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Ice blasting.


KARCHER's IB 7/40 and IB 15/80 ice blasting machines use genuine innovation to provide safe, fast industrial cleaning. Ice blasters clean and restore surfaces, parts, tooling and machines by firing pressurised dry ice pellets at the object to be cleaned. When the ice pellets make contact with the surface, the rapid change of temperature causes a thermal shock and develops fine cracks in the top surface, which are then penetrated. As the ice pellets sublimate (turn into a gas without becoming a liquid), the contaminant is lifted from the surface. Because the ice pellets evaporate, only the contaminant is left behind (unlike wet blasting or sand blasting). The process leaves no wastewater, and does not use chemicals. It is therefore very safe and cost-effective.

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Publication:Plant & Works Engineering
Date:Nov 1, 2008
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