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Wickens Dry Ice Blasting
836 Southgate Dr
Guelph, ON N1G 3Y1
Western Dry Ice Blasting
246 Arsenault Crescent
Fort McMurray, AB T9J 1J2
Questions About Dry Ice Blasting?
Vapour blasting is a mixture of water vapour, abrasive media and compressed air. It is a non-aggressive blasting process used to remove unwanted rust, paint and scale from many different surfaces. It is also used in removing excessive material from rubber or plastic. The primary aim of the process is to clean and restore. It is both gentle and efficient. It removes only the unwanted materials, leaving the shape and dimension of the surface intact. This process has come handy in preparing surfaces (including Copper, Titanium, Magnesium, Brass, Bronze and Aluminium) for bridges, coating, nuclear plants and many other uses. The selling point is in its cost effectiveness and Eco friendliness.
The process entails the creation of a slurry mix (mixture of water and abrasive media). Pressure is applied with the aid of a power unit and the operator applies the blast nozzle. The slurry mix is kept continuously agitated to prevent the settling of the abrasive. The vapour blast is a process that requires the abrasive to be suspended in a liquid (treated water) and projected by high velocity compressed air in high velocity.
The choice of abrasive to be used depends primarily on the nature of surface involved (pre cleaned or coated surface) and the type of treatment desired (cleaning or restoration). The available abrasives include Sand, Steel Shot, Steel Grit, Slag, Carbides, Glass Beads, Flint Garnet, Alumina and Organics (shells, cobs, etc.). Three of the preferred choices are described below:
The benefits include: