In addition, dry-ice blasting is exceptionally suited to active electrical and mechanical parts as it can remove grease, oil, paint, and other contaminants as the sublimation process absorbs most heat generated by other media making it a nonflammable and nonconductive cleaning method.
Dry-ice blasting involves the use of compressed air to propel soft minimally dense pellets of frozen CO2 at high speeds directly onto the surface being cleaned. Upon impact, the pellet sublimates (or turns from a solid state into a gas state) almost immediately producing minimal abrasion. This sublimation is also believed to cause microscopic shock waves, which are believed to aid in removing build up.
If you are looking for a more abrasive quicker and more affordable media check out our information on sandblasting, soda blasting, or contact us to discuss the option best for you!