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Military

Military industrial complex

Target  industries

Aircraft repair companies
Tank repair companies​
Ship repair yards

Description of usage

Dry ice cleaning can be used for safely removing various contaminants (epoxy resin, sealing tapes and sealants, carbon, soot, etc.) before repainting or as part of repairs, maintenance service of equipment to prevent problems.

Traction couplings, chassis systems, engine compartment, power units, interior of passenger cars and other components can be quickly cleaned without partial or complete dismantling. Dry ice cleaning significantly reduces the complexity and risks associated with the use of hazardous combustible and abrasive materials.

As a result of jet cleaning with dry ice, defense industry repair companies can significantly reduce the cost of cleaning space, aviation, tank and marine equipment.

Equipment that can be cleaned by dry ice:

  • Internal combustion engines
  • Gas turbine engines of aviation equipment
  • Gas turbine engines for marine equipment
  • Gas turbine engines for ground vehicles
  • Radiators for oil cooling

Cryoblasting advantages

  • Reduced downtime for equipment and production
  • Increased productivity (reduced cleaning time)
  • Effective removal of bacteria (mold, Listeria, Salmonella).
  • Degreasing of the surface
  • No abrasive that can harm workers and equipment
  • Improving the level of occupational safety in the workplace (reducing additional payments for harm and increasing the length of the working week)
  • Improving the safety of storage and transportation of cleaning products (reducing surcharges for harm and increasing the length of the working week)
  • Reducing the burden on the environment
  • Reduction of production losses due to an accident
  • Receive discounts on insurance rates in the social insurance Fund against industrial accidents and occupational diseases
  • Reducing economic losses due to staff turnover

Cleaning Effect

Mechanical impact of pellets

Pellets, accelerated in the air stream,  gaining speed up to 300m/s and hit the dirt removing it

Thermal shock

When in contact with the contamination, the granule transmits a temperature of -79°C, which makes the contamination brittle, easier to break down and peel off

Sharp expansion

Dry ice particles are heated when they hit the pollution, as the kinetic energy of the movement turns into heat, after which the particles instantly turn into CO2 gas, expanding in volume by 700 times. This expansion is similar to a gas wedge that exfoliates the contamination.

Properties of dry ice

DRY ICE DOESN'T MELT

Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide (CO2), which, when heated, passes immediately into the gaseous phase, bypassing
the liquid phase. This process is called sublimation.

LOW TEMPERATURE

Dry ice has an extremely low temperature of -78.5°C. Only the temperature of liquid nitrogen, which is -195.8°C, is lower.

ECOLOGICAL SAFETY

Liquid carbon dioxide used for making dry ice is a by-product of various industries, so no additional greenhouse gases are generated during its production.

The shelf life of the pellets VS Cryoblasters

⌀ 1.7 mm
0 day
⌀ 3 mm
0 days
⌀ 6 mm
0 days
⌀ 9 mm
0days
⌀ 16 mm
0 days
Imported analogues of blasting machines can only consume granule sizes up to 3 mm similarly as our classic model BM10000
Our BM 10000 KR blasting machine can consume all sizes of dry ice pellets due to the built-in shredder

Comparison with traditional cleaning methods

Chemical cleaning

Significant time is required for complete or partial disassembly and installation, transportation to the site cleaning, requires the involvement of loading equipment and additional personnel, which leads to increasing the time and complexity of cleaning activities

Chemicals and solvents are dangerous to humans

Chemistry can damage the seals, isolation and others materials

Chemical residues can cause corrosion of metal components of equipment

Use of solvents is flammable and explosive

It is necessary to dispose of chemical waste after cleaning (up to 1 l / sq.metre)

Water jet cleaning

Significant time is required for complete or partial disassembly and installation, transportation to the site cleaning, requires the involvement of loading equipment and additional personnel, which leads to increasing the time and complexity of cleaning activities

It takes time to purge and dry the equipment from the remaining water​

Risk of electric shock when working near electrical equipment​

The water jet can damage the seals and soft materials of the equipment

Water residues can cause corrosion of metal components of the equipment

It is necessary to clean and dispose of dirty water after cleaning (60-200 l / sq.metre)

Abrasive blasting

Significant time is required for complete or partial disassembly and installation, transportation to the site cleaning, requires the involvement of loading equipment and additional personnel, which leads to increasing the time and complexity of cleaning activities

It takes time to purge and dry the equipment from the remaining abrasive particles

Danger of abrasive settling in in the lungs

Abrasive damages the surface of the equipment

Risk of abrasive particles getting into hard-to-reach areas of the equipment, which may cause it to malfunction

It is necessary to clean and dispose of the abrasive after cleaning (30-100 kg / sq.metre)

Dry ice blasting

Dry ice disappears immediately after cleaning

Dry ice is not a fire hazard

Dry ice is not explosive

Dry ice does not conduct electricity​

Quick preparation before cleaning

It is possible to clean without stopping the process line

Minimum post-cleaning time after processing

Degreases and disinfects the surface

Contaminant types VS Air pressure

Light contaminants
Сompressed air is required
from 0 ATM
  • Engine oil deposits
  • Fat deposits
  • Fresh rust
  • Liquid engine oil
  • Mold and biodegradation
  • Assembly foam
  • Porous thermal insulation
  • Dust and fluff
  • Household dirt
Average contaminants
Сompressed air is required
from 0 ATM
  • Persistent engine oils
  • Fresh rust
  • Liquid mineral oils
  • Lubricating grease
  • Fresh glue
  • Porous thermal insulation​
  • Paint on the wood
  • Wood cleaning
  • Soot
Complicated contaminants
Сompressed air is required
from 0 ATM
  • Bitumen
  • Dried glue
  • Old rust
  • Paint 400 µm
  • Carbon

Supersonic nozzles are required

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