Dry Ice Cleaning - Samples

   Cleaning Effects   |   Cleaning Examples 
 

Cleaning Effects

 
 Automotive industry
 

Cleaning with dry ice has already become a permanent part of the production process for both car manufacturers and industry suppliers. Almost all production plants can be cleaned problem free. This method is also used successfully for paintwork preparation.

 
   
   
   
   
 
 

 Chemical industry
 

Tanks, conveying systems, dispensing systems or mixers can be freed of deposits of bitumen, resins, adhesive or other substrates.

 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

 Fire damage and building restoration

This cleaning method is particularly suited for restoration after fire damage to objects which are not fully destroyed by fire and where restoration is feasible. Through the gentle method more of the structure can be saved. Because of the considerably lower costs of restoration it is becoming more and more common for insurance companies to stipulate the dry ice blasting method as the restoration method.

 
 
 
   
 
 

 Cleaning air conditioning and kitchen extractor ducts
 

In order to be able to guarantee the safe operation of ambient air sys-tems the air ducts still have to be cleaned of any soling whether the filter systems are intact or not. Soiled ventilation systems are of course critical with regard to aspects of hygiene. The deposited soiling repre-sents the ideal breeding ground for pathogens and microorganisms of all types. These are then distributed throughout the ventilation systems.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 Plastics industry
 

Effective removal of separating agents and residue without heating or the use of chemicals, substitution for the powerwash cleaning process for plastic parts in preparation for paintwork (no need for the use of elaborate and expensive washing systems), cleaning plastic extruders, parts and moulds.

 
 
     
 
 
 

 Foundries
 

Foundries have a large potential for application in the field of mould cleaning. These moulds have to be cleaned of separating agent at regu-lar intervals.

 
   Moulds can be cleaned without removal
   Reduced downtimes
   No loss of time for removal and installation or cooling and heating
   No damage to the mould as dry ice cleaning has no abrasive effect
   No more costs for treating expensive moulds and for production waste
 
 
 
 

 Vehicle treatment
 

The dry ice blasting method is very versatile for the field of vehicle treat-ment. The classic applications include cleaning motors, gear boxes, wheel rims, the vehicle interior etc.

 
 
     
 
 
 

 Internal pipe cleaning
 

The areas of use are above all in the field of smaller-sized pipelines, e.g. product lines in the areas of DN 12 to DN 200. The avoidance of ad-ditional waste in the form of flushing masses or blasting agent saves costs. The pipelines can also be cleaned at high temperatures using the CO2 blasting method. Because cleaning can be performed at operating temperature without causing damage, e.g. from moisture, downtimes for plants and systems can be reduced considerably. This makes for appreciable cost benefits in comparison to other cleaning methods.

 
     
 
 




Cleaning Examples

 
 Tyre production - Tyre mould
 

 Surface: 

 Tool steel 
 Soiling:   Vulcanisation residue (rubber) 
 Blasting time:   Approx. 10 minutes per mould 
 Conventional cleaning:   Sand blasting 
 Benefits:   No damage to the base material, cleaning 
   performed when hot, mould accuracy remains 
   intact, removal not necessary 
 Time saving:   Approx. 500 % 
 
 
 

 Paper processing machine
 

 Surface: 

 Steel (partially painted) copper cables
 Soiling:   Cellulose, grease 
 Blasting time:   Approx. 3 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Chemical pre-cleaning, manual scraping 
 Benefits:   No damage to seals and bearings,
   removal not necessary,
   first-class cleaning results 
 Time saving:   Approx. 500 % 
 
 
 

 Packing machine
 

 Surface: 

 Aluminium, pneumatic cables
 Soiling:   Adhesive, paper dust, grease
 Blasting time:   Approx. 3 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Chemical pre-cleaning, manual scraping 
 Benefits:   No damage to seals and bearings,
   removal not necessary,
   first-class cleaning results 
 Time saving:   Approx. 300 % 
 
 
 

 Printing machine
 

 Surface: 

 Panted cast iron, tool steel, print rollers
 Soiling:   Printing ink, grease
 Blasting time:   Approx. 30 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Manual cleaning with chemicals 
 Benefits:   No damage to the material, no damage to 
   seals and bearings, no removal  necessary,
   first-class cleaning results 
 Time saving:   Approx. 500 % 
 
 
 

 Valve on a PU foaming system
 

 Surface: 

 Die-cast aluminium, partially painted
 Soiling:   resin, adhesive
 Blasting time:   Approx. 1 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Chemical pre-cleaning, wire brush 
 Benefits:   No damage to seals and bearings,
   removal not necessary,  
   first-class cleaning results
 Time saving:   Approx. 500 % 
 
 
 

 Welding robots
 

 Surface: 

 Die-cast, aluminium, painted
 Soiling:   Powder deposits, welding beads, bum residue
 Blasting time:   Approx. 5 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Chisel, wire brush, chemical pre-cleaning 
 Benefits:   No damage to the surface, system can
   remain energized, no removal required,
   first-class cleaning results 
 Time saving:   Approx. 500 % 
 
 
 

 Paint rack
 

 Surface: 

 Stainless steel
 Soiling:   Burnt-in 2K paint, approximately 88 layers
 Blasting time:   Approx. 5 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Sand blasting, thermal paint removal 
 Benefits:   No damage to the base material,
   no chemicals, no removal required,
   first-class cleaning results 
 Time saving:   Approx. 300 % 
 
 
 

 Machine for production of credit cards
 

 Surface: 

 Cast iron, print rollers etc.
 Soiling:   Plastic, screen printing ink, grease
 Blasting time:   Approx. 10 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Chemical pre-cleaning, manual cleaning 
 Benefits:   No damage to seals and bearings,
   removal not necessary,
   first-class cleaning results 
 Time saving:   Approx. 500 % 
 
 
 

 Welding tongs
 

 Surface: 

 Copper, rubber, aluminium
 Soiling:   Cinder
 Blasting time:   Approx. 10 - 15 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Manual, with brush and scraper 
 Benefits:   No damage to the surface, 
   minimal removal,
   first-class cleaning results 
 Time saving:   Approx. 500 % 
 
 
 

 Graffitis
 

 Surface: 

 Aluminium
 Soiling:   Acrylic lacquer
 Blasting time:   Approx. 2 minutes/m2
 Conventional cleaning:   High-pressure water jet with chemicals 
 Benefits:   No damage to the base material, 
   simple disposal as not contaminated by water
   and chemicals
 
   
 
 

 Motors
 

 Surface: 

 Cast aluminium, plastic
 Soiling:   Oil, grease
 Blasting time:   Approx. 15 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   High-pressure water jet, cold cleaning agents 
 Benefits:   No damage to seals,
   bearings or plastic parts
 
   
   
 
 

 Machinery
 

 Surface: 

 Copper, rubber, aluminium, stainless steel
 Soiling:   Adhesive, paper dust, grease
 Blasting time:   Approx. 2 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Manual, chemical solvents 
 Benefits:   No removal necessary,
   first-class cleaning results
 Time saving:   Approx. 300 % 
 
   
 
 

 Control cabinet cleaning
 

 Surface: 

 Electrical cables, plastic, relays
 Soiling:   Dust, dirt, soot and oil particles
 Blasting time:   Approx. 15 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Water and chemicals
 Benefits:   No damage to the surface,
   no housing necessary, 
   short downtimes, 
   immediate commissioning after cleaning 
 
 
 

 Facade cleaning
 

 Surface: 

 Concrete
 Soiling:   Moss, lichen, environmental contamination
 Blasting time:   Approx. 1 minutes/m2 
 Conventional cleaning:   High-pressure water jet with chemicals,
   sand blasting 
 Benefits:   Simple disposal as not contaminated with 
   water and chemicals, no waste water problem,
   not soaking of the masonry
 
 
 

 Petrochemistry
 

 Surface: 

 Painted sheet metal sign
 Soiling:   Bitumen
 Blasting time:   Approx. 30 seconds
 Conventional cleaning:   Manual, chemical solvents
 Benefits:   No removal necessary, 
   first-class cleaning results
 Time saving:   Approx. 500 %
 
   
 
 

 Motor cleaning
 

 Surface: 

 Aluminium
 Soiling:   oil, grease, environmental damage
 Blasting time:   Approx. 3 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   High-pressure water jet with chemicals,
   cold cleaning agents manual 
 Benefits:   Simple disposal as not contaminated with 
   water and chemicals, no waste water problem,
   no damage to the seals and bearings 
 
 
 

 Baking mould cleaning
 

 Surface: 

 Stainless steel
 Soiling:   Burn residue
 Blasting time:   Approx. 2 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   High-pressure water jet with chemicals
 Benefits:   Simple disposal as not contaminated with 
   water and chemicals,
   no waste water problem
 
   
 
 

 Paper gripper
 

 Surface: 

 Metal, plastic
 Soiling:   Paper, powder, grease, oil
 Blasting time:   Approx. 1 minutes
 Conventional cleaning:   Manual cleaning with chemicals
 Benefits:   Simple disposal,
   no waste water problem
 
   
   
 
 

 Eifel tower base cleaning
 

 Surface: 

 Sandstone, PU coating
 Soiling:   PU coating, enviromental damages
 Blasting time:   Approx. 5 minutes/m2
 Conventional cleaning:   High water pressure with chemicals
 Benefits:   no damage to the base material,
 easy diposal, since no contamination with
   water or chemicals