Transformer - globally new dry ice blaster Use up 16 mm pellets for power and economical cleaning

Dry Ice cleaning has never been so flexible and economical

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

for aggrasive cleaning

Переосмысление очистки сухим льдом

The revolutionary chopper 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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  • 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

Dry ice super sonic nozzle

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What distinguishes the IRBISTECH nozzles?)

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.

Vortex  technology

It is known that the main function of the dry ice cleaning machine is to feed dry ice pellets into the compressed air stream. The new pellet feed unit in dry ice cleaning machines ONE and TRANSFORMER is based on the principle of compressed air swirl and has the following advantages

Schematic diagram   of the Transformer

Features and  equipment

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

High level of ergonomics

Flexible pneumatic wheels

Functional operator handle (24VDC)

Lightweight and flexible jet hose (4.5 mm)

PLC-free automation

Flat universal nozzle

Individual long supersonic nozzle

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



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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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