dryIceFaq

Dry Ice Blasting FAQ

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1) What is CO2 blasting?

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2) How does CO2 cleaning remove contaminants?

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3) How does this differ from how sandblasting works?

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4) What happens to the dry ice once it strikes the surface?

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5) What happens to the contaminant?

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6) Does the process damage the substrate?

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7) Can CO2 clean “hot” or in-use machines?

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8) Does the CO2 cool the substrate?

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9) Will the process create condensation?

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10) Does block dry ice have advantages over pellets?

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11) Are there differences in the cleaning effectiveness of dry ice pellets vs. the granules produced by the SDI-5?

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12) How did the technology for CO2 cleaning originate?

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13) What is the ideal air pressure needed to operate the CO2 cleaning machinery?

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14) What are the best CO2 cleaning applications?

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15) How is dry ice blasting used in foundries?

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16) What are some successful rubber molding applications?

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17) How is CO2 cleaning used in the food industry?

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18) What are some examples of applications where CO2 cleaning does not work well?

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19) Can CO2 be used to remove paint?

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20) Will CO2 remove greases, oils, or weld slag?

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21) Can CO2 cleaning be used to remove rust?

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22) Will CO2 clean glass?

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23) Can CO2 be used to clean wood?

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24) Does CO2 replace sandblasting / bead blasting / water blasting, etc.?

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25) What are the primary safety issues relating to the use of dry ice blasting systems?

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26) Is the CO2 cleaning system noisy?

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27) Do the contaminants or dry ice particles ricochet?

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28) Is it okay to blast in an enclosed area?

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