Dry Ice blasting is steadily gaining popularity in British Columbia and the Fraser Valley.
Dry Ice blasting is fast, non-abrasive, environmentally friendly commercial cleaning solution. The dry ice blasting method uses compressed air to speed up the pellets to clean a variety of surfaces to remove mold, grime, graffiti, and even fire damage. Dry Ice blasting is strong enough to remove paint but delicate enough to ensure it is done damage free. Unlike chemical restoration methods, dry ice blasting does not stain or scratch the surface.
So really, what is dry ice blasting?
Cleaning with dry ice is a relatively new innovation being used more frequently in commercial settings. Dry ice blast cleaning involves spraying a steady stream of Co2 pellets towards old mold, paint, rust, or any other cleaning situation that requires an environmentally friendly cleaning solution. Dry ice pellets are made when the liquid carbon dioxide is taken from a cryogenic storage tank and expanded to create snow. Next, Fraser Valley Dry Ice compresses the snow into pellets using a state of the art dry ice pelletizer. These pellets are then put into a dry ice blasting machine and used to complete the cleaning process, leaving no mess or residue at all. Dry ice blasting is becoming the first and only choice for people wishing to reduce their environmental footprint.
Ok, that makes sense, but how does dry ice blasting work in British Columbia?
Dry ice blasting in British Columbia is actually a lot easier than you may think. First step is to spray the dry ice pellets on the surface: CO2 pellets are pressurized out of blasting gun at high speed. Once the dry ice pellets hit the target surface it converts that energy into removing the paint, graffiti, or mold. This energy conversion attacks the target without leaving a mess or damaging key electrical components with water. Notice the thermal shock from the dry ice pellets? At -78.5 C, dry ice is incredibly cold. Once the target surface is impacted with these dry ice pellets, the immediate temperature drop causes a thermal shock resulting in the targeted contaminates to break away for easy cleanup. What happens to the dry ice pellets once they hit the surface? Once the dry ice hits the targeted surface, it immediately evaporates leaving no residual mess to clean up.
Where can I buy dry ice for blasting?
Fraser Valley Dry ice proudly supports the dry ice blasting industry in BC. We are able to provide multiple different dry ice pellet sizes to suit your business needs. We supply dry ice in both the pellet and block/slice form to business and residential customers across Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove, Mission, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, hope and any other city or town in British Columbia. Contact us today!