Cold Jet Dry Ice Blasting

Dry ice blasting accelerates small pellets of solid carbon dioxide at dirty surfaces where the impact of the pellets and rapid change in temperature can blast nearly any type of contaminant off the surface. Dry ice blasting can be implemented to remove grime from nearly any surface. Applications include paint removal, mold cleaning, production machine cleaning and maintenance and oil removal.

Targeted Sectors
  • Commercial: Foodservice
  • Industrial: Food and Beverage; Power Generation; Contract Cleaning; Oil and Gas; Foundry; Packaging; Textile
  • Residential: All Residential
7. Coldjet MAIN

How Does It Work

  • one@2x

    CO2 pellets are fed from a hopper into a pressurized stream that accelerates them toward the surface to be cleaned.

  • two@2x

    The CO2 pellets strike the dirty surface, immediately evaporating into CO2 gas.

  • three@2x

    The pellets draw heat out of the substrate causing it to become brittle, while the kinetic energy of the impact blasts the material away.

Benefits for Tulare

  • drought@2x

    Drought Resilience

    Dry ice blasting eliminates water consumption from a large variety of cleaning applications, which account for 10-28% of an industrial facility’s overall water use. The technology also allows dry industrial facilities to avoid using water to clean industrial machines and can replace pressure washing for industrial, commercial, and home applications.

  • greenhouse@2x

    Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    This method reduces electric use and electric demand and reduces production and/or purchase of marginal electric resources. The cleaning medium evaporates on impact, leaving no chemical cleaning waste and the contaminants are removed from the surface in a dry state, making them easier and safer to collect and dispose of when compared to liquid waste streams.

  • cost @2x

    Reduce Ratepayer Costs

    Dry ice blasting reduces costs of municipal water systems resulting from less groundwater pumping and reduces costs of municipal wastewater system resulting from less wastewater being treated at the plant.

  • environment@2x

    Reduces Regulatory and Environmental Risks

    This technology is safer than wet methods for cleaning electronics. The dry ice pellets are also non-toxic and non-hazardous, which is beneficial for the environment and reduces contamination for employees, products, and equipment. The method is also non-abrasive, nonflammable and a nonconductive cleaning method. 

  • electric@2x

    Supports Electric Reliability

    Users can reduce overall cleaning time by 75-90% compared to manual cleaning systems. Industrial facilities can also use dry ice blasting to clean equipment in-place, reducing machinery downtime and conveyor belts can be run while they are cleaned, increasing efficiency further.

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