Air Preparation Units to Extend Your Equipment Life

Designed to filter out particles and remove condensation, air preparation units help reduce moisture issues on your dry ice blasting projects and assist in extending the lifespan of your equipment.

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Discover the benefits of using Wickens’ state-of-the-art dry ice blasting equipment, designed to provide fast, effective, and eco-friendly cleaning solutions for businesses of all types.

Designed by Experts

All our equipment has been designed or approved by our expert dry ice blasting team to ensure they will work well for your business.


Cleaning with dry ice is faster and more thorough than other cleaning methods, and more easily reaches into tight spaces than hand cleaning.

Environmentally Friendly

Dry ice blasting is an eco-friendly cleaning method, as it doesn’t use any chemicals or solvents. All you need is dry ice and your equipment!

Easy to Use

Once you’ve become trained on the equipment, using equipment is as easy as connecting the machine, adding dry ice, and getting to work!


Our dry ice blasters have been designed to fit different hoses, nozzles, parts, and accessories to meet your unique needs.


Our dry ice blasting machines are designed to be small but powerful, able to fit in tight spaces to ensure you can clean difficult to reach areas.

12-Month Warranty

All our new equipment comes with a 12-month warranty.

Training Available

All customers are able to hire us for on-site training of personnel, with an emphasis on the safe and productive operation of equipment.


From Our Clients

Your process using dry ice to blast clean our extruder worked extremely well. We saved on downtime allowing us to get up and running in a fraction of the time it normally takes after cleaning. Thanks to your crew; they did a great job!

Angelo De Bono

Extrudex Aluminum

My wife and I want to send our sincere thanks for the great service. We really enjoyed meeting you and we appreciate the fact that you made it happen as quickly as you did, especially with our renovation in progress. Your team was amazing and they did a superb job. David and his crew were fantastic. They were polite, courteous, and they left the house spotless. Class “A” all the way. I would recommend Wickens to anyone that we know. Thanks again for everything.

Livio and Janis Luchini

Home Owners

David and Philip did an amazing job with the last cleaning work. They accomplished a lot and it was very noticeable.

Joseph Boachie


I just wanted you to know how impressed I was with the service and quality of work provided by Kevin. Kevin went above and beyond. He and his partner removed the asbestos, taking pictures of the completed work that I was able to share with our customer. I was so impressed by his courteous manner, his professionalism, and his quality of work.

Carol Tremblett

First General

Thanks for your help on our latest commercial job. The blasting, SPS, and zinc painting turned out great and you kept us on schedule—great clean up too. We look forward to working with you again.
Ken Kindade

Paul Davis GTA West

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need an air preparation unit?
A portable diesel compressor will take ambient air and compress it for industrial use. This air is filtered, compressed, then put through an air/oil separator to remove any suspended oil particles, and deliver to an outlet.

The air from a general air compressor is HOT and WET – diesel compressor air will have temperatures of above 100°F, and will pull in humidity with it. These conditions would quickly destroy standard air hoses and diaphragms in dry ice blasting equipment.

An air preparation unit is designed to take the hot, wet, and oily air from a compressor and prepare it for a dry ice blasting unit. The air temperature is brought down to just above ambient and then passed through a water filter/separator. This air is then sent to the air supply hose.

A small amount of oil and moisture will remain in these conditions, but the amount is inconsequential for most blasting operations. If you need more oil or water removed, attachments are available for our air preparation units to accommodate.

Can I rent the air preparation unit before buying?

Absolutely. You’re able to rent any of our machines before you choose to purchase to see how it works for you. We’re certain that once it’s in your hands, you’ll see how much you’ll love dry ice blasting with our equipment.

Do you offer training?

Wickens offers a thorough training program for all our machines. We strongly encourage training when you purchase any dry ice-blasting equipment to ensure your team is properly educated on safe operation and standard training procedures. For more information on our training program, please visit our training page.

Can I hire your team to operate the equipment?

Absolutely. We offer a team of expert technicians who are available for hire for any of your dry ice blasting needs. Please contact us to learn more.

Do you offer parts and service for your equipment?

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting is happy to provide full servicing and parts for all our equipment available. For more information, please visit our parts & repair page.

Do you sell used or refurbished equipment?

Yes, we both repair and refurbish equipment, and have it available for sale. To learn about our available used and refurbished equipment, please contact us.

Do you offer financing?

Wickens works with an independent finance company to provide financing services for our clients. For more information about this service, please contact us.

Do you sell your equipment outside of North America?

Yes! If you are an international customer, please send us an email or give us a call. We’ll be happy to provide you with the equipment and tools that you need.

How long does it take to deliver?

This depends on your location and the equipment you are ordering. When we build a quote for you we will put together an approximate timeline based on your needs. For more information, please feel free to reach out.

Need Help with Training?

Our team is ready to help. Contact us to hire one of our experts to train your term on how to effectively and safely use a dry ice blaster.

Interested but don’t know where to start?

The Wickens team is here to support you. We’d love to tell you how our products and packages can support your business growth and success. Contact us for more information, quotes, and any questions you may have.

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 Guelph, ON
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