About Us2020-05-12T07:06:10+00:00

ABOUT COLD JET

We are Cold Jet Australia

We provide the most technologically advanced dry ice cleaning, surface
preparation, parts finishing and dry ice manufacturing systems in the world.

At Cold Jet Australia, we deliver value and protect the environment.
Our equipment utilises or produces media that is inert, non-conductive,
non-corrosive and does not produce hazardous waste streams.

OUR MISSION

Improving organisations. Ensuring employee safety. Protecting the environment.

Our mission is to deliver value by providing dry ice technology solutions for a broad range of applications and industries. We accomplish this by delivering products and services that reduce operating costs, improve product quality and increase productivity.

CORE VALUES:

Service and Professionalism

Leadership and Reliability

Efficiency and Productivity

Reliable Dry Ice Technologies

OUR HISTORY

The dry ice technology pioneer

Cold Jet invented modern dry ice technology and our sole focus for 30+ years has been on developing and innovating the most technologically advanced dry ice solutions available. Throughout our history, we have set the standard for quality, performance and reliability in our field and we are committed to advancing dry ice technology every day.

Cold Jet holds the original patent for modern dry ice blasting equipment – US Patent 4,617,064 (1986) and we hold more than 100 patents worldwide.

Cold Jet Australia opened in Sydney and has been helping local customers since 1994.

1986

Cold Jet officially opens its doors in Loveland, Ohio.

1988

Cold Jet completes the world’s first patent-protected and industrially certified commercial dry ice blasting product.

1989

Cold Jet produces large, integrated dry ice pellet making and pellet blasting systems.

1990

The U.S. Air Force awards Cold Jet a contract to develop dry ice blasting and paint stripping systems.

1992

The pellet making and pellet blasting systems were separated so the customers could buy dry ice on an as-needed basis.

1994

International locations capable of supporting RDS product installations in the U.S., Australia, Europe and Japan were developed.

1996

Cold Jet applies proprietary aerospace technology to our products, which eliminates ancillary equipment, improves blasting performance, downsizes the units and reduces noise.

1999

Based upon proprietary technology and materials, a family of low-pressure, low-volume blasting nozzles is created.

2001

The P3000 Pelletizer is released.

2002

The AeRO Series Radial Feed product line and the P325 mini-Pelletizer are released, making a significant step in the technology’s efficiency.

2005

Introduction of the i³ MicroClean®

2006

Cold Jet Australia establish a block dry ice production facility in Riverwood specifically for Microclean customers.

2010

Cold Jet Australia move to a bigger dry ice manufacturing site at Moorebank.

2011

Introduction of the SDI Select™ 60.

2012

Cold Jet Australia take the unprecedented step of importing CO2 from Singapore to support their customers during the Australian CO2 shortage.

2015

Cold Jet launches new Aero series and XP Experience line and installs additional dry ice production equipment in Sydney, doubling capacity.

2016

Cold Jet Acquires IceTech® – bringing together the two leading, global innovators in dry ice technology and enabling Cold Jet to increase the value it delivers to global customers. With collective global facilities – including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Japan and China – Cold Jet’s expanded global footprint enables world-class customer support capabilities anywhere in the world.

2019

Cold Jet reinvents dry ice blasting with the release of the PCS® 60. The machine features our patented Particle Control System™, which precisely cuts dry ice into diamond shaped particles in the exact dimensions chosen by the operator (3mm to 0.3mm – and every size in between).

2020

Cold Jet Australia invests in the latest dry ice production equipment, doubling capacity again. Now with a total capacity of 1600kg per hour.

GLOBAL OFFICES

We are local. Everywhere.

Being responsive to our customer’s needs is mission critical to our service team. With service centres around the globe, our technicians are always within reach.

Will I receive help when installing my machine?2020-04-29T13:02:31+00:00

Our dry ice blasting units are simple to setup and use, but for more complex installations we are there to help. Our local team is available to help to help in the installation of your dry ice production unit.

How do I receive training?2020-04-29T13:04:29+00:00

We offer a range of training services that can be performed at your facility or at one of our offices in Sydney or Melbourne. Our team will instruct employees on how to operate your machine more efficiently and discover how to take full advantage of all the technologies available to them.

Learn more about training >

Where can I buy parts and accessories?2020-04-29T13:05:08+00:00

You can purchase spare parts and accessories from Cold Jet Australia.

What type of customer service will I receive?2020-04-29T13:06:57+00:00

Cold Jet Australia has offices in Sydney and Melbourne. Our service team is available 24/7, 365 days a year and is dedicated to providing support and advice on all aspects of Cold Jet machines. From answering technical questions to offering guidance on the right part or accessory, we are here for you.

Learn more about Cold Jet customer service >

Are there safety precautions with dry ice production?2020-04-20T10:15:38+00:00

When working with CO2, precaution must always be taken to ensure that the area is sufficiently ventilated and that proper PPE is administered when dealing with the liquid or solid form of CO2 (dry ice).

How much does a dry ice production machine cost?2020-04-29T13:07:58+00:00

We have a number of different machine options depending on your production needs.

Contact a local Cold Jet Australia representative to find out what the best machine will be for you.

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How do I store dry ice and how long does it last?2020-04-30T10:18:27+00:00

Dry ice should be stored in an insulated container. The better the quality of the box, the slower it will sublimate. Cold Jet Australia only supplies dry ice in the best quality boxes, that keeps sublimation to just 3-5% per day. Larger gas companies use boxes where the dry ice will be useless in a matter of days.

How much LCO2 do I need to produce a kilogram of dry ice?2020-04-30T10:24:51+00:00

Cold Jet’s conversion rate is as low as 2.2 to 1 of LCO2 to solid dry ice. Most of our competitors remain at a 2.7 conversation ratio or above.

What types of infrastructure do I need for a dry ice production machine?2020-04-20T10:00:41+00:00

You need a liquid CO2 tank, three phase power, exhaust capability, supply and support lines, and adequate floor space for both the dry ice production machine and dry ice storage.

If you do not have a liquid CO2 supply already in place, Cold Jet can perform a site visit to help determine what you would need to do and what your investment and payback would be. Cold Jet can then arrange for the installation and leasing, if required, to be completed through our trusted affiliates.

Contact us to discuss your dry ice production options >

Should I make my own dry ice?2020-04-20T06:06:53+00:00

In the right situation, making your own dry ice can save you a lot of time and money while eliminating headaches. Producing your own dry ice can give you greater control over your production, processing, and cold chain management systems, while also reducing waste and cutting operational costs.

By answering a few simple questions, you can determine whether producing your own dry ice is right for you. Those questions include:

  1. How much dry ice do you consume weekly/monthly?
  2. What are your current delivery costs?
  3. Is dry ice a part of a critical path in your operation?
  4. Do you waste a lot of dry ice per week?
  5. Does your facility have a CO2 tank and three-phase power?
Can I make my own dry ice?2020-04-20T06:05:19+00:00

Dry ice can be produced on demand using a dry ice production machine (pelletizer or slice maker). Producing your own dry ice must be economically viable and the amount of dry ice used on a daily and weekly basis must be considered.

Pelletizers, slice makers, and reformers can be equipped with multiple dies to produce a range of extrusion sizes (3mm to 19mm) and final product size. Dry ice production equipment can produce, dose, and package multiple sizes of dry ice for a broad range of solutions.

How is dry ice made?2020-04-20T06:04:11+00:00

Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2). In order to create dry ice, CO2 gas is pressurised and cooled to form liquid CO2 (LCO2) and is then injected into a pelletizer, or dry ice production unit. Within the pelletizer, the pressurised LCO2 is released to atmospheric pressure, which causes it to solidify into a snow-like consistency. This is then compressed into pellets, blocks, or slabs.

Will I receive help when installing my machine?2020-04-29T13:09:29+00:00

Our dry ice blasting units are simple to setup and use, but for more complex installations we are there to help. Our local team, based in Sydney and Melbourne, is available to help in the installation of your dry ice production unit.

How do I receive training?2020-04-29T13:10:31+00:00

We offer a range of training services that can be performed at your facility or at one of our offices in Sydney or Melbourne. Our team will instruct employees on how to operate your machine more efficiently and discover how to take full advantage of all the technologies available to them.

Learn more about training >

Where can I buy parts and accessories?2020-04-29T13:11:21+00:00

You can purchase spare parts and accessories from Cold Jet Australia.

Learn more about our parts and accessories >

What type of customer service will I receive?2020-04-29T13:13:16+00:00

Our local service team, based in Sydney and Melbourne, is available 24/7, 365 days a year and is dedicated to providing support and advice on all aspects of Cold Jet machines. From answering technical questions to offering guidance on the right part or accessory, our team is here for you.

Can I automate the dry ice blasting process?2020-05-17T10:17:09+00:00

Integrated dry ice blasting systems combine dry ice production and one or more blasting system into one unit; allowing for continuous, completely automated blasting.

From simple customisation to full automation, each integrated system can be engineered to meet specific customer requirements.

These systems are commonly used to provide cost effective cleaning and surface preparation solutions and are used extensively in the automotive OEM, tire, aerospace, semiconductor and many other industries.

Does dry ice blasting leave a residue?2020-04-20T05:57:56+00:00

Dry ice blasting does not leave residue or waste. Dry ice sublimates upon impact with the surface being cleaned, which results in no secondary waste, no residue and no introduction of moisture. This eliminates extra cleanup, disposal of secondary waste streams and additional cleaning preparation, such as masking delicate sensors or wrapping electronic components before cleaning. This significantly reduces the duration of cleaning projects and the resulting shutdowns.

Elimination of secondary waste also allows equipment to be cleaned while online and still operating.

Can dry ice blasting kill mould?2020-05-12T06:27:29+00:00

Dry ice blasting removes 99.9% of mould spores faster than traditional cleaning methods when IAQA standards are followed. The process eliminates timely manual cleaning and does not create secondary waste, which reduces mould remediation time and reduces total labor costs and project time. The dry ice blasting process does not utilise chemicals and has the ability to deodourise affected areas.

Will dry ice blasting remove rust?2020-04-20T05:56:12+00:00

Dry ice blasting alone will remove any loosely adhered rust, surface rust, oxidation, and salts (SP 6), but it will not remove the deeply adhered or pitted oxidation. Due to the non-abrasive characteristics of dry ice, it is not aggressive enough to create a profile or a white metal finish.

Our new dry ice blasting + abrasive solution, the E-CO2 150, adds an abrasive to the dry ice blasting stream. The solution boosts its’ aggression and effectively removes deeply pitted rust and corrosion, while eliminating the issues with traditional methods of removal, such as excessive dust and waste. The solution achieves a white metal finish (SP 10 / SA 2.5 / NA 2).

Can dry ice blasting remove paint?2020-04-20T05:55:34+00:00

While dry ice blasting is effective at removing failing paint and paint that has a weak bond, dry ice is a gentle medium and in some applications it is not always successful with just dry ice alone. There are many variables that determine whether dry ice blasting can be successful or not, such as how well the paint is adhered and the type of paint and primer. Even high pressure dry ice blasting can be too slow, too gentle, or ineffective depending on the application.

Our new dry ice blasting + abrasive solution, the E-CO2 150, adds an abrasive to the dry ice blasting stream. The solution boosts its’ aggression and effectively removes paint and coatings, while eliminating the issues with traditional methods of removal, such as excessive dust and waste.

Will dry ice blasting work for my application?2020-04-20T05:54:58+00:00

Visit the links below for a list of industries and applications in which our equipment has been used. If you have a more specific question about your unique application, we’d be happy to get in touch with you to discuss.

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What is dry ice blasting used for?2020-04-20T05:54:00+00:00

Dry ice blasting is an effective solution for many applications, including cleaning, surface preparation and parts finishing, within a broad and diverse range of industries.

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Are there safety precautions with dry ice blasting?2020-04-20T05:51:22+00:00

When working with CO2, precaution must always be taken to ensure that the area is sufficiently ventilated and that proper PPE is administered when dealing with the liquid or solid form of CO2 (dry ice).

When operating a dry ice blaster proper protection should be worn, such as ear plugs, eyewear, gloves, and closed-toed shoes. Steel-toed shoes are useful but not necessary.

Is dry ice blasting environmentally friendly?2020-05-17T10:18:23+00:00

Dry ice blasting is an ideal solution for those looking for an environmentally friendly cleaning solution.

  1. Dry ice is made of reclaimed CO2
    All dry ice used in the dry ice blasting process is made from reclaimed CO2, which is a byproduct of other industrial processes. This CO2, which would have otherwise been released into the atmosphere, is captured and given new life as dry ice. Dry ice blasting does not produce more CO2.
  2. Dry ice blasting eliminates harmful secondary waste
    When the dry ice impacts the surface being cleaned, it sublimates – turns directly from a solid to a gas—and thus does not produce secondary waste. Similar techniques leave behind a residue that must be cleaned up with the contaminant. This media can become hazardous and create downstream contamination and harm the surrounding area and installations.
  3. Dry ice blasting is non-toxic and eliminates need for chemical solvents
    The dry ice used in the dry ice blasting process is a food grade media and is EPA, FDA and USDA approved for use around food manufacturing. It is colourless, tasteless, odourless and non-toxic. Dry ice blasting eliminates the need for chemical cleaning solvents in many applications.
How long does it take to get my machine?2020-04-30T10:27:28+00:00

Cold Jet Australia also offers the largest range of rental dry ice cleaning equipment in Australia – if your need is urgent, we can help you immediately.

How much does a dry ice blasting machine cost?2020-04-29T13:16:33+00:00

We have a number of different machine options depending on your application, air supply, and budget.

Contact a Cold Jet Australia representative to find out what the best machine will be for you.

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What type of air pressure (air compressor) do I need for dry ice blasting?2020-04-20T05:47:38+00:00

Dry ice blasting systems using pellets typically consume 100 cfm (2.8 m3/min) at 80 psi (5.5 bar), while MicroParticle systems typically consume 30 cfm (0.9 m3/min) at 80 psi (5.5 bar). Low flow nozzles for the MicroParticle systems can consume as little as 12 cfm (0.3 m³/min) at 80 psi (5.5 bar). However, your needs will depend on your application.

How much dry ice do I need for a project?2020-04-30T10:16:43+00:00

The amount of dry ice needed to clean effectively varies from application to application and also can vary dramatically with each dry ice blasting system.

The average dry ice consumption for dry ice blasting equipment will range from approximately 0.3 kg per minute for a MicroParticle system to 0.8 kg per minute for a pellet system.

How do I store dry ice and how long does it last?2020-04-30T10:19:45+00:00

Dry ice should be stored in an insulated container. The better the quality of the box, the slower it will sublimate. Cold Jet Australia only supplies dry ice in the best quality boxes, that keeps sublimation to just 3-5% per day. Larger gas companies use boxes where the dry ice will be useless in a matter of days.

How much does dry ice cost?2020-04-29T13:19:43+00:00

Dry ice costs vary depending on the quantity required and your location. Contact the Cold Jet Australia team to discuss your needs and get a quote.

Where do I get dry ice?2020-04-30T10:20:50+00:00

Cold Jet Australia supplies dry ice across the country, with manufacturing sites in the capital city of each state.

What do I need to get started with dry ice blasting?2020-04-30T10:23:08+00:00

Dry ice blasting requires a simple setup. Along with your dry ice blasting machine, the systems will come complete with both a blast and air hose, an applicator, and a nozzle that is best suited for your application.

The only other items needed to operate the system are:

  • Compressed air source (either plant air or an air compressor)
  • Electric power source
  • Dry ice supply

An after cooler may be useful if you are using a portable diesel compressor as your air source. An after cooler removes most of the moisture from the system and can cool the air with 5-10°C) of the surrounding air. This is primarily dependent on humidity levels.

What are the benefits of dry ice blasting?2020-04-20T05:44:44+00:00

Due to the unique characteristics of dry ice, it has many benefits that make it a more attractive cleaning solution than alternatives. The benefits include:

  1. Cleaning equipment in place with little or no disassembly
  2. Dry cleaning with no water or chemicals
  3. Reducing downtime associated with cleaning
  4. Cleaning without secondary waste
  5. Improving product quality and reducing scrap
  6. Eliminating equipment wear and tear
  7. An environmentally responsible cleaning method
How does dry ice blasting work?2020-04-20T05:43:31+00:00

There are three primary factors that contribute to the dry ice cleaning process. The factors are Pellet Kinetic Energy, the Thermal Shock Effect, and the Thermal-Kinetic Effect. In order to more easily explain the process, we have created the following acronym (ICE).

Impact – Impact of pellets creates a Kinetic Energy Effect. The soft dry ice is accelerated by compressed air through specially designed nozzles at supersonic speeds.

Cold – Cold temperature of dry ice pellets creates a Thermal Effect. The temperature of dry ice (-109°F / -78.9°C) causes the contaminant to embrittle. This helps break the bond between the substrate and the contaminant.

Expansion – Expansion of the dry ice pellets. Dry ice pellets sublimate upon impact, volumetrically expanding in size, removing the contaminant.

What is dry ice blasting?2020-05-06T09:34:53+00:00

Dry ice blasting, or dry ice cleaning, is an environmentally responsible cleaning and surface preparation technique.

It is similar to sand, bead and soda blasting in that it prepares and cleans surfaces using a media accelerated in a pressurised air stream. It differs in that dry ice cleaning uses solid carbon dioxide (CO2) pellets or MicroParticles, which are blasted at supersonic speeds and sublimate on impact, lifting dirt and contaminants off the underlying substrate.

The process is non-abrasive, non-conductive, non-flammable, and non-toxic. The dry ice blasting process also does not create secondary waste. The dry ice sublimates, or phase transitions from solid CO2 to gaseous CO2, when it impacts the surface being cleaned.

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