Dry Ice Blasting for
Dry Ice Blasting is an environmentally safe form of abrasive blasting, where dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide , is accelerated in a pressurized air stream and directed at the surface in order to clean it.
The method is similar to other forms of abrasive blasting such as sandblasting, plastic bead blasting, or sodablasting but substitutes dry ice as the blasting medium. Dry ice blasting leaves no chemical residue as dry ice sublimates at room temperature.
Dry ice blasting has many unique and superior benefits over traditional blasting media such as being specifically approved by the FDA, the EPA and the USDA. Therefore this is a perfect cleaning method for restaurants, large kitchens, micro breweries, bakeries, laboratories and other places where cleanliness is of upmost importance. THE GREEN WAY TO CLEAN!
Dry-ice blasting involves propelling pellets at extremely high speeds. The actual dry-ice pellets are quite soft, and much less dense than other media used in blasting-cleaning (i.e. sand or plastic pellets). Upon impact, the pellet sublimates almost immediately, transferring minimal kinetic energy to the surface on impact and producing minimal abrasion. The sublimation process absorbs a large volume of heat from the surface, producing shear stresses due to thermal shock. This is assumed to improve cleaning as the top layer of dirt or contaminant is expected to transfer more heat than the underlying substrate and flake off more easily. The efficiency and effectiveness of this process depends on the thermal conductivity of the substrate and contaminant. The rapid change in state from solid to gas also causes microscopic shock waves, which are also thought to assist in removing the contaminant.
Dry-ice blasting can be used to clean food processing equipment to effectively decontaminate surfaces of Salmonella enteritidis, E. coli, and Listeria monocytogenes such that these microorganisms are not detectable using conventional microbiological methods. It may also be used to clean some equipment without disassembly and without producing fire or electrical hazards.
The EPA recommends dry ice blasting as an alternative to many types of solvent-based cleaning. Dry ice blasting can clean numerous objects with differing, complex geometries at once.
This method is superior to sandblasting because the dry ice is soft enough not to pit or damage the underlying surface. The dry ice sublimes quickly into the air and only the removed material must be cleaned up. Dry Ice blasting eliminates equipment damage in two ways. First, dry ice does not erode or wear away the targeted surface as traditional grit media and even wire brushes do. This means that surface integrity and critical tolerances are preserved and equipment will not have to be replaced due to surface erosion common with sand, glass beads, and other abrasive media. Second, with traditional cleaning methods, equipment is often damaged (bumped, dropped, etc.) while in transit to or from the dedicated cleaning area. Instead most equipment and machinery can be cleaned while in place.
This image shows us removing smoke damage that was done to wood. This is a very safe and effective means to take away both the smell and the smoke coloring, returning the wood to its' original condition!
You can learn more about our Dry Ice Blasting methods and services by going to out Dry Ice Blasting website located at http://DryIceBlasting.info
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