Dry Ice Blasting
The environmentally friendly, non-abrasive way to clean even delicate surfaces.
Most people are familiar with sandblasting, which accelerates sand particles in a pressurized air stream to grind against a surface. Dry ice blasting is similar to sandblasting in that it blasts a medium at supersonic speeds to lift dirt, paint, rust or debris off the underlying substrate; however, that’s where the similarity ends.
Extremely Powerful Cleaning, Gentle Application for Delicate Surfaces
Dry ice blasting is extremely powerful, yet gentle enough for delicate surfaces. Dry ice blasting uses solid CO2, a non-abrasive media, that won’t damage surfaces or equipment. Once the pellets impact the surface, they dissipate. It’s a safe alternative for you and the environment. It is powerful enough to remove production sticky residues, release agents, contaminants, paints, oils, biofilms and even weld slag from tooling yet so gentle it can remove dust and smoke damage from antique books.
Instead of using hard abrasive media to grind on a surface (and damage it), dry ice blasting uses soft dry ice, accelerated at supersonic speeds, and creates mini-explosions on the surface to lift the undesirable item off the underlying substrate.
Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting:
- no secondary contaminants such as solvents or grit media
- approved for use in the food industry
- allows most items to be cleaned in place without time-consuming disassembly
- safe for active electrical and mechanical parts
Dry Ice Blasting is Clean and Safe
Traditional cleaning methods use a solid grit media or water for cleaning hazardous materials, which results in the cleaning medium also becoming hazardous and requiring special handling, disposal and regulatory reporting. Dry ice creates none of these waste stream additions. It is safe for vegetation and does not expose your employees or customers to any potentially harmful substances.
Dry ice blasting has been approved by the EPA, FDA and USDA as an acceptable cleaning method. It has been documented by the Food Standards Agency to effectively decontaminate surfaces of salmonella, e. coli, and listeria.
Dry Ice Blasting Applications
- Fire Restoration (soot & smoke removal)
- Mold Remediation
- Historic Preservation
- Walls & Ceiling clean-up
- Electric Motors
- Tanks & Vessels
- Production & Manufacturing Equipment
- Oil & Gas Plants
- Hydro Electric Facilities
- Combined Cycle Facilities (Gas & Steam)
- Coal & Mining Facilities
- Sub Stations
- Nuclear Decommissioning
Food & Beverage
- Bottling Plants
- Dry Ingredients