Dry ice blasting – a useful and cost-effective alternative to conventional cleaning systems such as high pressure water jetting or sandblasting
Dry ice blasting technology is an eco-friendly and cost-effective method used to prepare and clean surfaces. It is particularly suitable for removing deposits from metal parts and metal surfaces. In principle, this process can remove any material that is sensitive to changes in temperature. This includes paints, varnishes, glues, oils, wax, bitumen, plastic deposits and plastic foam.
Dry ice blasting technology makes the most of the thermal and kinetic energy of the pellets which loosen the deposits and make them brittle
The chain links, clogged up with oil and fat, are as good as new after they have been cleaned with our dry ice blasting system
For this method, dry ice pellets made from frozen carbon dioxide (-79°C) are blasted at the surface at very high speed. The very most is made of the thermal and kinetic energy of the pellets: the surface is cooled down (thermal) causing the coating or the deposit to contract which is then destroyed (kinetic).
The deposits are removed from the surface as a result of the pellets suddenly changing from a solid state into vapour
Dry ice blasting can be used to clean:
Moreover, scale and slag can be removed with dry ice blasting technology as well as coal and fatty residue.
Paints and other coatings can be removed using this material-friendly system
Dry ice blasting technology is a useful and cost-effective alternative – especially for plant parts that are extremely difficult to clean with traditional cleaning systems such as UHP water jetting or sandblasting. It has a number of advantages: