DRY ICE BLASTERS
The Best in (Dry Ice) Blasting
ESCA Blast offers an extensive line of professional dry ice blasting equipment for purchase throughout the USA. We are authorized distributors for some of the top OEMs of dry ice equipment available including Nu-Ice, ASCO and ColdJet.
We offer both full packages or individual blast pots, depending on your needs. contact us for more information on packages or to ask any questions you may have. Whether you need a full blasting rig to complete a project or simply require a specific model, you can trust that our substantial range of dry ice blasting equipment is the latest, most efficient technology available – properly maintained, calibrated and ready for production.
What is dry ice blasting?
Dry ice blasting is a method that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) pellets as a blast media to remove light paint, oil, soot, smoke residue, graffiti, pollution, grease, mold, tar, and other soiling conditions and surface contaminants from solid surfaces.
Although the process is similar to other abrasive cleaning methods, there are clear differences. First, dry ice blasting is non-destructive. The CO2 pellets are soft and change to gas (sublimate) upon contact with the surface material. Second, the process leaves no secondary waste behind, making it environmentally friendly and safe to use on molds, vehicle interiors, motors, turbines and fins, food and beverage processing equipment, semiconductors, and even antiques & other delicate items.
How does dry ice blasting work?
Dry ice blasting requires a dedicated dry ice blaster that stores dry ice; a sizable air compressor with an air dryer to provide clean, dry compressed air; blast and air hoses; and nozzle(s). The amount of run time is determined by the size and capacity of the dry ice tank also known as a ‘hopper’.
Most systems use a rotary feed system to move the dry ice from the tank into the blast hose, which then pushes the ice up to the nozzle with pressurized air. Other dry ice systems increase their cleaning power by adding abrasives to the dry ice stream.
When the dry ice stream hits the unwanted material, it sublimates, creating an explosive freezing effect that loosens and removes surface particles.
Leave No Trace with Dry Ice Blasting
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