Dry Ice Blasting – Surface cleaning with dry ice

Usually water is used to clean things, but not every object is allowed to get wet, and water is not abundant everywhere. So it is well known that in the desert sand instead of water used for cleaning. Similarly, especially in construction, the technique of sandblasting is used to clean or decorate surfaces. In Germany, however, this is prohibited. That is why in this country usually the gentler Dry Ice Blasting is used. But what does Dry Ice Blasting actually mean and what are its benefits?

The term Dry Ice Blasting

Dry Ice Blasting is once again one of those annoying English technical terms. Dry means dry. As already mentioned above, Dry Ice Blasting does not use water, but does not use any other liquid. Ice is called ice cream and yes, we are talking about dry ice or, more precisely, dry ice in German, which is used instead of the sand when sandblasting. Blasting is the act of blasting where something, in our case the dry ice, is blown at high pressure on a target, like the surface to be cleaned. Dry Ice Blasting can be translated as dry ice blasting and that is actually the correct German term for it.

dry ice

But what is dry ice? Usually, when we hear the word ice, we think of frozen water. The water ice represents the solid form of the water and is therefore as dry as water can be. However, as soon as the ambient temperature reaches and exceeds 0 ° C, the water begins to liquefy and becomes wet. The so-called dry ice is also a solid form, namely the carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide does not have the habit of melting like water, but of sublimating. This means that it goes directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid in between. So it always stays dry. However, the aggregate state transition already occurs at -78.48 ° C, a temperature that we do not experience on Earth under natural circumstances.

The benefits of Dry Ice Blasting

So why use surface treatment as much as dry ice when it comes to sand? In fact, other substances than sand and dry ice are used for blasting. However, sandblasting was the first beam technique invented and sand is relatively easy to obtain and operate. However, fine fumed silica is blown into the air which, if it is inhaled too often, can lead to silicosis, the so-called pneumoconiosis. Carbon dioxide, on the other hand, is a natural component of the air and the metabolic product of our breathing. With sufficient presence of oxygen, it is safe. In addition, the Dry Ice Blasting dry ice pellets are softer and thus gentler for the irradiated material.

Tube clamp is the most simple clip to attach the skeg and rudder tubes

At the latest, when the washing machine or dishwasher must be connected, it must not be missing at the tube clamp. The connector can be found in almost every household where the devices mentioned are connected because they connect the tube of the terminals with the siphon & Co. Of course, the field of application of a tube clamp is versatile and not only due to washing machines, etc., but it is most prevalent in private homes. Who waived these, will not get around a water damage in the washing machine and dishwasher around it, because the tube is not firmly connected to the drain. Because that’s exactly what the tube clamp is so important.

A tube clamp costs nothing in comparison to the water damage

tube_clampIf you would like to save the costs of a tube clamp, you should consider this step well again. In particular, if it is sparingly not to be found on the tail of the washing machine and dishwasher tube. Water damage costs more in the end and is much more uncomfortable than going to the hardware store around the corner and getting the tube clamp. It is in any case enormously important in the private household and may not be missing when connecting certain devices. Incidentally, it can also be found in traditional launderettes, so it is not only at home, in the basement, in the garden or elsewhere that it is necessary to have this clamp for the tubes. And compared to water damage, a few euros are certainly well invested or right?

A tube clamp can be used for different applications

Whether tube clamp for the household, tube band or double wire trowel. There are different tube clamps, which are also different robust and used accordingly. Both in the car you can find types of tube clamps, as well as in the industry, kitchen, laundry and more. It makes all the more sense to point out the importance and not to forget that without the tube clamps often something would go wrong, is not operational and more. The costs of the tube clamps vary a little, in particular due to the different typing and fields of application. For the household tube clamp, only a few cents to Euro will be necessary, for cars a little more and in the industry it is also about the dimension, which can lead to more expensive conditions.

Whoever did not know what the connection piece between tube and siphon was called on the washing machine or dishwasher, now knows. It is the well-known tube clamp. This comes in many areas of application to the fore and thus can vary in size, expensive and robust, but it is considered an important piece and colloquially just called tube clamp. Now it will be like many of the scales fall from the eyes, because actually at least every household has a tube clamp in petto.