Cleaning in place via a flexible nozzle that can penetrate small nooks and crannies, pressure blasted particles of solid carbon dioxide (commonly called dry ice), are forced into the equipment at a solid state and instantaneously turn to gas. Surface coatings like paint oil, adhesives, and accumulated debris shrink from the change in temperatures and are forcibly blown off the surfaces they are attached to, leaving a clean, dry substrate. This is especially effective in environments where pollution and dust are detrimental to the system’s operation.
Without the use of abrasives to remove an array of contaminants, dry ice blasting allows you to clean many surfaces without profiling or altering the appearance and texture of the product. Non-toxic, non-abrasive and time-efficient, dry ice blasting eliminates the need for chemical stripping or sanding, resulting in a smooth finish with minimal residue.
Dry ice blasting allows you to take advantage of its quick services to reduce production downtime and unplanned maintenance. When gentle removal of surface contaminants is necessary, and dry ice blasting alone doesn’t provide the abrasive power necessary, glass beads or crushed garnet added into the dry ice stream increase the versatility of this preparation method, still reducing the need for extensive containment and cleanup processes. Adding in these media increases the abrasive qualities, providing extra assistance with removal of adhesive, coatings, and corrosion, tool cleaning and parts refinishing, surface preparation and remediation, providing a versatile cleaning solution safe for sensitive or delicate surfaces or surrounding areas while being aggressive enough to meet industrial process cleanliness standards.