Marine Industries

Dry Ice Blasting offers a less harmful, more effective way to clean vs. traditional pressure washing and chemical solvents, but also sanitizes surfaces reducing the likelihood of sea slime, algae, and mussels attaching itself to the surface.

What can Dry Ice Blasting Clean?

  • Blistered fiberglass repair
  • Anti-fouling paint removal
  • Ship hulls
  • Sea water intake valves
  • Condensers and heat exchangers
  • Engine rooms
  • Docks

Dry Ice Blasting can be utilized to clean docks and other marine areas as well. Dry Ice Blasting is environmentally friendly method allowing no harmful chemicals to pollute the lakes, rivers or environment during the cleaning process.

Keep your marine systems running longer with maintained cleaning using Dry Ice Blasting.

How Does The Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Process Work?

  • To use dry ice, the proper dry ice blasting equipment and dry ice blasting machines must be used. The Dry Ice Blasting process uses pellets made through a process of taking Liquid Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and expanding it to produce a snow like substance that is compressed to make hard Dry Ice Pellets.
  • Dry Ice Pellets are then propelled at a supersonic speed by a compressed air gun (similar to other blasting systems). Upon impact, the dry ice creates a micro-thermal shock (caused by the extreme cold temperature of -79º C) which breaks the bond between the coating and the substrate. The high pressure air stream removes the dirt from the surface, while the Dry Ice Pellets vaporize (sublimate) before your eyes.

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Comparison Chart

The Dry Ice Blasting process is superior to blasting with sand, glass beads and other types of cleaning methods for numerous reasons. As an Eco-friendly cleaning alternative, the dry ice cleaning method is quickly becoming favored for environmental as well as production reasons. Due to the nature of the Dry Ice Blasting process, there is no waste to be disposed of. Tremendous performance gains of little to no production downtime, quality of the clean, no clean-up, and minimized damage to equipment make Dry Ice Blasting a cost-effective cleaning option.

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning vs Traditional Methods

Blasting Cleaning TechniqueWaste for DisposalAbrasiveToxicElectrically ConductivePerformance Comparison
Dry IceNoNoNoNoExcellent
Glass BeadsYesYesNo*NoOK
Walnut ShellsYesYesNo*NoLimited

Electrical Applications using Dry Ice Blasting

Remove build up on electrical components in all types of electrical equipment. Applications include windings on generators, circuit boards, equipment motors and more. All cleaned without damage and minimal down time