CLEANING WITH CRYOGENIC TECHNOLOGY
Dry Ice Blasting is a revolutionary cleaning method, also known as cryogenic cleaning, in which a jet of dry ice is blown or sprayed under high pressure in the form of small, compact particles (pellets). Dry ice pellets are accelerated by compressed air pressure, as in traditional blasting techniques.
The unique feature of using dry ice in a high-pressure blast as a cleaning agent is that the particles of dry ice are converted from a solid to a gaseous state on impact with a surface. This means that the area to be cleaned is completely dry and free of any secondary substances. As the process is completely free of moisture and does not create any electrical conduction, it is possible to use the dry ice blowing method in places where there is no room for traditional methods. It is perfectly feasible, for example, for cleaning engines and installations with electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic components.
It does not generate secondary waste, only the residual layer detached from the cleaned surface remains, which can be subsequently collected from the floor or vacuumed.
The dry ice blasting method replaces both high-pressure water washing and other traditional blasting methods using agents such as sand, glass or plastic micro-beads. It can also replace other systems that involve the use of solvents and chemicals that are harmful to health.
Dry ice blasting is ideal for removing residual layers of materials such as glue, varnish, oil, grease, soot, lubricants, slip-resistance agents, bitumen and many other substances that are cleaned daily with this system.
With the Dry Ice Blasting method it will often be possible to clean machines and equipment on site, without the need for dismantling and costly production stops. As there is no secondary waste and no need to drain water or dry out moisture on the cleaned surface or area, short breaks can easily be used for cleaning work.
Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive and does not damage the surface to be cleaned. It can therefore also be used to clean delicate materials such as nickel, chrome and soft aluminium.