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What is Dry Ice Cleaning?
Cleaning with Dry Ice is Clean and Safe.  Dry ice cleaning (also known as dry ice blasting, dry ice blast cleaning, and dry ice dusting) is similar to sand blasting, plastic bead blasting, or soda blasting where a medium is accelerated in a pressurized air stream to impact a surface to be cleaned or prepared. But that's where the similarity ends.

Instead of using hard abrasive media to grind on a surface (and damage it), Dry ice cleaning uses soft dry ice, accelerated at supersonic speeds, and creates mini-explosions on the surface to lift the undesirable item off the underlying substrate. If you want to read all the technical details, see the How CO2 Blasting Works page. 

Dry ice cleaning has many unique and superior benefits
over traditional blasting media.  Click for video 

Dry Ice Cleaning...
-  is a non-abrasive, nonflammable and nonconductive cleaning method
  -  is environmentally-friendly and contains no secondary contaminants
     such as solvents or grit media
  -  is clean and approved for use in the food industry
  -  allows most items to be cleaned in place without time-consuming disassembly
  -  can be used without damaging active electrical or mechanical parts or creating
      fire hazards
  -  can be used to remove production residues, release agents, contaminants, paints,
      oils and biofilms
  -  can be as gentle as dusting smoke damage from books or as aggressive as
      removing weld slag from tooling
  -  can be used for many general cleaning applications

High Density Blasting Ice
2.9 mm Diameter Pellets

Dry ice cleaning uses compressed air to accelerate frozen carbon dioxide (CO2) "dry ice" pellets to a high velocity. A compressed air supply of 80 PSI/50 scfm can be used in this process. Dry ice pellets can be made on-site or supplied. Pellets are made from food grade carbon dioxide that has been specifically approved by the FDA, the EPA and the USDA.

Carbon dioxide (CO2)is a non-poisonous, liquefied gas, which is both inexpensive and easily stored at work sites.

Top 10 Reasons Dry Ice Blasting is superior
1. Superior clean: fewer cleaning cycles = less downtime
2. Machines can be cleaned in place: dry ice blasting is a dry process and requires
    no disassemble/reassembly which means much less downtime
3. Quicker clean: less resource = more runtime = more profits
4. Non-abrasive, nonflammable and nonconductive: dry ice blasting won't damage
    most substrates and can be used safely on electrical components
5. No secondary waste cleanup: this not only saves additional cleanup labor and
    expense, but also means temporary containment areas can possibly be reused
    - an additional cost savings
6. Can get into tight spaces that many other methods can not
7. Environmentally friendly: meets USDA, FDA and EPA guidelines
8. Operator safety: no exposure to chemicals or grit media
9. Operator efficiency: not as labor intensive as traditional cleaning methods
10. Clean enough for the food industry, strong enough(1) for everything else

Environmental Facts About Dry Ice Cleaning      What Can I Clean?

Rent a Cold Jet Dry Ice Cleaning Unit through Airgas
Red-D-Arc Welderentals

Airgas provides high density Blasting Ice and Airgas Red-D-Arc provides Cold Jet Dry Ice Blasting equipment on a rental basis throughout the continental United States. Airgas selected to partner with Cold Jet because they are the global industry leader in Dry Ice Blasting. Cold Jet's Dry Ice Blasting equipment is designed to be used in a wide range of cleaning and product finishing processes.

Through Airgas Dry Ice specializes in high density blasting ice for the toughest jobs. Airgas Red-D-Arc offers rental equipment programs, try-before-you-buy and rent-to-own state of the art Cold Jet blasting equipment. Click on the link  for more information how to rent blasting equipment and contact Airgas Dry Ice for purchasing high density blasting ice. For more information about Cold Jet, clink on the link




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Cleaning Comparison

 Blasting Ice Videos (with narration)
    Customer Testimonials (1:15)
    Fire Restoration (3:24)
    Historical Restoration (3:07)
    Historical Restoration
    Prague (Czech, with subtitles, 9:23)
    Mold Remediation (4:20)
    Printing applications (2:16)

Blasting Ice Videos (without narration)
    Foundry applications (1:39)
    Rubber Mold applications (2:21)
    Food/Bakery applications (2:30)

Industry PDFs
    Red-D-Arc / Cold Jet Brochure 
    Contract Cleaning 
    Disaster (and Mold) Remediation 
    Food and Packaging 
    General Maintenance 
    Historical Restoration 
    Medical Device Manufacturing 
    Power Generation 
    Weld-Line Cleaning 
    CS Norway School