Dry Ice Blasting

Dry Ice Blasting - Introduction

Dry ice blasting is an industrial cleaning process that can be likened to other forms of media blasting like sand or bead blasting but with a difference - Dry ice Blasting uses solid Carbon Dioxide or Dry Ice as the blasting medium bringing along with it host of advantages.

  • Enhances the cleaning - provides a "Cleaner Clean".
  • Reduces Down time - allows most items to be cleaned "Inposition".
  • Can be used in tasks as gentle as dusting smoke damage from books or as aggressive as for removing weld slag from tooling.
  • Dry Ice cleaning is a non-abrasive, nonflammable and nonconductive cleaning method and can be used on active electrical or mechanical parts.
  • Is environmentally-friendly and contains no secondary contaminants such as solvents or grit media All of which makes it a preferred cleaning method for industry specific applications and is thus used in the Power, Food and Beverage, Rubber mold, Printing, Tire, Aeronautical, Pharmaceutical and other industries.
How Dry Ice Blasting Works?

Dry Ice Blast cleaning is a process in which particles of solid carbon dioxide, commonly known as dry ice, are propelled at high velocity to impact and clean a surface. Upon impact, the CO2 particles return to their natural state as carbon dioxide gas, thus disappearing as they clean. Although it is often compared to sand blasting, bead blasting, or soda blasting, dry ice actually cleans differently. Traditional abrasive blasting methods clean through a chiseling action, much like using an ice pick, but often take away part of the substrate as well. Dry ice, on the other hand, might better be compared to a spatula as it lifts away the contaminant. The particles can present its varied granulation depending on the surface to be applied.

Illustration Of The Cleaning

The dry ice penetrates in the pollutant but instantly it exalts. This sublimation creates a wave of compression tension between the surface and the layer to be it cleans, with enough energy to remove the pollutant and to leave the surface evaporates. When the surface to be cleans it contains oil or grease, the action of cleaning it is a process of similar wash the water of high pressure. When the particles enter in contact with the surface, they are compressed, creating a snow flow with high-speed that washes the surface without leaving any residue.

The current range of Dry Ice Blasters from amongst our supplies are,

  • MINI LD10 Pellet Blaster
  • SUPER MD16 Pellet Blaster
  • HANDY MD20 Blaster ** works with all forms of Dry Ice
1. Mini LD10 Pellet Blaster
Key Features:
  • Compact and Affordable
  • More suitable choice for the cleaning of smaller surfaces
  • Can be used with most plant compressors does not necessarily warrant a higher air flow compressor
  • Easy to Transport manoeuvre and store
Features
Specifications
Blast Preasure
3 – 10 Bar
Airflow
2,5 – 4,5 meter cube/min
Weight
45 Kg
Ice Delivery
10 – 50 Kg/hour
Hopper Capacity
10 Kg
Power Supply
Single Phase 220 – 240 volts/50 Hz
Power Consumption
350 Watts
Noise
80 – 100db
Size (L/W/H) MM
380 x 430 x 700
Operational Medium
Dry Ice Pellets
Comes With
  • Blasting Unit
  • 5M Blasting Hose
  • Gun Assembly
  • 1 Round Nozzle
Mini LD 10 Pellet Blaster
2. Super MD16 Pellet Blaster
Key Features:
  • Powerful and robust
  • Full range of blast pressure
  • Demanding continuous operation
  • Suitable for cleaning a wide range of contaminants
Features
Specifications
Blast Preasure
4 – 16 Bar
Airflow
2,5 – 8 meter cube/min
Weight
65 Kg
Ice Delivery
10 – 65 Kg/hour
Hopper Capacity
16 Kg
Power Supply
Single Phase 220 – 240 volts/50 Hz
Power Consumption
600 Watts
Noise
80 – 100 db
Size (L/W/H) MM
480 x 530 x 1000
Operational Medium
Dry Ice Pellets
Comes With
  • Blasting Unit
  • 5M Blasting Hose
  • Gun Assembly
  • 1 Round Nozzle
Mini LD 10 Pellet Blaster
3. Handy MD 20 Blaster
Key Features:
  • All pneumatic – electric power not required to operate the machine making it extremely mobile
  • Durable
  • Rugged
  • Works with all forms of dry ice
Features
Specifications
Blast Preasure
2 – 15 Bar
Airflow
3 – 12 meter cube/min
Weight
86 Kg
Ice Delivery
15 – 40 Kg/hour
Hopper Capacity
20 Kg
Power Supply
PNEUMATIC
Power Consumption
NA
Noise
80 – 100 db
Size (L/W/H) MM
350 x 530 x 1020
Operational Medium
All Forms of Dry Ice
Comes With
  • Blasting Unit
  • 5M Blasting Hose
  • Gun Assembly
  • 4 Aluminium Inserts
  • 4 Jet Venturi
Mini LD 10 Pellet Blaster

Common Features

Constructional
  • Ergonomically Designed - Light weight, Compact & Highly manoeuvrable
  • Convenience - Easy to use control panels
  • Rugged – Fully enclosed stainless-steel cabinets
  • Application specific nozzles & choice of hose length
Operational
  • Adjustable blast pressure
  • Variable Dry Ice Feed – Economical, Fine tune cleaning & Aggression
  • Maintenance Friendly – Easily Accessible internals for service & maintenance
  • Operational Safety – Shuts down via emergency stops
  • Pulse free blasting

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