Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dry Ice Blasting For Mold Removal

On Friday, June 26th we had the opportunity to complete a dry ice blast cleaning job in the suburbs of Boston. Like many other dry ice blasting jobs, this one was dirty. The job site involved a newly acquired house that had undergone some problems last winter. The previous owner was hospitalized and the home ran out of heating oil. As a result, pipes burst leaving water in the basement. As the water evaporated, mold and mildew were left on the rafters in the ceiling of the basement. After review of the site, it was apparent that dry ice blast cleaning would be an effective way to remove the mold both in time and cost.

Mold remediation requires several steps to be fully effective. The first step involves drying the area that has become moist, allowing the mold to grow. The second step involves removing the mold from the surface that is contaminated. This can be done via sanding, sand blasting, soda blasting, dry ice blasting and by other means. The third step is to use a mold remediation product that will ensure that the offending mold will not rejuvenate. The final step is to monitor the areas that had mold to make sure that the problem does not re-surface.

Here at the Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc., we offer dry ice blast cleaning as a service. We are more than capable of cleaning mold from various surfaces. However, we do not employ mold remediation products to the surfaces that have been cleaned. The customer has the option to do this themselves or hire a contractor to complete the final steps of mold remediation.

Any person with a potential mold problem should consider the options before taking up the project. Utilizing sand blasting and soda blasting will result in a significantly larger clean up. Not only will the cleaned surfaces have run-off but so will the process. I can’t imagine blasting sand everywhere and then having to clean it all up. Sanding mold off will take a very long time and will be labor intensive. But, dry ice blast cleaning is different. The surfaces cleaned will result in run-off on the floor, but the dry ice will evaporate. Therefore, cleaning is limited to a sweep, vacuum, and mop. In terms of time, the clean-up will be much shorter utilizing dry ice blasting.

Next time you have a mold problem and need the mold removed, call us at 800-739-7949. We will come to your location and review the problem. Then we will provide you with a quotation for the job. When it comes to mold, you want it gone the first time with as little extra work as needed. Utilizing our dry ice blast cleaning service is a step in the right direction.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dry Ice Blasting Smoke Damage From A Concrete Foundation

Last week, we traveled to New York State to dry ice blast clean a concrete foundation to remove soot and smoke damage left over after a fire. Several months ago a fire had caused severe smoke damage to a home located near Albany, New York. Rather than gut the home down to the shell and remediate the smoke damage, it was elected to raze the entire home with the exception of the foundation. Hodorowski Homes of Schenectady, New York contacted us to review the project. I had estimated the project to take one day. Several days later we were on our way to New York State to complete the job.
After spending a night near Albany International Airport; we proceeded to pick up our air compressor at Sunbelt Rentals and then on to the project site. Upon arriving at the job site, we quickly setup our gear and started dry ice blasting. Dry ice blast cleaning is a very effective way to clean soot and smoke damage from wood, concrete and metal. The foundation cleaned up very well and very quickly too. We learned that poured concrete cleans up the fastest of all smoke and soot damage applications.
Rather than spot clean the walls and floor, we were able to clean every inch of surface area for the walls and most of the floor. As a result the foundation was deodorized and smoke damaged removed. Therefore, the foundation was ready to receive its new home.
If you are interested in learning more about dry ice blasting to clean smoke and soot damage, please contact Ryan M. Taylor at (508) 459-7447. We are able to provide our dry ice blasting contract services on an as needed basis, or we can supply you with Cold Jet dry ice blasting equipment that fits your needs. If you would like to learn more about Cold Jet dry ice blasting equipment, please contact us at (508) 757-2300.

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Dry Ice Blasting Printing Presses

Recently we were contracted by the Hub Folding Box Company, Inc. to clean several ink stations on a Heidelberg Speedmaster press located at their facility. The Hub Folding Box Company, Inc. is located in Mansfield, Massachusetts and creates specialty boxes for golf balls to bottles of Crown Royal. The company needed to have three ink stations cleaned. The reason for cleaning was that ink build-up was causing the rollers to bind up.

Fast forward a week from our initial meeting and we are arriving at the Hub Folding Box Company, Inc. on December 29th during the company’s winter shutdown. In less than an hour of our arrival we are setup and ready to go. We needed to focus our efforts cleaning the grippers, rollers, and surrounding structure of ink buildup and other contaminants. After blasting for a just a few minutes we realized how great an application this was. We have cleaned many other printing presses in the past, but this one cleaned faster than any other we ever worked on.

After about five hours of blasting, we had cleaned the three ink stations to our customer’s satisfaction. They were very pleased with the results and explained that we had saved them many man hours. Two hours later we were back in our home office. The bottom line is that dry ice blasting is very effective at cleaning water based inks.

If you are interested in learning more about dry ice blasting to remove ink buildup from your printing presses, please contact Ryan M. Taylor at (508) 459-7447. We are able to provide our dry ice blasting contract services on an as needed basis, or we can supply you with Cold Jet dry ice blasting equipment that fits your needs. If you would like to learn more about Cold Jet dry ice blasting equipment, please contact us at (508) 757-2300.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Nylon Deburring

The Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc. utilizes its Nitrofreeze Deburring Process to remove burrs from machined parts for customers throughout the United States. From our new headquarters in Worcester, Massachusetts we provide our nylon deburring service with a fast turnaround of only 2 business days after receipt. We are capable of fulfilling this quick turnaround thanks to added capacity with the acquisition of our new 5,000 square foot facility. Our new facility boasts a lean production floor providing plenty of room for our two cryogenic deflashing systems.

As many machinists know, nylon is one of those fickle materials that simply loves to leave burrs behind after machining. Rather than have one of your colleagues or employees deburr each part by hand, we offer a batch deburring process capable of removing all these burrs in just minutes.

The Nitrofreeze Deburring Process removes burrs through cold temperatures, tumbling, and media blasting. We take the parts near the glass transition point of your part’s material, then tumble the parts slowly while plastic media as small as 0.015” blasts at the parts. Our process offers repeatable results from lot to lot while offering you a low price-per-part.

To learn more about our deburring process, visit our new cryogenic deburring website. We offer pre-production engineering evaluations (PPEE) to show you what our process can do for your nylon parts. This evaluation includes multiple samples, production sized lot process creation, as well as before and after photographs.

If you are pleased with the results, we will issue you a quotation for our contract service. In addition, if you want to bring our proprietary process in-house as many manufacturers do, we can provide you with a cryogenic deburring system. We will provide you with your parts’ process variables, training, and the technical know-how to conduct Nitrofreeze Cryogenic Deburring on your nylon parts. To learn more, please contact Ryan M. Taylor at (800) 739-7949 or at

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Join The Nitrofreeze Facebook Group

Nitrofreeze Cryogenic Services is always please to indulge our customers and readers with more knowledge about our company and services. We post regularly on our Facebook page to provide our readers with new information as it becomes available. Come check out our Facebook Page and learn more about dry ice blasting, cryogenic treatment, deburring, deflashing and upcoming events.

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Deflashing Rubber Service

The Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc. provides its proprietary Nitrofreeze Cryogenic Deflashing Service to customers across the United States. Our new facility located in Worcester, Massachusetts has boosted capacity so that we are capable of deflashing your rubber parts in two business days after receipt.

Our deflashing process utilizes cold temperatures, tumbling and plastic media blasting to remove flash from the interior and exterior of your parts. The process is completed in batches so that throughput is increased and price per part is lower when compared to alternative deflashing processes such as hand deflashing.

Since introducing our Nitrofreeze Deflashing Service in 2003, we have cryogenically deflashed many types of rubber. Parts made of EPDM, Neoprene, Viton, Acrylic, Nitrile, Butadiene, Butyl, Silicone and many other types of rubber are great candidates for our deflashing process. We offer free evaluations of your parts to see if they are a good fit for our process. If they are a good fit, then we can process samples for a nominal fee.

If you are satisfied with the results of our deflashing process as most of our customers are, we will issue you a quotation for our contract service. If you are interested in bringing our proprietary cryogenic deflashing process in to your facility, we will be glad to provide you with equipment and the technical knowledge to do so. To learn more about our cryogenic deflashing service and deflashing equipment, please contact Ryan M. Taylor by phone at (800) 739-7949 or by email at

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cryogenic Treatment of Speaker Wire

Over the years we have cryo treated many different applications from almost every industry. The processing of audio equipment has become a mainstay for our cryogenic treatment business. In 2007 and 2008 we cryo treated 10,000+ audio tubes, over a ton of speaker wire, several hundred amplifiers and thousands of connectors. Since that time, the numbers have only grown.

So, why do so many audiophiles have their audio components cryogenically treated?

Stock audio components and wires have internal stresses in them created during the manufacturing process. This degrades the sonic performance of these components. Cryogenic treatment relieves these stress lines so that the components perform beyond the original manufacturers' specifications.

Recently, we treated some hi-quality speaker wire for a new customer. He was pleasantly surprised with the results. Look at what he had to say below.

"I am having a listening session for friends next Sat. Once they hear the difference, I am sure they will want theirs cryoed as well. I'll let you know when I get a firm count and am ready to send to you. The difference was quite remarkable for an already good wire.



If you are interested in having your audio components cryogenically treated, please contact us by phone at (508) 459-7447 or email us at

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