A Better Way to Clean

Dry Ice blasting + cleaning can save your business time, cost and labor by cleaning in place. It also saves your equipment and components the wear that normally occurs with conventional blast media such as sand, glass beads and walnut shells.

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How It Works

Kinetic Energy

Kinetic energy is transferred by the accelerated dry ice pellet as it hits the surface during the dry ice blasting process. The dry ice pellet sublimates (changes from solid to gas) upon impact and is softer compared to other cleaning media such as sand, grit, or beads. Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive and will not damage most substrate materials or affect tool tolerances.

Thermal-Shock Effect

Thermal-Shock Effect occurs when cold dry ice pellets (109 degrees Fahrenheit below zero) strike a much warmer, contaminated surface during dry ice blasting. The extremely cold temperature of the dry ice causes the bond to weaken between the surface being cleaned and dirt, grime, and other residues. This effect aids in the release of the contaminant when it is struck by the dry ice pellets during dry ice blasting.

Thermal-Kinetic Effect

Thermal-Kinetic Effect combines the impact of sublimation and the rapid heat transfer discussed above. During dry ice blasting, when the dry ice pellet hits the contaminated surface, the vapor expands so much (up to 800 times the volume of the pellet) and so fast that a micro-explosion occurs, taking off dirt and grime in the dry ice blasting process.

Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting

  • Less clean-up waste
  • Extend equipment life
  • Clean in place
  • Clean more thoroughly
  • Reduce or eliminate damage to equipment
  • Save space – No need for a dedicated cleaning area
  • Safe cleaning environment
  • Dry cleaning
  • Non-polluting and environmentally friendly
  • Inhibits bacteria & mold growth

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Call Us For More Dry Ice Blasting & Cleaning Information

Reliant Pacific Dry Ice
(714) 330-4281
Reliant Dry Ice
(432) 260-0883
Reliant Atlantic Group
(303) 301-4366