Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Dry ice blasting is an industrial cleaning process that can be likened to other forms of media blasting like sand or bead blasting but with a difference - Dry ice Blasting uses solid Carbon Dioxide or Dry Ice as the blasting medium bringing along with it host of advantages.
Dry Ice Blast cleaning is a process in which particles of solid carbon dioxide, commonly known as dry ice, are propelled at high velocity to impact and clean a surface. Upon impact, the CO2 particles return to their natural state as carbon dioxide gas, thus disappearing as they clean. Although it is often compared to sand blasting, bead blasting, or soda blasting, dry ice actually cleans differently. Traditional abrasive blasting methods clean through a chiseling action, much like using an ice pick, but often take away part of the substrate as well. Dry ice, on the other hand, might better be compared to a spatula as it lifts away the contaminant. The particles can present its varied granulation depending on the surface to be applied.
The dry ice penetrates in the pollutant but instantly it exalts. This sublimation creates a wave of compression tension between the surface and the layer to be it cleans, with enough energy to remove the pollutant and to leave the surface evaporates. When the surface to be cleans it contains oil or grease, the action of cleaning it is a process of similar wash the water of high pressure. When the particles enter in contact with the surface, they are compressed, creating a snow flow with high-speed that washes the surface without leaving any residue.