CLEANING WITH DRY ICE
No one facility is the same as the next one. Every industrial plant or its parts to be cleaned requires an ideally tailored method for cleaning. This should achieve the best possible cleaning results, protect the plant, guarantee consistent levels of production quality and be as environmentally friendly as possible.
How does cleaning with dry ice work?
The dry ice blasting process that is gentle on the surfaces enables efficient cleaning of a wide range of components and machines with complicated and sensitive surfaces without residues of cleaning agents. In this way our machining times can be shortened and plant downtimes reduced.
Under certain conditions, dry ice blasting is also suitable for the degreasing of surfaces due to the fact dry ice, if used accordingly, has similar properties to solvents.
Our application engineers face new challenges every day and develop new applications for industry. We are thus able to use the dry ice method economically and efficiently in almost all industrial sectors.
For the cleaning, the dry ice particles are for instance accelerated, with 5000 liters of air per minute and impact with the material to be cleaned at the speed of sound. In this way the layer that is to be stripped off is locally supercooled and becomes brittle. The following dry ice particles penetrate into the brittle cracks and sublimate abruptly on impact. The carbon dioxide becomes gaseous and increases its volume by some 700 to 1000 times in the process. It blasts the dirt off the surface in the process.