Dry Ice Blasting vs. the others
This process 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.
Cold Jet dry ice blasting uses nonabrasive dry ice that won't wear
away the surface being cleaned and won't create additional waste for
disposal. You can also take the Cold Jet dry ice blasting system to
your equipment - cleaning 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.
Soda Blasting is generally an effective cleaning method. However,
Soda Blasting, like all open blasting, creates a great deal of
secondary waste. Often, the time spent blasting is matched, if not
doubled by the time it takes to clean up the extra waste soda
blasting creates. In fact, the residue and waste left behind by soda
blasting can adhere to wood and other substrates being blasted.
Cold Jet dry ice blasting uses nonabrasive dry ice that often
surpasses the clean left behind by soda, but does so without leaving
any secondary waste to dispose of. There is also some debate as to
the effects soda blasting can have on the PH levels of the soil it
comes into contact with after blasting. Since Cold Jet leaves no
secondary waste to attend to, the entire project time and the
secondary mess are drastically reduced.
(Ultra-)High Pressure Water Blasting
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,
motors 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.
Cold 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
Most solvent 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.
Cold Jet 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 cleanup.
Power Tool Cleaning
Power tool cleaning can provide a quick solution for flat, simple
geometries-but it can also damage or wear down surfaces.
Cold Jet 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 dry ice blasting is rapidly replacing power
tool cleaning in these operations.
Hand Tool Cleaning
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 that may end up
damaging your equipment.
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
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