DRY ICE BLASTING?
It is a form of carbon dioxide cleaning, where dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is accelerated in a pressurized air stream and directed at a surface in order to clean it.
This method is very fast, efficient and EKOLOGICAL
HOW IT WORK
The dry ice pellets evaporate on contact, so that the only clean-up required is the debris removed by blasting. There is no water to reclaim, no solvents or other chemicals involved, no heat, and no media or secondary waste to clean up or contain.
3 Powerful forces:
1. Kinetic Energy Transfer
The solid food-grade dry ice pellets strike the cold and brittle contaminant and fractures it.
2. Thermal Energy Transfer
The cold temperature (-79°C) makes the material brittle, shrinks the debris, and loosens it from the subsurface.
3. Sublimation Energy Transfer
When the dry ice comes in contact with the warmer subsurface, the dry ice converts back into carbon dioxide gas in a process called sublimation. During this process dry ice expands 700 times in volume, lifting the contaminants from the surface without abrasion to the substrate.
BENEFITS OF USE
Superior level of clean:
Achieve the level of cleanliness you need whether it’s visual or microbial
No water, no media and no chemical residue so there’s no dry time or extra cleaning required
Reach Tight Spaces:
Easier to get into hard to reach spaces
Simply takes less time to achieve desired results than other methods
Allows equipment to be cleaned in place:
No disassembly and reassembly which saves time and enables more frequent cleaning
No secondary waste:
Saves additional clean-up labor and disposal expense. The only clean-up required is the material being removed
Non-abrasive, non-flammable and non-conductive:
Won’t damage most substrates and can be used safely on electrical components
Meets USDA, FDA and EPA guidelines and eliminates the expense of environmental clean-up
No exposure to chemicals or grit media for those in the area
Not as labor intensive as water, media or chemical wipe-down.
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