Dry Ice Blasting Getting Started, Requirements
A basic Dry Ice blasting system consists of the following elements:
1. A suitably filtered, dry compressed air supply of 250cfm delivering a minimum working pressure of 5.44bar or 80psi. All our blasting systems work more efficiently and effectively with dry, clean compressed air to power the system, delivered via a 1 inch I/D air connection.
2. Dry Ice blasting media. Either 3mm pellets, 10mm nuggets or blocks depending on the application and equipment. see Dry Ice
3. The blasting equipment: Blasting unit. Various units are available suited to the nature of the cleaning application. Our staff will be happy to advise you on the equipment best suited for your cleaning application.
4. Trained operators familiar with all known risks associated with Dry Ice blasting. CryoGenesis (UK) Ltd. provide full training to prospective users and upon completion, a certificate of competence will be issued. See dry ice blasting - training of personnel
5. Personal Protective Equipment. All blast cleaning systems create high noise levels* - up to 125 db(A), Ear protection will therefore be required for the operator and all surrounding personnel.
*Unwanted noise generated by the process can be effectively dealt with by enclosing the system within an attenuated booth where applicable. Eye protection for the operator and the assistant. Suitable gloves, dust masks and overalls. Safety footwear and head protection where required.*
Important information regarding air supply for Dry Ice Blasting Systems.
Optimal Dry Ice cleaning requires a dry air supply. Running a blasting unit with water or oil in the air stream can sometimes lead to operating problems with the equipment or the discharge of a dirty oil and water mixture onto the surface being cleaned. Fortunately there are preventive measures which can be easily employed to eliminate these problems. Many establishments have these features already installed but it is worth checking first. * Compressed air filtration -in line- Additional filters and condensers in the compressed air circuit. * Compressed air drying via refrigeration or desiccant: Lowers the moisture dew point in the blasting airstream. Many users of our dry ice cleaning systems (particularly contractors) opt to power their equipment via a portable diesel compressor.
If you have any questions concerning air supply to power CryoGenesis Dry Ice blasting systems/adding additional in-line moisture reducing equipment we can provide, Click Contact us to speak to CryoGenesis personnel.