Vortex Dry Ice Blasting can supply both 3mm and 10mm Dry Ice Pellets. 3mm pellets are specifically designed to provide the best performance for dry ice blasting machines, but are also suitable for other dry ice uses such as food production, cooling, and special effects to name a few.
If you would like to see the benefits of environmentally friendly Dry Ice Cleaning, please give us a call on Tel: 08 6336 8099 or email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to book a demonstration. The 200kg and 350kg “Low Loss Containers” will store Dry Ice Pellets in an optimum condition for transporting or storage.
Polystyrene Container or an Esky are used to store small quantities of Dry Ice Pellets.
What Is Dry Ice Dry ice is solid CO2 with a low temperature of -78° C (-109° F). At atmospheric pressure, solid CO2 sublimates directly to vapour without a liquid phase. This unique property means that the dry ice simply “disappears" when it heats up, leaving no residue or waste to be cleaned. The CO2 used to make dry ice is a natural by-product of several industrial manufacturing processes such as fermentation and petrochemical refining. The CO2 given off by the above production processes is captured and stored without losses until needed. When dry ice is used, no new CO2 is produced. Instead, only the original CO2 by-product is released which is why using dry ice is considered to be “carbon-neutral" and environmentally responsible.
CO2 Properties Carbon dioxide (Chemical Symbol = CO2) is a natural by-product of respiration, fermentation, and other industrial processes, existing as a colourless, odourless, and non-flammable gas. Dry ice is the solid form of CO2 and is white opaque in appearance. It is important to handle or store CO2, whether solid or gas, in well-ventilated areas to reduce the danger of asphyxiation.
Ordering Dry Ice Minimum order for 3mm pellets is 50Kg and 10mm pellets is 30Kg As Dry Ice is produced to order, please give as much notice as possible, with a minimum of a days notice required.
Dry Ice Handling Instructions • The temperature of Dry Ice is extremely cold at -109 °F or -78°C. • Do not allow Dry Ice to touch bare skin. Dry Ice in contact with skin may result in frostbite. • Prolonged exposure will cause severe frostbite. • Always wear protective gloves whenever handling Dry Ice.
Storage Instructions Dry Ice will sublimate into Carbon Dioxide (CO2) gas. • Store Dry Ice in an insulated container – the better the insulation, the slower the Dry Ice sublimation. Do not store Dry Ice in a refrigerator or a freezer (unless the Dry Ice is being used to maintain the proper holding temperature). • Do not store Dry Ice in an airtight container; never store in a glass container. The sublimation of Dry Ice into Carbon Dioxide gas will cause an airtight container to expand, rupture or burst. • Always store Dry Ice in a well ventilated area. Avoid storing Dry Ice in unventilated rooms, cellars, autos or boat holds. The sublimated Carbon Dioxide gas will sink to low areas and replace oxygenated air. Carbon • Dioxide gas at elevated concentrations may be fatal when breathed. • Some surfaces left in direct contact with Dry Ice may be damaged by the extreme cold. Adhesives may become brittle and break.
Ventilation Requirements • Air is composed of 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen and only 0.035% Carbon Dioxide (CO2). If the concentration of CO2 in the air rises above 0.5%, it can become dangerous. Lower concentrations – i.e. below 0.5% – can cause accelerated, laboured breathing and headache. • If Dry Ice has been in a closed auto, van, room, or walk-in refrigerator for more than 10 minutes, open doors and allow adequate ventilation before entering. Leave the area immediately if breathing becomes difficult, or if dizziness, headache or light-headed feeling is noticed. • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is heavier than air and will accumulate in low spaces. • Do not enter closed Dry Ice storage areas without first fully ventilating the space. Pick-up and Transportation Instructions • Plan to pick up the Dry Ice as close as possible to the time it is needed. • Bring a well-insulated container such as a camping cooler or an ice chest. • If it is transported inside a car or van, make sure there is a constant supply of fresh air.