When you think of dry ice you likely think of stage effects at a concert, Halloween haunted houses or even fancy “smoking” cocktails. While dry ice can be used for amazing visual effects, there is so much more to it. Let’s take a look at what dry ice is, where the raw material comes from, how it is made and some of the uses for it outside of the ones mentioned above.
Trident Restoration is a full-service restoration company that offers 24/7 Emergency Services for water, fire, mold, and storm damage. They are one of the many companies that use Cold Jet dry ice blasting technology to complete their jobs. They have used the Aero® 40FP, one of our dry ice blasting machines, for over 8 years, and plan to grow their inventory with some new machines when they expand! See below for a Q&A with the Vice President of Trident Restoration, Eric Long.
Prime, Tack & Seal Company (PTS) in West Chicago, Illinois, specializes in spraying prime and tack coats, as well as applications for dust control, chip and seal and aggregate slope paving on a large variety of road projects. PTS applies an asphalt mixture to existing asphalt or concrete surfaces and to new construction sites prior to asphalt paving. This mixture helps prep the surface before the top layer of asphalt is applied by plugging voids in the surface, hardening the top layer and helping to bind it to the overlying asphalt.
Rossi’s Fine Italian Cuisine Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been proudly serving locals and tourists alike since 1987. The restaurant experienced a fire, which caused smoke and soot damage throughout the 10,000 square foot restaurant.
When it comes to cleaning and construction projects, in most cases the highest bid rarely wins. However, for Andresen & Far AS, a professional painting company in Norway, the final price quote for removing paint from brick and concrete walls at Benterud School in Lørenskog represented more than simply adding a new coat.
Downtown Superior, Wisconsin has a recent trend of historic building redevelopment, rather than tear down. One of the more high profile examples is the Empire Block building, which was formerly the home of Luyre Furniture. The vacant building was purchased by a developer who plans to convert it into a mixture of apartments and commercial space.
When using dry ice blasting for mold remediation, additional safety measures, such as oxygen level monitoring are important.
Power Generation professionals know that one key to peak performance is clean electrical equipment. The demand to keep the equipment running often leads to deferred cleaning and maintenance, reduced efficiency, and in some cases, outages caused by flashover.
The April Contractor of the Month is Industrial Cleaning Solutions in Blue Springs, MO.
Industrial Cleaning Solutions provides dry ice cleaning in a variety of industrial facilities, residential and commercial construction projects, and in commercial and industrial kitchens. The company extensively cleans production and processing equipment, such as vacuum tanks and tubing, radiators, heat exchangers, and all types of equipment with a variety of surfaces like stainless steel, galvanized steel, and painted steel. They also pre-treat surfaces for coatings and painting with dry ice blasting.