Archive for May 3, 2012
Similar in nature to soda blasting, plastic bead blasting, or sand blasting, dry ice blasting performs the same type of duty. It uses pressurized air to blast some type of agent onto a surface in order to prepare it for other services. Dry ice blasting can also be used to clean surfaces such as these.
However, dry ice blasting is also markedly different than the other methods noted above. Dry ice blasting uses dry ice, which is soft, and blasts it at extraordinary speeds. This is very different from the other methods which often can cause scratches or other types of damage due to the effects of the abrasions.
Dry ice blasting is not a corrosive method of blasting. It uses materials that are not flammable so it can be safely used in a wide variety of different settings and industries. When an item is being cleaned with dry ice blasting, it can remain where it is located in most cases and it does not need to be disassembled. This saves valuable time, effort, and money.
Certified as safe to use in the food industry, dry ice blasting is clean as well as environmentally friendly. This is because it does not contain any solvents. It can be used to remove residues, oils, and a whole host of other items.
Due to the ability to control the force of the pressurized air, dry ice blasting can be used in a variety of different ways. It can be used to remove the finest dust from the most valuable vintage books. It can also be used to remove the toughest welding residue from the welding equipment. The dry ice pellets used in dry ice blasting are made of carbon dioxide that has been deemed food grade. Carbon dioxide is a non poisonous gas that is easy to use and store.