ICE BLASTING - HOW DOES YOUR CURRENT PROCESS COMPARE?
If you are experiencing prolonged
downtime, high costs for secondary (solvent or water) waste disposal
or costly wear and tear on equipmentits time to evaluate
your cleaning, coatings removal and/or surface preparation process
and measure it against the Cold Jet dry ice blasting process.
Cold Jet dry ice blasting is an
environmentally-, employee-, and equipment-friendly alternative
to most conventional surface preparation and cleaning methods. Compare
your current cleaning process to the dry ice blast cleaning process
and see how Cold Jet can add value to your business through improved
productivity, reduced waste and lower costs.
Find your current cleaning method
in the list below and click on it:
cleaning processes involve substances that are detrimental to the
environment and worker safety. When solvents are used to dissolve
unwanted surface materials, a subsequent flushing, rinsing or hand
tool operation is frequently required to remove the dissolved materials.
Equipment must often be disassembled or extensively prepared prior
to the solvent cleaning to protect sensitive portions. Solvent management
and disposal are also costly issues for businesses.
dry ice blasting dissolves and blasts away unwanted material in
one step. Like solvent baths, the Cold Jet dry ice blasting
process can simultaneously clean numerous objects with differing,
complex geometries. Plus, Cold Jet dry ice blasting systems provide
safe, thorough, in-place cleaning for components, subassemblies
and complete machines. The dry ice evaporates on contact with the
surface, preventing the creation of any secondary waste stream for
Quick, easy tasks
that would take too long to set up for more mechanized approaches
are often accomplished by employees who clean only defined areas
and use specified hand tools.
Cold Jet dry ice blasting is the
ideal tool for these easy jobs. When performed by trained
employees using specific nozzles and according to various other
parameters, the Cold
Jet dry ice blast cleaning process results in 10 to 20 times less
labor hours required for cleaning.
Power tool cleaning
can provide a quick solution for flat, simple geometriesbut
it can also damage or wear down surfaces.
dry ice blasting provides the benefits of power tool cleaning without
added wear on expensive molds and other production tooling.
This, combined with an increased cleaning
rate, is the reason Cold Jet is rapidly replacing power
tool cleaning in these operations.
While it is among
the fastest methods of cleaning, water blasting nevertheless has
limited applications. On steel surfaces, for example, it cannot
create any specific surface profile, which is a key parameter in
paint performance. Also, the use of water induces flash rusting,
which makes paint or coating application more difficult and risky.
Furthermore the use of water blasting on production equipment including
automated welding lines, presses and machine tools can result in
severe electrical problems. Many customers tell us that water blasting
is the quickest way to burn up a motor.
Jet dry ice blasting can be used on any variety of materials as
well as on or near electrical equipment.
Because dry ice evaporates quickly, equipment
stays clean and dry. Waste streams are minimized as no additional
waste (such as wastewater) results from the cleaning process.
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results in some level of cleanliness and roughness with sand being
the most common blasting media. Like all open blasting, sandblasting
creates fugitive dust, and this dust is usually toxic. In all cases,
it is a nuisance, creating mess and dramatically shortening the
life of all nearby moving parts through wear.
dry ice blasting uses nonabrasive dry ice that wont wear away
the surface being cleaned and wont create additional waste
for disposal. You can also take the Cold Jet dry ice
blasting system to your equipmentcleaning it in place without
risky and time-consuming material handling. Cold Jet dry ice blasting
is the logical choice when no surface roughness is desired.
calculate your potential savings by using dry ice blasting
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