Dry Ice blasting is steadily gaining popularity in British Columbia and the Fraser Valley.
Dry Ice blasting is fast, non-abrasive, environmentally friendly commercial cleaning solution. The dry ice blasting method uses compressed air to speed up the pellets to clean a variety of surfaces to remove mold, grime, graffiti, and even fire damage. Dry Ice blasting is strong enough to remove paint but delicate enough to ensure it is done damage free. Unlike chemical restoration methods, dry ice blasting does not stain or scratch the surface.
So really, what is dry ice blasting?
Cleaning with dry ice is a relatively new innovation being used more frequently in commercial settings. Dry ice blast cleaning involves spraying a steady stream of Co2 pellets towards old mold, paint, rust, or any other cleaning situation that requires an environmentally friendly cleaning solution. Dry ice pellets are made when the liquid carbon dioxide is taken from a cryogenic storage tank and expanded to create snow. Next, Fraser Valley Dry Ice compresses the snow into pellets using a state of the art dry ice pelletizer. These pellets are then put into a dry ice blasting machine and used to complete the cleaning process, leaving no mess or residue at all. Dry ice blasting is becoming the first and only choice for people wishing to reduce their environmental footprint.
Ok, that makes sense, but how does dry ice blasting work in British Columbia?
Dry ice blasting in British Columbia is actually a lot easier than you may think. First step is to spray the dry ice pellets on the surface: CO2 pellets are pressurized out of blasting gun at high speed. Once the dry ice pellets hit the target surface it converts that energy into removing the paint, graffiti, or mold. This energy conversion attacks the target without leaving a mess or damaging key electrical components with water. Notice the thermal shock from the dry ice pellets? At -78.5 C, dry ice is incredibly cold. Once the target surface is impacted with these dry ice pellets, the immediate temperature drop causes a thermal shock resulting in the targeted contaminates to break away for easy cleanup. What happens to the dry ice pellets once they hit the surface? Once the dry ice hits the targeted surface, it immediately evaporates leaving no residual mess to clean up.
Where can I buy dry ice for blasting?
Fraser Valley Dry ice proudly supports the dry ice blasting industry in BC. We are able to provide multiple different dry ice pellet sizes to suit your business needs. We supply dry ice in both the pellet and block/slice form to business and residential customers across Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove, Mission, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, hope and any other city or town in British Columbia. Contact us today!
Together, we are facing an unprecedented health crisis. Covid-19 is affecting all our families, our businesses, our communities, and challenging our Canadian way or life as we know it. During this time, we wanted to let everyone know how we are approaching this pandemic at Fraser Valley Dry Ice.
First and foremost, our thoughts go out to anyone who have been impacted by the virus, and our hearts go out to those battling the virus, particularly to those who are vulnerable. We appreciate all of the front line professional medical workers, and other essential service workers such as trucking companies, and food distribution companies whose employees risk infection to ensure communities in BC can still receive essential products such as food and healthcare supplies. To our customers, who continue to operate to support supply chains in BC, please continue to keep up the good work, those shelves are not going to stock themselves.
Secondly, Fraser Valley Dry Ice is committed to staying open during this pandemic so we can do our part in supporting the food distribution supply chain, our dry ice blasters in BC, and our customers who use our dry ice for medical reasons. We have taken the appropriate steps to protect our employees and our customers from the spread of Covid-19. We are following all guidelines as proposed by Provincial and Federal Governments such as:
Fraser Valley Dry Ice is committed to protecting our team, our customers, and our community as we continue to operate during these unprecedented times, and we wish everyone health and happiness through these difficult times.
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Dry ice is used often in British Columbia for movies, school plays, or anywhere the effect of fog is desired, like a Halloween party or a nightclub
Dry ice is most commonly used in movie production in British Columbia to create a special effect similar to fog. The fog effect created by dry ice can be used in multiple ways in film productions
what are the 2 most common ways fog is created in the movie industry in British Columbia using dry ice?
the first and most efficient way to create fog for British Columbia Film productions is to use a fog machine that the dry ice goes into. The machine consists of a barrel which holds the water and ice, as well as a heating element to heat up the water to produce maximum effect. Once the water is heated, insert the dry ice and sit back and enjoy. The hotter the water, the stronger the fog. Some people prefer to use fog juice, which is an unnatural and expensive alternative to dry ice. The concept is the same however instead of putting dry ice in, you put in Glycol which when inhaled could be hazardous to your employees, your patrons, and yourself.
the second and less efficient way to create fog with dry ice does not require expensive equipment like a fog machine. To create the same dry ice effect all you really need is a bucket of really hot water and some chunks of dry ice. Once the dry ice is put in the bucket, the clouds of fog created for your production with dry ice will come flowing out of the container. Add a high powered fan to the mix to create a strong flow of dry ice fog. Learn more about dry ice applications in British Columbia by clicking here.
Where can I buy dry ice for my film production, fog machine or party in British Columbia?
Fraser Valley Dry ice proudly supplies the film industry in British Columbia, the lower mainland, and the Fraser Valley with Dry Ice. We are able to provide multiple different dry ice pellet sizes or slices to suit your production needs. We supply dry ice in both the pellet and block/slice form to business and residential customers across Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove, Mission, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, hope and any other city or town in British Columbia. See all the different type of Dry Ice that you can purchase today for cheap from Fraser Valley Dry Ice by clicking here.
Next to a gas powered generator, dry ice is the best way to keep perishables and other food from spoiling during a power outage. Dry ice has a temperature of -78.5 C which is more than enough to keep your food from spoiling even if the outage last a couple of days. Fraser Valley Dry Ice recommend 50 pounds of dry ice every 48 hours of a power outage.
What Safety Precautions should I take if I use dry ice in British Columbia during a power outage?