Dry Ice Blasting Equipment

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Dry Ice Blasting Equipment

Dry ice blast machines use compressed air to safely remove debris and contaminants from surfaces without leaving behind residue. The first step of the process involves loading solid dry ice pellets into an ice blast machine. The compressed air then accelerates the pellets at high speed, causing debris and contaminants to loosen and break apart from the surface.

Once the pellets make contact with the surface, sublimation occurs wherein the pellets immediately convert into carbon dioxide gas, expanding rapidly to create a micro-explosion that dislodges the contaminants. The force of the gas and pellets loosens the contaminants, leaving no remaining residue, as the carbon dioxide gas safely dissipates into the atmosphere.

Industries that effectively utilize this innovative cleaning method include:

  • Industrial Cleaning
  • Food and Beverage Processing
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Restoration and Remediation

Dawson-Macdonald is an authorized distributor for Cold Jet, the leader in dry ice blast equipment since 1986.

Benefits of Cleaning With Dry Ice Blast Machines

Learning how to dry ice blast can provide a vast array of benefits for cleaning with dry ice blast machines, some of which include:

  • Non-Abrasive Cleaning: Safely cleans delicate surfaces without scratching or causing surface damage.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Dry ice blast equipment utilizes solid carbon dioxide (C02) pellets for eco-friendly cleaning. The pellets eliminate the need for water or harsh chemicals, evaporating on contact without leaving behind secondary waste.
  • Versatility: A dry ice blast machine benefits a broad range of applications and industries, including automotive, industrial cleaning, food processing, restoration, and electronics. The method can effectively clean surfaces such as molds, electrical equipment, machinery, and more.
  • Time and Cost Savings: Reduces labor costs and cleaning time compared to traditional cleaning methods. The process eliminates the need for drying time and disassembly, increasing productivity and efficiency.
  • Non-Conductive: The cleaning method is non-conductive, making it safe for use on machinery and other electrical equipment without risking electrical shock.
  • Reduce Downtime: A dry ice blast machine can reduce downtime by completing all the cleaning in one place. This leads to an increase in cost savings and improves operational efficiency.

Key Features of Dawson-Macdonald’s Dry Ice Blasting Machines From Cold Jet

  • Advanced Technology: Dry ice blast equipment utilizes high-quality components for reliability and durability while offering cutting-edge engineering and design. Patented SureFlow technology includes quick disconnect fittings, which reduce downtime and provide faster start-up and shut-down operations. An enhanced applicator includes dual triggers, a tough outer shell, water release channels, and sealed electrical switches to protect against grit, moisture, and drop damage.
  • Precision and Efficiency: Dry ice blast machines have powerful blasting capabilities to achieve a uniform and consistent cleaning result. Lightweight MicroClean accessories for traditional Cold Jet systems transform units into precision machinery that can clean complex areas that previously could not be reached.
  • Safety Features: Surpasses global safety standards due to the addition of tactile and visible indicators, multi-step functions, and sealed switches.
  • Versatility and Flexibility: Suitable for a broad range of industries and applications. The superior bend radius and hose flexibility enable the end user to clean more comfortably overhead, especially at extreme angles.
  • User-Friendly Design: A lightweight, ergonomic design facilitates a longer, more comfortable blast cycle. An intuitive interface makes dry ice blast machines simple to operate with easy cleanup and maintenance.
  • Portability and Mobility: The compact design allows for easy maneuverability and transportation.

This PDF includes complete technical specifications.

Dry Ice Blasting vs. Wet Ice Blasting

Dry ice blasting uses solid dry ice (carbon dioxide) pellets for a blasting media. The pellets sublimate immediately upon impact, transitioning from solids into a gas (C02). This results in no residual material left behind and minimal cleanup.

The dry ice blast process is a waterless cleaning method, and it is non-conductive, making it safe for use on electronics and other electrical components. Dry ice blasting is suitable for a broad range of applications, such as surface preparation, delicate cleaning tasks, and industrial cleaning.

Wet ice blasting uses ice particles as the blasting media. Upon impact, the particles melt, transforming into liquid water. The process involves residual moisture and additional cleanup. Since the process involves water as the medium, there may be additional considerations for managing the disposal of wastewater.

Wet ice blasting can be effective for many applications, proving particularly effective for removing paint or grease.

Contact Dawson-Macdonald to Secure Your Dry Ice Blasting Machine Today

Dawson-Macdonald offers dry ice blasting machines to meet the needs of various industries. Contact us for more information and learn how our experienced team can help you select dry ice blast equipment for your next application.