ICE BLASTING


Dry ice blasting is known by several names: dry ice blasting, dry ice cleaning, CO2 blasting, dry ice dusting, and even environmentally sustainable cleaning. Cold Jet dry ice blasting is an efficient and cost-effective way for industries to maximize production capability and quality. Dry ice blasting is similar to sand blasting, plastic bead blasting or soda blasting where media 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 blasting uses soft dry ice, accelerated at supersonic speeds, and creates mini-explosions on the surface to lift the undesirable item off the underlying substrate.

Dry ice blasting has many unique and superior benefits over traditional blasting media.

SELECT YOUR INDUSTRY:

Medical Device
Manufacturing

A clean mold produces
higher quality products

Power
Generation

Restore rotating and stationary electrical equipment to peak performance

General Maintenance
& Facilities

Reduce cleaning time and production line disruption

Medical Device Manufacturing

A clean mold produces higher quality products.

Cold Jet precision dry ice blast cleaning has helped medical industry manufacturers meet stringent industry process demands for quality and consistency. Cold Jet systems enable manufacturers to optimize their process by cleaning contaminants from cavities, vents and hard-to-reach places. This is done without the use of chemicals, eliminating chemical residue on the mold. Dry ice is also approved by the EPA, FDA and USDA as an acceptable material in cleaning methods.

Cold Jet dry ice blast cleaning is a non-abrasive system that can extend the life of the mold by eliminating the need for harsh chemicals, wire brushes and abrasive pads. From catheter tips, surgical device handles, surgical instrument trays, or stents, to cleaning the clamping devices used during the fabrication process, Cold Jet has a solution. When it comes to product finishing, Cold Jet’s systems can be used to deburr or deflash medical products manually or can be integrated into the manufacturing process.

Cleaning with Cold Jet Dry Ice Blasting in the Medical Device Manufacturing Industry Will:

  • Improve product quality
  • Provide process and product consistency
  • Help meet contract specifications
  • Reduce downtime
  • Increase productivity
  • Be non-abrasive
  • Eliminate water and secondary waste
  • Clean in-place, no disassembly required
  • Provide an environmentally responsible clean
  • Simplify operation

Proven Medical Device Manufacturing Applications for Cold Jet Dry Ice Blasting Include:

GENERAL MOLD AND TOOL CLEANING

  • Liquid Injection Silicone Molds
  • Thermoplastic Injection Molds
  • Thermoset Injection Molds

DEFLASHING AND DEBURRING OF PARTS AND COMPONENTS

  • Medical Stents and Implants
  • Surgical Tools and Instruments
  • PBT, Acetal, Nylon, LCP, PEEK and other plastic products
  • Catheter Tips
  • Manifolds

Power Generation

Restore rotating and stationary electrical equipment to peak performance.

Power Generation professionals know one key to peak performance is clean electrical equipment; however, the demand to keep the equipment running often leads to deferred cleaning and maintenance, reduced efficiency and in some cases, outages caused by flashover. Cold Jet dry ice blast cleaning provides a non-conductive, environmentally responsible cleaning process that allows equipment to be cleaned in-place, without cool down or disassembly. In addition, the outage time typically needed for cleaning can be reduced up to 65%.

Cleaning with Cold Jet Dry Ice Blasting in the Power Generation Industry Will:

  • Reduce catastrophic failures
  • Increase Polarization indices
  • Improve thermal dissipation
  • Eliminate secondary waste
  • Reduce outage time by 65%
  • Clean in-place, no cool down or disassembly

Proven Power Generation Applications for Cold Jet Dry Ice Blasting Include:

  • Turbines
  • Compressors & Generators
  • Substation Isolators & Bushings
  • AC/DC Motor Cleaning
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Switch Gears
  • Transformers
  • Rotors Stators
  • Insulators
  • Armature
  • Field Frames

General Maintenance & Facilities

Reduce cleaning time and production line disruption.

Dirt, soot, grease and oil build up in production facilities causes machinery to function improperly and can create an unsafe working environment. Effective cleaning extends the life of electric motors, reducing or eliminating costly repair, replacement or rental programs. However, manual cleaning is often delayed to prevent the shut-down of production lines.

Cold Jet dry ice blasting equipment provides a quick, safe, non-toxic and economical cleaning solution for facilities, industrial equipment, machinery, machine tools and assembly line equipment. Any item that is part of a production process can be cleaned on-line and without requiring cool-down with Cold Jet.

Cold Jet dry ice blasting cleans in-place without disassembly or cool down and is non-abrasive, non-conductive, non-corrosive and does not use water. Cold Jet’s systems can clean on and around hydraulic power units and electrical power and distribution components. Additionally, adhesives and oil and grease build-up are easily removed by dry ice blasting.

Cleaning with Cold Jet Dry Ice Blasting in Industrial Facilities Provides:

  • An environmentally responsible clean
  • Decontaminated and sanitized production surfaces
  • A cleans in-place method with no cool down required
  • Reduced cleaning downtime
  • No secondary waste
  • Elimination of wear and tear
  • A non-abrasive process
  • Effective removal of bacteria (mold, listeria, salmonella, e. coli)
  • Enhanced Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) & Six Sigma programs

A Few Proven Facility & Plant Maintenance Applications for Cold Jet Dry Ice Blasting Include:

  • General & Production Equipment
  • Ceilings & Walls
  • Equipment Degreasing
  • Surface Cleaning Before Painting
  • Forklifts
  • Electric Motors / Electrical Boxes
  • Control Panels
  • Pipes, Hoses & Fittings
  • Conveyors
  • Cooling Fans
  • Hydraulic Parts
  • Robotics
  • Sanding Belts

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