Air Preparation Unit-450

A portable compressor is not enough to provide your equipment with the high-quality, filtered air it needs to perform CO2 blasting effectively.

Compressors provide hot, wet, and oily air – while standard industrial equipment can withstand these factors, dry ice blasting equipment contains small orifices, seals, and gaskets that, if exposed to this quality of air, will rapidly deteriorate and require repair.

To mitigate this damage, we recommend that businesses use an air preparation unit to prepare compressed air for use in their CO2 blasting unit. Air preparation units use tools like heat exchangers, air separators and filters to cool the temperature and filter oil and water from the air. This air is then converted to drive the air motor for the fan and to the supply hose to perform quality blasting.

Ensure your equipment’s power and longevity by investing in an air preparation unit.

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No Electricity Required

Our air preparation units have been designed with a portable diesel compressor, allowing you to work wherever necessary without worry of connecting to electricity.


Each air preparation unit comes standard with a transport cart, allowing you to take it to projects without worry of overbearing weight or transport issues.

Key Features

  • Regulated fan motor
  • Contains separator with drain
  • Vertical mounted for optimal air flow
  • Protective cover and transport cart come standard
  • Width: 610 mm / 24 in
  • Height: 1170 mm / 46 in
  • Length: 710 mm / 28 in
  • Weight: 81.6 kg / 180 lbs
  • 2-wheeled cart constructed of powder-coated tubing
  • 2 Safety whips
  • 450 SCFM heat exchanger with regulated and oil-lubricated air motor fan
  • 450 SCFM with drain separator
  • 1 ½ ” NPT input and output

Maintenance Service & Support

Providing ongoing service is just one of the ways we support our customers throughout the entire process.

As the premier provider of dry ice blasting equipment, machines, sales, service, rentals, and contract cleaning services in Canada, Wickens Dry Ice Blasting is committed to meeting and exceeding our customer’s expectations.

12-Month Warranty

We value our customers and take pride in the dry ice blasting equipment we supply. A new dry ice blasting machine carries a 12-month parts warranty from the installation date, excluding hoses.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting will provide any dry ice blasting machine parts which become defective through normal use of the unit within this 12-month period for no charge.

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Our Machines are Designed to Provide Unique Benefits

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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Whether In The Market For New Or Used Equipment, You Have Options When Buying From Wickens

Wickens offers flexible options for businesses, with a selection of both new and used equipment for dry ice blasting to meet a range of needs and budgets.

New Machines

Our machines are cutting-edge, designed by experts to provide everything you’ll need while dry ice blasting.

Certified Pre-Owned

Our used machines have been refurbished by our service team to bring them as good as new. If you’re looking for an older model, or to save some money, this is a fantastic option.


Not sure which model you’d like? Start by renting your preferred model to compare and choose.

Interested but don’t know what you need?

Contact us today to learn more about our air preparation units and how they can help your business.

836 Southgate Dr Guelph, ON N1G 3Y1

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