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Dry Ice Blasting for Statue Restoration and Quality Preservation

11 February, 20 8:45 am · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Statue of Stephen Austin in Sugarland TX

Red-D-Arc’s dry ice blasting equipment was provided as part of the restoration effort for the prestigious  Stephen F. Austin statue in Sugarland, Texas. Our team of dry ice blasting specialists delivered solutions to get the project completed with a package consisting of two Cold Jet dry ice blasting machines, two high volume after-cooled 375CFM air compressors, 2,500 lbs of blasting ice (CO2), and on-site operator/safety training. (more…)

Dry Ice Blasting Provides Speedy Restoration for University

21 November, 19 3:32 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Disaster Remediation for Fire-Damage

Red-D-Arc provided high pressure 200 psi/375CFM compressors, dry ice blasting machines, ice, and on-site operator/safety training to labor crews in a time-constrained situation as part of emergency management and response effort to address a university garage fire disaster in Houston.

The dry ice blasting process was used to clean up soot and carbon contaminated surfaces bringing it back to pre-disaster condition. Through the expert support of Red-D-Arc’s Dry Ice Blasting Team the customer was able to compress cleaning time-frames and complete the project in less than a week enabling the critical service delivery infrastructure to get back to the educational community in a short period of time.

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Industrial Disaster Remediation with Dry Ice Blasting

04 June, 18 3:00 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Feet of worker standing in oil spill
Dry ice blasting is a state-of-the-art cleaning method that can save time and money — typically the cleanup can be accomplished in one third the time of traditional cleaning methods and, even more important, the cleaning job is more thorough, especially in hard to reach places.

Powerful, non-destructive blast cleaning with minimal cleanup

Dry ice cleaning uses recycled CO2 in the form of solid dry ice particles as the cleaning media. There are a range of intensity settings available, depending on the application, ranging from deep, powerful surface cleaning to extremely fine settings for jobs requiring light cleaning. Dry ice is non-abrasive to most surfaces and can be used around delicate components, including electronics, which would be damaged by water or solvents. Dry ice turns to a gas after contact with the surface being cleaned — clean-up time is kept to a minimum and there is no waste material to dispose of.
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Dry Ice Blasting – Save Money, Reduce Waste and Increase Efficiency

13 November, 17 11:45 am · Leave a comment ·
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A project manager approached Red-D-Arc with an interesting challenge. Their power plant stack had a failing paint system which needed to be prepped for repainting in order to prevent further corrosion. They needed a method of prepping the surface of the 60 foot tall stack which could be performed without the use of scaffolding and would not produce any residual waste, since it might interfere with sensitive components.

Red-D-Arc’s Blasting Specialists suggested dry ice blasting (DIB). Dry ice blasting is an environmentally sustainable cleaning and surface preparation method. It uses dry ice pellets which requires absolutely no clean up, unlike traditional surface preparation methods like grit, HP water and chemicals. Not to mention, dry ice blasting is very fast, effective and inexpensive.
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Red-D-Arc Company Overview Video

11 May, 17 9:13 am · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Red-D-Arc is recognized around the world as the welder rental specialist. We have been renting welding equipment for more than 60 years and our welding-equipment fleet is now more than six-times larger than our closest competitor. But did you know that Red-D-Arc is a leader in Weld Automation, Diesel Generator Rental, Induction Heating Systems, Pipe Welding Equipment, Blast Cleaning Equipment, Specialty Equipment, and Cutting Tables? Over the past 20 years we have been listening to our customers and continuously adding new products and services to meet their needs.

We produced a short video showcasing some of our many products and services. Enjoy!

Having a Blast in the Lions Den

29 June, 16 2:13 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Staff Blast Cleaning Tautphaus Park Zoo
The staff at Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls were looking for a solution to quickly and efficiently remove worn epoxy coatings from the inside of their large cat enclosures. The Red-D-Arc Blasterentals team supplied the zoo staff with a Farrow 150 wet abrasive blasting system which was able to safely and efficiently remove the epoxy coatings. The Farrow 150 is an environmentally friendly wet blasting solution that is 100% non-toxic, which was an important consideration for this job, benefitting both the park staff and the animals. Red-D-Arc provided onsite training services and was able to have the park staff up and running within a very short period of time. If you’re considering sandblaster rental, but need an eco-friendly, wet blasting alternative, consider the Farrow 150.

A job well done by the Red-D-Arc Blasterentals team and a special thanks to the staff at the Tautphaus Park Zoo. For more blast cleaning customer application stories follow our blast cleaning specialists on Twitter: @Blasterentals1.

Farrow 150 Wet Abrasive Blasting System

24 May, 16 11:40 am · Leave a comment ·
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Update: We now offer the ClearBlast 150 Wet Media Blaster for Rent, Sale or Lease.

Did you know that the Farrow 150 Wet Abrasive Blasting System is a fast and effective way of removing sealant from paving stones, cement and brick surfaces? Using a standard #6 nozzle and 185CFM Air Compressor, the Farrow 150 replaces the slow and messy process of chemical stripping and power washing commonly used today. A paving restoration company based out of Illinois rented the Farrow 150 and “blasted” through nine different projects in one week; cleaning between 4-6 square feet per minute! Clean up time was also greatly reduced thanks to the use of environmentally friendly crushed glass media. The company is now considering one of Red-D-Arc’s flexible leasing options.


Visit our Wet Media Blaster Rentals page for more information on dustless blasting systems
The Clearblast 150 is an excellent dustless blasting system.

Lions, Sharks and … Dry Ice Blasting?

22 April, 16 4:12 pm · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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We were pleasantly surprised to find this incredible video on the National Geographic website. It’s a bit different from what one might expect i.e. lion, sharks and other natural phenomenon. The video illustrates the power of dry ice blasting. Incredibly, this blasting medium is strong enough to strip hardened tar yet gentle enough to remove the ink from a business card without damaging the paper. Great work by the folks at ColdJet demonstrating this incredible technology.

Red-D-Arc has a complete line of Cold Jet dry ice blast cleaning machines available for rent, lease and purchase.

Red-D-Arc Offers the Latest Dry Ice Blasting Technology

23 March, 16 3:31 pm · Leave a comment ·
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Aero 80FP
Get the latest in Dry Ice Blasting technology with the new Cold Jet Aero Aero 40FP and Aero 80FP. These units provide an on-board pressure regulator as well as a newly designed rotor that produces a more consistent, pulse-free ice feed. And both the Aero 40FP and Aero 80FP utilize a compact motor that reduces weight and lowers power consumption. Rent, purchase or lease the Aero 40FP or Aero 80FP to see what the latest generation of Dry Ice Blasting technology can do for your next blast cleaning project.

Red-D-Arc Blasterentals Keeps the Fleet Rolling at Smith Transport

06 November, 15 10:47 am · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Trucking companies like Smith Transport need to get at least 12 years out of their trailers. Replacement costs are substantial at over $70,000. In 2007 the trucking industry began using epoxy coating to protect against corrosion. Over time the epoxy gets broken down by the elements and needs to be stripped to allow for visual inspection and repairs. This is a time consuming process requiring a team of up to 12 workers scraping the coatings for more than a week.

Using the power of the Farrow 150, Smith Transport was able to cut prep time per trailer from weeks down to hours. The protective coatings are stripped from the trucks so that they can be inspected, recoated and returned to service in less time, and at a fraction of the cost. Fleet life is extended, down time reduced, and money is saved. That’s smart business.

Red-D-Arc offers an extensive line of Farrow Coating Removal equipment for sale, lease and rent.

Visit Red-D-Arc at Insights 2015

17 February, 15 1:55 pm · Leave a comment ·
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The Insights conference and trade show is the premier property restoration industry event offering world-class speakers, training courses and networking opportunities for property restoration professionals.

Insights 2015 runs from March 2nd to the 4th at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana. Be sure to stop by the Red-D-Arc booth (#415) to learn more about our products. We will be showcasing some of our latest products such as the Farrow 150 and other media blasting equipment.

Farrow 150 Wet Abrasive Blasting System

13 February, 15 3:25 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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Update: We now offer the ClearBlast 150 Wet Media Blaster for Rent, Sale or Lease.

Red-D-Arc now carries the Farrow 150 – available for sale, lease and rent. The Farrow 150 is the most advanced, versatile, and user-friendly wet abrasive blasting system on the market today.

Wet blasting substantially reduces media consumption and dust while still providing any profile and surface cleanliness required. The Farrow 150 uses 50-75% less abrasive than conventional dry blasting. Air particulates are reduced by over 90%. Less contamination results in lowering clean-up and disposal cost.

Its compact size and weight make the Farrow 150 easy to transport to and from any work site. Blast pressure can be adjusted from 30 psi to 120 psi allowing for maximum range of control. Additional features include pneumatic controls, self-venting and pressuring pot as well as a 25 gallon internal water tank. The main components are now safely protected behind a fully enclosed powder coated frame, protecting the internal surfaces from corrosion for a more reliable, cleaner blast.

Visit our Wet Media Blaster Rentals page for more information on dustless blasting systems

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