Classic dry ice cleaning machines
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Classic dry ice cleaning machines

BM10000Classic Industrial

Dry ice blasting machine with general purpose industrial technical characteristics
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Consumption of pellets up to


Cleaning pressure up to


Air consumption up to


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Supersonic nozzles made by IRBISTECH

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dry ice saving when using supersonic nozzle
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Configuration Description

Потребление 3 мм гранул

Pellets anti-sticking system

  • The system against «sticking» and «clumping» of the dry ice is based on the constant vibration and applied shock on the pellets while they are in the hopper.   

  • Units and elements that are in contact with the dry ice are made from stainless materials.   

  • There is the lattice in the head end of the hopper for manual breaking of sticked pellets.    

Anti-vandal stainless shell

  • The shell, the doors, the scuttle and the hopper are made of the high-hardened stainless steel.
  • Holder of the shell is convenient for rolled up hose fixation. 
  • Two front and two rear holders are convenient for transportation, loading and for high-rise work (when it is necessary to hang the machine)
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Case with accessories

  • Every dry ice blasting machine has in it’s list of equipment a case with accessories: 
  • — Operator’s handle made of hard plastic, 1 pcs;
  • — Long flat nozzle (width 25 mm), 1 pcs; 
  • — Long aggressive, 1 pcs;  
  • — Short round narrow nozzle (8 mm), 1 pcs;    
  • — Special glasses, 1 pcs; 
  • — Professional ear protecting  headphones, 1 pcs; 
  • — Special gloves, 1 pcs; 
  • — Tube with the cryogenic lubricant for a quick couplings, 1 pcs.    
All three nozzles have a plastic layer, to avoid accidental damaging the surfaces when cleaning.

Control board

  • To control the machine for the operator, the control board includes:
  • — Manometer of the compressed air source pressure;   
  • — Manometer of the compressed air pressure in front of the nozzle;   
  • — Pressure controller of the compressed air in front of the nozzle;   
  • — «Power supply» light;
  • — Emergency stop button; 
  • — Working hours counter. 
Панель управления
Ручка оператора и сопло-насадка

Operator's handle

Operation handle is used for nozzle holding, switching the compressed air supply on and off, pellet consumption control.    

Functional elements: 

  • — Switching on/off trigger; 
  • — Pellet consumption controller (0-100%); 

Availability of quick-connections for the nozzels, the hose, the control cable.  

There are some special features that are necessary to provide safe working process:  

  • — controlling signal inside the handle and the control cable has the voltage  24 volts;
  • — geometric parameters of the handle avoids accidental switching on;    
  • — when lower the handle air and pellet supplying stops automatically.  

Multipurpose and reliable electric system

When designing and assembling an electrical system, we use modern standards of safety and high-voltage equipment operation (Technical regulation of the Customs Union 2011/004).

System contains the components made by well-known brands as Schneider Electric, Finder, WAGO. 

Unique terminals for power electrics and controlling electrics connection provides long-term reliable fixation of electrical contacts, even if the machine is  being moved in the shop quite often.    

The system doesn’t have any specific digital boards as microcontrollers, what provides high interchangeability of the components.  

Quick-Disconnect coupling

  • Quick beginning and completion work of the system due to the quick-disconnect fittings on the jet hose and control cable. Nozzles can also be changed by one move due to the quick-disconnection.  
  • Quick-disconnection material: high-strength carbon steel; 
  • Working pressure: up to 350 bar, what provides high safety; 
  • Fixation unit: locking balls for maximum safety.  

Convenient machine moving

  • Machine’s center of gravity is placed the way that it is easy to tilt it on 45 degrees and move on the rear pneumatic wheels (made in Italy) with the diameter of 300 mm. Due to this design you can move machine on the  stairs and uneven surface with not damaging the electronic components with beats and vibrations. Summarily the capacity of the pneumatic wheels is 360 kg. The wheels provide high comfort of movement, careful for the floor surface, and comply with the 2005/69/EC PAH standard. Two rolling bearings pressed in the hob are lubricated with long-lasting grease. 
  • The front wheels have a pivoting axle and stoppers to prevent the machine from rolling over automatically during the cleaning process, which ensures maximum cleaning safety.

Detailed Information

Technical characteristics 

  • Air consumption:up to 10 000 nl/мin (depends on the nozzle)
  • Air pressure: 5-12 bar (optionally up to 16 атм);
  • Dry ice consumption: 0-120 kg/hour;
  • Consumed pellets size : up to 3 mm;
  • Size, mm: W760хH930хD980;
  • Weight: 71 kg (empty);
  • Dry ice hopper capacity: 20 kg;
  • Energy consumption: 0,5 kW (220V 1 phase).
  • Single hose system. 
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Three years long  Development

First model
First blasting-machine prototype was designed in 2017 with the support of the Innovation Promotion Fund .With this model our company had visited the Nevinnomysk GRES for the first dry ice cleaning tests. As a result, the pellets supply system and nozzles was improved.
Second model
First exhibition blasting machine prototype was produced in 2018. it was shown on the ExpoCoating-2018 exhibition (Moscow, Russia) and Petrochemical forum-2018 (Kazan, Russia). This model included new pellet supplying system and new flat nozzle.
Third model
On the base of the working experience and previous models testings, the new advanced blasting machine prototype was designed. This model was mass produced. Machine is fitted with modern electrical components, improved pellet supplying system, unique jet hose, convenient operator handle and new supersonic nozzles. It was shown on the Gas exhibition-2018 (Samara, Russia), Venture Forum-2019 (Kazan, Russia), Pertochemical Forum-2019 (Kazan, Russia). More than 10 demonstrations are made in Russia.

Parameter optimization

When testing the prototypes we we optimized the engine power, pellets consumption, rubbing element's materials, electronic component's operation.

Low temperature tests

Components and modules of the machine was tested on the long-lasting dry ice low temperature impact, to study fault-tolerance during operation.

Endurance test

Rubbing elements we studied on the wear rate what helped to design durable dry ice cleaning machine.

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Using this calculator, you will be able to evaluate the potential benefits of using advanced granulation modules produced by IRBISTECH in comparison with the use of hydraulic granulators.

Assumptions: loading of the granulator is 8 hours every working day; the owner of the production does not repair the granulator himself.

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One & Transformer (EN)

Transformer - globally new dry ice blaster Use up 20 mm pellets for power and economical cleaning

Model "One" only for small pellets (1.6 and 3 mm)

Cleaning with only 3 mm pellets

Without the possibility of changing the size of the granules (degree of aggressiveness/softness of cleaning)

Air consumption from 3500 l / min

With lower compressor performance, the cleaning efficiency decreases

Super sonic nozzles

Reduction of dry ice consumption due to maximum air acceleration in nozzles with a special profile

Model "TRANSFORMER" with internal grinder (3-20 mm pellets)

Use any pellets

Increasing the storage time and extending the cleaning period

Cutting of pellets into particles with determined size

Reduction of dry ice consumption due to faster acceleration of small particles. Choosing of size od pearticles 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 mm

Air consumption 800 L/min and more

With small particles, you can use nozzles with a smaller wire cross-section, which save compressed air.

Super sonic nozzles

Reduction of dry ice consumption due to maximum air acceleration in nozzles with a special profile

The revolutionary grinder in Transformer

Why to grind large pellets?

Historically, 1-1.6 mm pellets have been used for dry ice cleaning, but since they evaporated too quickly, users switched to 3 mm granules, sacrificing cleaning efficiency. Advantages of fine particles of solid dry ice:

For example, 16 mm pellets have up to 5 times less specific surface area to weight, due to which they evaporate more slowly, which in turn gives the following advantages:

Also, the gentle technology of cutting granules from IRBISTECH provides the following advantages:

Comparison of granule  grinding technologies


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You can use:

Shearing-the body is divided into parts of predetermined sizes and shapes. The process is fully controlled.*

This grinding technology is used in the dry ice cleaning machine model «TRANSFORMER«.


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You can use:

  • Shaving -the blades scrape a thin layer from the body of the pellet, resulting in the formation of small particles resembling flakes and dust.


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You can use:

  • Compressing – the body under the action of load is deformed throughout the volume and, when the internal stress exceeds the compressive strength, is destroyed. As a result of this destruction, particles of various sizes and shapes are obtained.

For example, this type of shredder includes roller mills:

* Technological publication » Grinding in the chemical industry”, Sidenko P. M., Publisher: Chemistry, Year: 1977

Supersonic nozzles  for the ONE and Transformer

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Dry ice super sonic nozzle

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What distinguishes the IRBISTECH nozzles?)

We have been continuously optimizing our nozzles since 2016.

It is known that the specific consumption of pellets for cleaning 1 square meter of dirt depends on:

But not a lot of customers pay attention to such parameters as:

Long supersonic nozzles from IRBIT are able to keep the supersonic flow along the entire length of the long nozzle, due to which the pellets acquire a higher speed. In flat nozzles, when their length increases, the supersonic flow is disrupted due to boundary layers.

Schematic diagram   of the Transformer


Designed in accordance with the:

  • IEC 60204-1 Safety of machinery;
  • IEC 60364-4-41:2005 Protection against electric shock.

Designed in accordance with the:

  • ISO 12100:2010 «Safety of machinery — General principles for design — Risk assessment and risk reduction.

Electrical cables are used according to the VDE standard

Easy-to-use operator panel

PLC-free automation

Flexible pneumatic wheels

Kit for both blasters

Lightweight and flexible jet hose (4.5 mm)

Functional operator handle (24VDC)


Mini nozzles (500-2000 L/min)

Flat universal nozzle (3500 OR 5000 l/min)

Individual long supersonic nozzle (3500 OR 5000 l/min)

Protective headphones

Protective glasses

Frost-resistant gloves

Scoop for ice

Spare parts  and accessories

Angular nozzles

Super-wide nozzles

Extension of the electro-cryogenic hose

Operator's gun

Aluminum operator's gun

Spare set of seals and portion shaft

Technical  Specifications



Recommendation letter


Recommendation letter

Performed  demonstrations

Selecting a compressor  for cleaning

0 kW and more
Local solution

Removal of dirt of light complexity, which can be almost removed with a rag by hand (for example: oil deposits, light deposits, loose and brittle dirt, industrial dust, street dirt): working pressure 6-7 atm and 3 cubic meters / min according to FAQ

0 kW and more
Universal solution

For the removal of medium-sized dirt (including paint, deposits, grease deposits, food soot, dried glue and bitumen): working pressure 8-9 atm and 5-6 cubic meters / min according to FAQ

0 kW and more
Special solutions

For the removal of high-complexity contaminants (including old rust,» stone » deposits on the steam turbine, polymer and fire-fighting paint): working pressure of 10-12 ATM and 7-9 cubic meters / min according to FAQ

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Dry ice granules are obtained by pressing at a pressure of 160-200 atm, due to which its density becomes very high, and the lumen of the granules is almost transparent. Regular blocks of dry ice, white in color and very fragile. granules, in turn, are loose and solid, so they are used for high-quality cleaning.

No, only small cylindrical pellets with a diameter of 1.6 or 3 mm.

The grinder in the TRANSFORMER machine can only accept loose pellets with a size of 3 to 20 mm in diameter, it does not work with blocks.

It immediately evaporates and turns into CO2 gas.

It flies off in the direction where the air jet with pellets blows. dry ice is inert and does not interact with dirt and the surface to be cleaned.

When cleaning, a screw compressor is used, which supplies a large amount of air during the cleaning process through the nozzle, so in 99.99% of cases, there are no breathing problems. if the room is closed, has a small volume or low ceilings, and the container with pellets is located in it, then there is a need to ensure constant ventilation of the room. This is explained by the fact that CO2 is heavier than air.

Dry ice is sold in some large cities of Russia by independent producers, so dry ice is a market commodity, not a monopoly. In order to find out the nearest manufacturer of dry ice, you can contact IRBISTECH, our specialists are always ready to provide this information.

See the article «Organisation of dry ice production«

Storage is carried out in special industrial thermal containers on wheels with a capacity of 100,200,300 kg of ice; there are also inexpensive household containers for 50-75 kg with good characteristics, made of foam. All these containers have basic properties: tightness and a wall thickness of 10 cm. Some local dry ice producers provide containers for rent.

5-8% of the volume per day. The rate of evaporation depends on the time of year. Before the first opening of the container, 3-millimeter pellets can be safely stored for up to three days without changing their properties. Large pellets with a diameter of 6-20 mm evaporate more slowly than pellets with a diameter of 3 mm, due to the smaller specific area per 1 kg of pellets.

In the machine, everything is thought out so that, with proper operation, it will serve for many years. In case of violation of the operating rules, the following damages may occur:

  • breakage of the operator’s handle when it is hit hard;
  • damage and abrasion of the batch shaft with a seal, knives and shredder sieves in case of frequent ingress of solid dust into the hopper or through the air flow, as well as in case of a single ingress of a large solid object into the structure, such as, for example, a nut or bolt.

For uninterrupted operation of the plant, the compressed air must have a low humidity (the maximum value is 5% relative humidity, the dew point is below 0°C). The compressed air must be free of oil, dirt and large particles. The compressed air must, at a minimum, comply with the air quality indicators according to «ISO 8573, class 3». 

Compressor for a point solution: removal of dirt of light complexity, which are easily removed by hand with a rag (for example: oil deposits, light deposits, crumbly and brittle dirt, industrial dust, street dirt): working pressure of 7 ATM and 3 cubic meters / min according to FAD (estimated price 330,000 rubles. with an electric drive of 18 kW);

Universal compressor for cleaning services: for removing medium-complexity dirt (including paint, deposits, grease deposits, food soot, dried glue and bitumen): working pressure 8-9 ATM and 4-5 cubic meters / min according to FAD (estimated price 600,000 rubles. with an electric drive for 30 kW);

Special applications: for removing high-complexity contaminants (including old rust,» stone » deposits on a steam turbine, polymer and fire-fighting paint): working pressure of 10-12 ATM and 7 cubic meters / min according to FAD (estimated price 900,000 rubles with an electric drive of 55 kW). 

Light contaminations Cleaning examples

Persistent contaminations Cleaning examples

IrbisTech YouTube channel

On our video channel you can find a lot of videos with the cleaning various contaminations

Four year long  Development

First sample
The first exhibition sample of the dry ice cleaning machine was produced in 2018. It was shown on the ExpoCoating-2018 (Moscow) exhibition and Petrochemical forum-2018 (Kazan). This sample has already included the new pellet supply system and a new flat nozzle.
First generation
On the base of the first test experience the advanced sample of the dry ice cleaning machine was designed, which entered mass production. The machine is already has the modedrs electrical components , advanced pellets supply system, unique flow hose, convenient operator handle and new supersonic nozzles. In was shown on the Petrol exhibition 2018 (Samara) exhibition, Venture forum 2019 (Kazan), Petrochemical forum 2019 (Kazan). More than ten demonstration were made in Russia.
Second generation (Transformer)
Optimized flat nozzle (the efficiency rised for 20-30%) and optimized supersonic nozzle (the efficiency rised for 10-15%)by manufacturing and testing nozzles with different geometries on CNC milling centers. Use of SKF stainless steel bearings. Increased ease and speed of replacement of seals and shaft in case of damage due to ingress of solid particles together with ice. Ultra-high tightness of the portion shaft seals. Improved ergonomics.

Parameters optimisation

While testing the samples the In the process of testing the samples, researches were carried out to optimize the power of engines, the consumption of pellets, the materials of rubbing materials, and the operation of electronic components

Low temperature testings

Components and units of the machine were tested on the long lasting dry ice temperature impact, thus, the study of fault tolerance during long-term operation was carried out.

Resource tests

The rubbing parts were analyzed for the rate of wear, which made it possible to develop a long-lasting dry ice cleaning system

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About company IRBISTECH

The features of the company

We are OEM-manufacturer

«original equipment manufacturer»

ОЕМ-manufacturer is a true manufacturer, such is a company IRBISTECH.

years of the industrial developments and research

Our intellectual property

One of the main competitive advantages of the IRBISTECH  is an intellectual base, build on the special knowledge in the field of the dry ice.

patent applications in the world

Federal and regional structures support us

In the period of construction and research, company was supported with The Fund of assistance to innovation, The investment and venture Fund of the Republic of Tatarstan, the SKOLKOVO Foundation, and the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation.

Innovation of the company

In 2016, the company was awarded the status of a resident of the SKOLKOVO Foundation (certificate No. 1121487), which absolutely indicates the fact that IRBISTECH is an innovative company and its technologies has global importance.

The research is supported by a grant from the «SKOLKOVO Foundation»

The process of the high-technology products creating

Development in the official CAD system

All the power calculations, gas-dynamic and temperature calculations, 3D design and design documentation are performed in licensed software packages.

Manufacturing of elements on high-precision CNC-controlled equipment

Production of critical parts that are in constant friction and are responsible for the tightness of the equipment, are made on CNC milling machines with an accuracy of 10 microns.

mkm accuracy

Welding of stainless and aluminum parts

When assembling the equipment we use modern split and all-in-one assembly technologies: TIG-welding of the stainless steel in argon, soldering of stainless steel with silver-plated solders, stainless bolt connections.

Gentle manual assembly

After the final assembly we apply tests on electrical safety, leakproofness and verification of the declared technical characteristics are being conducted.

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Disadvantages of hydraulic pelletizers
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Disadvantages of hydraulic pelletizers

The main components of the hydraulic granulator

1. Hydraulic pump with a pressure of up to 220 ATM with a powerful electric motor of 5-15 kW; 2. Hydraulic distributors operating at 220 ATM; 3. Hydraulic hoses running at 220 ATM; 4. Tank for hydraulic oil

5. oil filters;

6. Hydraulic cylinder for pressing dry ice, which creates a gain of up to 40 tons;

7. Large-diameter compression chamber with binding pins that can break;

8. A complex system of management and control over the condition of the granulator. The photo of the HMI panel shows a window with an image of possible 21 granulator errors, of which 14 are related to the electro-hydraulic system.




Possible cause


The pump does not supply liquid to the system

Incorrect direction of rotation of the pump shaft

There is not enough working fluid in the tank

The suction line is clogged

Air suction in the suction pipe

Pump failure

The viscosity of the liquid is high

The overflow valve damper is clogged


The pump does not generate pressure in the system

The pump does not supply liquid to the system

High wear of the pump (internal leakage is large)

High external leakage along the shaft through the pump housing

High internal leaks in the hydraulic system

The safety valve spool or overflow valve is jammed and cannot be installed on the seat

Reduced oil viscosity due to heating (usually above 50 C)


Noise and vibration in the system

High resistance in the suction line

The filter throughput is low or it is clogged

Air suction in the suction pipe

The breather in the tank is clogged

Valve vibration

A sharp change in the flow section of pipelines

Non-rigid fastening of pipelines


Unequal movement of working bodies

Air in the hydraulic system 

The pressure setting of the safety valve is close to the pressure required for the movement of the working units

Low back pressure on the cylinder drain

Mechanical jamming of the moving parts of the hydraulic cylinder. Uneven oil supply by the pump. Noise and knocking in the pump due to failure of one of the blades or plunger


A sharp decrease in speed when the load increases

Large internal or external leaks in hydraulic system elements

The speed controller jams in the open position

The safety and bypass valves are adjusted for low pressure


Gradual decrease in the speed of movement of the working body

Contamination of the working fluid

Clogging of filters, throttles and other devices of the system. The obliteration (overgrowth) of cracks of the throttle

The sealing surfaces of hydraulic units were worn out or the viscosity of the working fluid decreased


Increased pressure in the discharge line at idle

Increased pressure losses in the system due to the wrong choice of equipment, reduced cross-section of pipelines, as well as as a result of poor-quality installation

The control channel of the distributor overflow valve is clogged

Increased mechanical resistance to movement of working bodies


Increased heating of the oil in the system

Increased pressure losses in pipelines and hydraulic equipment. Low heat removal from the tank and pipelines

The pump does not unload during pauses

Malfunction of temperature control equipment


The check valve allows the liquid to flow when the flow direction changes

The valve does not fit the seat. Defect in the working edges of the valve or seat. The valve spring broke


The safety valve does not hold the pressure

The damper or valve seat is clogged. Loss of tightness in the remote discharge system

The ball or seat is worn out

A spring broke


There is no pressure behind the pressure reducing valve

The damper or valve seat is clogged

The ball or seat is worn out

A spring broke


There are large leaks through the drainage holes

Seals were worn out

The working surfaces of mobile switchgears were worn out


The electrohydraulic control spool does not switch when the electromagnet is switched on

Jamming of the spool in the housing (the spool teaser). Spool jamming with dirty oil or a sagging return spring. Thick oil makes it difficult to move the spool

The armors of the electromagnets do not move at full stroke

The end of the pusher has splintered

The drain hole in the spool is clogged


The electromagnets are humming and overheating

See paragraph 13

The recoil springs are too strong

The supply voltage does not match the nominal value

The armature of the electromagnet has been loosened


Breakage and cracks of oil pipelines with changes in sealing

Unacceptable deformations of flexible hoses

Aging and wear of flexible hoses

Resonant vibrations of pipelines

Significant pressure peaks in the hydraulic system


The pressure reducing valve does not lower the pressure or does not lower enough

The control spring is compressed almost to the full fit of the coils. The valve spool is jammed. The oil discharge line after the ball into the tank is clogged. The control spring has settled. The damper hole of the spool is clogged. There is dirt between the ball and the seat or the ball is damaged


The feed rate of the power unit is low and falls under load (controlled by the flow regulator)

The throttle gap is clogged. The spring of the integrated pressure reducing valve is loose or the spool is stuck

Increased leakage in the pump and hydraulic units

High oil viscosity


The oil flow is not reversed by the inlet spool

Jamming of the spool in the housing due to dirty oil, clamping of the mounting bolts, flatness of the mounting surface, breakage of the return springs, lack of control pressure

The pushrod of the control spool’s electromagnet was lost. The coil burned or the anchor broke


Oil and foam are ejected through the filling neck of the oil tank or the lid of the built-in drain filter

Excess oil in the tank.

Air intake to the hydraulic system

The filter is clogged or the filter cover seals are damaged. There is no retarding valve on the cylinder drain