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TECHNICAL PAPERS

TECH PAPER INDEX

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The Fundamentals of Dry Ice Blast Cleaning
Today, CO2 / dry ice blasting is being effectively used in a wide array of applications, from heavy slag removal to delicate semiconductor and circuit board cleaning. Imagine a process that can be used on-line without damaging equipment or requiring a machine "teardown". Unlike conventional toxic chemicals, high pressure water blasting and abrasive grit blasting, CO2 / dry ice blasting uses dry ice particles in a high velocity air flow to remove contaminates from surfaces without the added costs and inconvenience of secondary waste treatment and disposal.

Dry Ice Blasting - Practicalities
This technical paper taken from the Good Painting Practice, SSPC Painting Manual, Volume 1, Fourth Edition, describes dry ice blasting's Basic Principles of Operation, its Historical Development, the Equipment and Matrials used, the Major Markets and Applications for dry ice blasting, the FlashJet® coatings removal process, Cleaning Rate and Cost Information, as well as the Expected Advances in Dry Ice Blasting Technology.

CO2 / Dry Ice Particle Blast Cleaning for the Molded Rubber Products Industry
The use of solid CO2 / dry ice blasting for the non-abrasive cleaning of rubber molds without removing the molds from the press or creating a secondary waste stream has intrigued molded rubber products manufacturers since the mid-1980's. Today, many molded rubber product manufacturers are aware of CO2 / dry ice blasting technology and its potential to reduce production downtime, maintenance labor costs, and enhance product quality and appearance. In fact, molded rubber products manufacturers make up a major segment of the CO2 / dry ice particle blast cleaning market worldwide.

State of the Art in CO2 / Dry Ice Blast Tire Mold Cleaning
For manual, hand-held applicator tire mold cleaning, the most notable development has been blast nozzles that are shorter in length, lighter in weight, operate at much lower air flow rates (and are therefore less noisy) without sacrificing performance, and are configured for rapid interchange from one nozzle to another. All of these new developments make the task of manual tire mold cleaning with CO2 / dry ice pellet blast much easier for the operator, and more acceptable and safer for the general plant environment.

Tire Mold Maintenance With Engineered CO2 / Dry Ice Blasting Systems
The use of solid CO2 / dry ice blasting for the non-abrasive cleaning of tire mold sidewalls without removing the mold from the press or creating a secondary waste stream has intrigued tire manufacturers since the mid-1980’s. The collective experiences of those tire manufacturers who were "early adopters" of this technology have led to a more pragmatic approach regarding the use and benefits of solid CO2 / dry ice blasting. The result has been the continued success and growth of the CO2 / dry ice blasting industry with significant support from the tire manufacturers. Mainstream technology acceptance has arrived in particular for the CO2 / dry ice blasting technology suppliers who listened to these pioneer customers in the tire industry, and worked diligently with them to provide fully developed tire mold maintenance solutions.

How to Compare Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Systems
Not all dry ice blast systems are created equal. System comparison tests are suggested below that should help potential buyers distinguish between sales pitches and performance reality.

Nozzle Acoustics Guide - Revised
This paper supplies answers to many common acoustic questions such as noise measurements, characteristics of noise fields, and OSHA regulations.

 

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