vaporize, turn into gas and return to its natural state. Therefore, no secondary waste is generated by using dry ice. The only residue generated is that of the surface being cleaned.
Dry ice blasting eliminates the use of hazardous chemicals making it an environmentally safe option. The savings in disposal costs and downtime can be very significant.
“Does not produce net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere”
We use carbon dioxide that already exists in the atmosphere and has been converted to a solid state (Dry Ice – CO2). Then, we use these particles for blasting, which at that moment is converted back to its natural state as gas in the atmosphere. We do not produce any new CO2 from our process. Therefore, our process is ecological and carbon neutral.
REASONS TO CHOOSE DRY-ICE-BLASTING
Cleaning equipment throughout plants with dry ice provides many advantages. Below is a list of these advantages from a Cost, Safety, and Quality perspective.
- Eliminates waste disposal costs
- Lowers costs of consumables
- Dry Ice Blasting System is completely self-contained (doesn’t use plant utilities)
- A various number of blasting units can accomplish a large amount of work in a short period of time
- Decreases labor-time of scrubbing and manual cleaning allowing employees to concentrate on other tasks
- Reduced downtime
- Equipment is cleaned in place
- Work can be performed while plant is in operation
- No extended downtime waiting for surface to dry
- No cool down required so cleaning can take place at substrates operating temperature
- No damage to equipment
- Extends equipment life because ice blasting does not abrade, wear, pit, or erode equipment surfaces
- Elimination of equipment damage from transit to or from the dedicated cleaning area
- The most environmentally safe way to clean a surface
- The safest way to clean a surface
- No harmful chemicals
- No waste generated
- No disposal of large amounts of materials
- Almost any surface can be cleaned
- Completely dry
- Non-Toxic (Carbon Dioxide is safer than toxic or environmentally harmful chemicals)
- No harmful emissions
- Safe for employees (No hazardous chemicals eliminates employee exposure and corporate liability)
- Safe for end products
- Safe for the environment
- Safe for equipment
- Provides a quicker and superior clean
- Provides a perfectly clean, dry and prepared surface for recoating
- No moisture
- Doesn’t burn out fixtures or damage electrical equipment
- Aggressive enough to clean tough surfaces and sensitive enough to clean delicate, e.g. industrial control panels, man fans, and other electrically sensitive equipment
- Cleans nooks and crannies or disposal problems
- No messy clean-up, no collection or disposal problems
- Stops the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and other fungi as well as stops odors at the source by elimination of the bacterial host environment (not as a masking agent or cover-up)
- No disassembly and re-assembly of equipment
- Non-Abrasive, therefore, no surface stresses are created and no change in cavity size or round corners through wear
- No special preparation is required, e.g. masking and covering
- Plastic, glass, rubber, steel, and concrete can all be cleaned
- Electrical or areas around bearings can be cleaned
- Helps equipment run more efficient
- Improves maintenance efforts
- Production equipment normally dismantled and transported to special area can be cleaned safely in place on the production floor, saving substantial downtime and other resources
Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Comparison Chart
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*Each of these blast cleaning materials becomes contaminated upon contact if used to clean hazardous objects. When that happens, these materials are then classified as toxic waste requiring safe disposal.