Dry ice blasting, a cutting-edge cleaning method that uses solid carbon dioxide (CO2) pellets, has gained significant traction across various industries due to its eco-friendly nature and remarkable cleaning capabilities. This unique technique harnesses the power of accelerated dry ice particles to remove contaminants and residues without generating secondary waste. In this blog, we will delve into the versatility of dry ice blasting applications by highlighting 4 versatile dry ice blasting machines: i3 MicroClean® 2, PCS® 60, PLT® 60, and the E-CO2™ 150.
Dry ice blasting has gained popularity as a highly efficient and environmentally friendly cleaning solution across industries. Cold Jet, a leading provider of dry ice blasting equipment, offers state-of-the-art solutions that have transformed the cleaning process for industrial companies. However, investing in such advanced equipment requires a sizable financial commitment for businesses. To make this investment more accessible, we provide a range of financing options that cater to different needs and budgets. This allows organizations to experience the benefits of dry ice blasting without breaking the bank.
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.
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Where do I get dry ice?
Dry ice pellets or blocks can be ordered from industrial gas suppliers, welding supply companies and other regional suppliers. Dry ice can be picked up directly from suppliers, or most major metropolitan areas have regular delivery trucks that cover 100 mile radiuses. Dry ice can also be shipped using a common carrier and it is delivered in insulated containers.
You can also produce your own dry ice with a pelletizer. Read more about producing your own dry ice below.
Dry ice blasting requires a simple setup
Along with your dry ice blasting machine, the systems will come complete with a blast and air hose, an applicator and a nozzle that is best suited for your application.
If you’ve heard of dustless blasting, you know it’s becoming the preferred choice for surface preparation and corrosion/coating removal. While the title “dustless” blasting is a bit of a misnomer, given that it’s impossible to deliver completely dustless blasting when abrasive blasting is needed, there are solutions out there that drastically reduce dust clouds.