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Dry Ice Blasting Effective for Sanitizing Microbial Contamination

22 February, 24 9:30 am · Leave a comment · Katelyn O'Neill
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In the realm of food and beverage production, maintaining impeccable cleanliness is not just a matter of aesthetics; it’s a critical component of ensuring consumer safety and meeting regulatory standards. The demand for effective sanitation methods has surged to unprecedented levels in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the arsenal of cleaning techniques, dry ice blasting has emerged as a game-changer, offering unparalleled efficiency and efficacy in decontaminating production environments. (more…)

Nu-Ice COMMANDO® 55 Dry Ice Blaster

04 October, 23 3:04 pm · Leave a comment · Glorious Hightower
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Check out this video featuring the Nu-Ice COMMANDO® 55 Dry Ice Blaster! The COMMANDO 55 is the most powerful dry ice blaster in its class, delivering maximum blasting velocity with no secondary waste for the perfect clean in place solution. The patented BlitzFeed® freezeless dry ice delivery system coupled with the industry’s only integrated moisture separation prevents bridging and ensures reliable ice feed.

Our Nu-Ice rental package is the most comprehensive on the market, encompassing five different nozzle varieties and all the tools required to accommodate just about any onsite job requirement. Watch now to see why Red-D-Arc’s Commando 55 package is the preferred choice in the rental industry.

Contact us to see what the Nu-Ice COMMANDO 55 Dry Ice Blaster can do for you and to connect with a dry ice blasting specialist for more information about our full line of dry ice blasting equipment and capabilities.

Dry Ice Blasting Advantages Over Other Cleaning Methods

08 December, 21 2:41 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Benefits Of Dry Ice Blasting And Its Advantages Over Other Cleaning Methods

worker cleaning food production equipment with dry ice blasting
Dry ice blasting is an advanced cleaning and surface preparation process in which pressurized dry ice pellets (frozen CO2) are blasted at a very high speed and pressure at the surface to be cleaned. The extremely low temperature (109 F) of the pellets causes loose surface dirt and debris to dislodge due to thermal shock, while the kinetic energy of the pressurized jet knocks off the contaminants. Dry ice blasting is a highly effective cleaning method that is fast, effective, environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and non-abrasive. It is often preferred over other cleaning methods such as sandblasting, bead blasting, wet blasting, scraping, and chemical cleaning, due to its numerous superior characteristics and inherent advantages. This article explores the characteristics and benefits of dry ice blasting and its advantages over other cleaning methods.

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Dry Ice Blasting for Industrial Paint Booth Cleaning

10 December, 20 9:06 am · Leave a comment · Red-D-Arc
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Achieving a 60% Reduction in Cleaning Time

Red-D-Arc’s dry ice blasting specialists are renowned in the industry for their expertise in delivering tailored solutions focused on cleaning and performance optimization, particularly in commercial and industrial paint operations. In these environments, dry ice blasting consistently outperforms traditional methods like hand scraping or chemical cleaning for removing overspray deposits.

Project Scope and Development

When a Wisconsin-based manufacturing company sought a solution to streamline their paint booth maintenance, they turned to Red-D-Arc to explore the potential of dry ice blasting. The goal was to conduct a thorough deep clean of one of their paint booths, targeting heavy overspray on walls, floors, windows, lighting covers, fixtures, and sprayers. Following the removal of deposits, the surfaces would be treated with a protective clear coat before returning the booth to production.

Red-D-Arc’s dry ice blasting specialists thoroughly assessed the requirements, including onsite compressed air needs and removal rates, providing the client with a comprehensive overview of the project scope. They then tailored a customized rental package to suit the specific needs of the customer’s environment and painting operation.

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17,000 Square Ft. Gymnasium Ceiling Renewal

13 October, 20 2:34 pm · Leave a comment · Red-D-Arc Welderentals
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Large Scale Paint Removal Job Using Dry Ice Blasting

Paint Removal Using Dry Ice Blasting
A coating and refinishing company out of New Jersey recently contacted Red-D-Arc for support on a gymnasium ceiling project. The paint on the ceiling was failing and required a re-coat. The client wanted an efficient and environmentally friendly solution requiring minimal cleanup. Dry ice blasting was the method of choice.

Dry ice blasting uses solid carbon dioxide pellets to remove debris without causing damage to the surface being cleaned. The pellets are accelerated to supersonic speeds through a pressurized air stream. The pellets then sublimate on impact.

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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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Dry Ice Blasting

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…)

Plant Maintenance in the Coatings Industry

22 November, 19 11:33 am · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Dry Ice Blasting Solves Equipment Maintenance Challenges in the Coatings Industry

One of our customers – a powder pigment coating facility in Houston maintains one of the most extensive portfolios of powder technologies in the industry. When they encountered difficulties with their existing cleaning methods, they turned to Red-D-Arc for equipment cleaning alternatives.
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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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The Importance of Welding Surface Preparation

28 March, 18 2:08 pm · Leave a comment · Red-D-Arc
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Written by guest blogger David H.

welding surface preparationHaving worked in shipyards for seven years, I’m familiar with how dirty this type of job site can be. Ship repair worksites and welding surfaces are often filthy with rust, dust and other contaminants. Even in shops and yards where fabrication is ongoing, cleanliness is often lacking. If fabricated or refurbished pieces are being installed onboard, the surface to which the piece will be welded could be rusty, coated with scale, or have other types of corrosion.
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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.

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