Wickens Blasting Equipment

Choose from the following Dry Ice Blasting equipment below.

 
Triblast-3   |   Air Preparation Unit:  450 / 600   |  W-100 Co2 Snowhorn



TriBlast-3

The dry ice blasting machine for everybody. This dry ice cleaning machine is powerful and reliable for the professional contractor. It has maximum versatility so this one blasting machine is suitable for a wide variety of applications. The Triblast-3 is very affordable, clearly the best choice.

The advantages of using the Triventek Triblast–3

The improved airlock minimizes pulsation thereby giving better cleaning power and makes exact settings of the dry ice flow possible.

• Fully regulated air and ice on control panel
• Variable ice particle sizes for gentle and
   aggressive projects
• Cuts ice and air job costs by up to 50%
• Convenient, fully equipped nozzle case
• Big machine power in a small package

Being able to regulate both the flow of dry-ice pellets and air pressure enables the cleaning of everything from electrical components to paint. The lightweight blast gun with trigger grip and safety switch makes it easy to handle. A single hose with integral antistatic wire gives the highest performance and is more operator friendly.

A wide selection of nozzles for various applications.

Specifications of the Triventek Triblast–3:

• User-friendly control panel

• Single hose

• Low weight and compact

• Large, insulated hopper

• Adjustable blast pressure

• Variable dry-ice feed rate

• 1 inch blast air piping

• Operates with 3 mm pellets

• Easy acceddible interior for service
   and maintenance

• Lightweight blast gun with safety system
   to eliminate accidental start

• A wide range of nozzles to suit every application

Technical Data

Dimension (LxWxH):

Weight:

Hopper capacity:

Dry-ice consumption:

Air hose connection:

Blast air piping

Air supply:

30" x 24" x 45"

190 lbs

60 lbs

0.5 lbs/min- 5.0 lbs/min

1" JIC

1"

220 CFM at 100 PSI

Click to Download TriBlast-3 PDF

 

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Air Preparation Unit - 450

Pneumatic, portable dryer designed to provide clean, dry air to your dry ice blaster machine, when running from a portable diesel compressor. One APU can support up to 2 dry ice blasters.

Reduce moisture problems on your dry ice blasting projects and extend the life of your investment in dry ice blasting equipment by using the Wickens APU450.

Compressed Air Principles

Portable diesel compressors take ambient air and compress it for industrial use. Generally, the air from one of these compressors is sufficient to run most industrial equipment. The air is pre-filtered, then compressed, put through an air / oil separator to remove any suspended oil particles and delivered to the outlet. Jack hammers and the like do not require any more air preparation than that, but dry ice blasting equipment contains small orifices, seals and gaskets that, if exposed to the air as it is delivered from the compressor, will rapidly deteriorate and require repair.

A Look at the Air Received From a Portable Diesel Compressor

The air from a compressor is HOT. Diesel compressor outlet air will have a temperature in excess of 100° F above ambient. On a hot day, the outlet temperature can reach 180° F. These temperatures will rapidly destroy standard air hoses and diaphragms in the equipment.

The air is WET. As the compressor gathers air from the atmosphere it is also pulling in all the humidity with it. All the water remains in the compressed air. The combination of high humidity and high temperature results in hot air that is super saturated with moisture.

The air is full of OIL from the compressor. The air - oil separator in the compressor is only designed to conserve oil for the compressor, not remove the oil for the c

onsuming appliances. In fact, jackhammers depend on the oil from the compressor to give them some lubrication.

What the Wickens Air Preparation Unit Accomplishes

The hot, wet, oily air from the compressor is first passed through an air to air heat exchanger which cools the air back down to just above ambient. The compressed air is cooled by ambient air, not chilled, the system therefore is inexpensive and very portable.

The cooled air is then passed through a water filter/separator. This unit causes the air to swirl around the outside of the bowl. Water and oil are centrifugally separated from the air and flow down the outside of the bowl to collect in the bottom. A manual drain periodically purges the fluid. Integral to the system is a sintered bronze filter that removes particles greater than 40 microns.

Some of the cooled and separated air is used to drive the air motor for the fan and the rest is delivered to the air supply hose. A small amount of oil will still be present in the air and the air will still contain some moisture. But the amount of both left in the air is inconsequential for the majority of blast operations.

Some conditions will arise where either more oil or water needs to be removed. If more oil needs to be removed, then a coalescent filter can be installed after the air preparation unit. If more water needs to be removed, then a desiccant canister dryer can be installed. Both of these are readily available as a stand alone add-on.

• Dimensions: 24" W x 28" D x 46" H

• Weight: 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” NPT input and output 

Wickens Air Preparation Unit Features:

• Transport cart for portability is standard
• Protective cover is standard
• Completely pneumatic, no electricity required
• Regulated fan motor
• Contains separator with auto
• Vertical mounted for optimal use of air flow
• Capable of supporting two dry ice blaster machines

Click to download the APU 450 PDF

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APU 600

Pneumatic, portable dryer designed to provide clean, dry air to your dry ice blaster machine, when running from a portable diesel compressor. One APU can support up to 2 dry ice blasters.

Reduce moisture problems on your dry ice blasting projects and extend the life of your investment in dry ice blasting equipment by using the Wickens APU600.

Compressed Air Principles

 Portable diesel compressors take ambient air and compress it for industrial use. Generally, the air from one of these compressors is sufficient to run most industrial equipment. The air is pre-filtered, then compressed, put through an air / oil separator to remove any suspended oil particles and delivered to the outlet. Jack hammers and the like do not require any more air preparation than that, but dry ice blasting equipment contains small orifices, seals and gaskets that, if exposed to the air as it is delivered from the compressor, will rapidly deteriorate and require repair.

A Look at the Air Received From a Portable Diesel Compressor

The air from a compressor is HOT. Diesel compressor outlet air will have a temperature in excess of 100° F above ambient. On a hot day, the outlet temperature can reach 180° F. These temperatures will rapidly destroy standard air hoses and diaphragms in the equipment.

The air is WET. As the compressor gathers air from the atmosphere it is also pulling in all the humidity with it. All the water remains in the compressed air. The combination of high humidity and high temperature results in hot air that is super saturated with moisture.

The air is full of OIL from the compressor. The air - oil separator in the compressor is only designed to conserve oil for the compressor, not

remove the oil for the consuming appliances. In fact, jackhammers depend on the oil from the compressor to give them some lubrication.

What the Wickens Air Preparation Unit Accomplishes

The hot, wet, oily air from the compressor is first passed through an air to air heat exchanger which cools the air back down to just above ambient. The compressed air is cooled by ambient air, not chilled, the system therefore is inexpensive and very portable.

The cooled air is then passed through a water filter/separator. This unit causes the air to swirl around the outside of the bowl. Water and oil are centrifugally separated from the air and flow down the outside of the bowl to collect in the bottom. A manual drain periodically purges the fluid. Integral to the system is a sintered bronze filter that removes particles greater than 40 microns.

Some of the cooled and separated air is used to drive the air motor for the fan and the rest is delivered to the air supply hose. A small amount of oil will still be present in the air and the air will still contain some moisture. But the amount of both left in the air is inconsequential for the majority of blast operations.

Some conditions will arise where either more oil or water needs to be removed. If more oil needs to be removed, then a coalescent filter can be installed after the air preparation unit. If more water needs to be removed, then a desiccant canister dryer can be installed. Both of these are readily available as a stand alone add-on.

• Dimensions: 26" W x 30" D x 40" H

• Weight: 235 lbs

• 2 wheeled cart constructed of powder

  coated tubing

• (2) Safety whips

    • 600 SCFM heat exchanger with regulated

      and oil lubricated air motor fan 600 SCFM,

      with drain separator 1” NPT input and output


      Click to download the APU 600 PDF

       

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      W-100 C02 SnowHorn™

      The W-100 Snow Horn, hose and pistol grip valve provides a convenient way to obtain CO2 snow using either a high pressure CO2 siphon cylinder or a liquid cylinder designed for liquid withdrawal (both cylinders are available through your local gas supplier).

      The standard assembly comes complete with a CGA 320 nut and gland and a supply of Teflon™ washers for easy connection to a siphon CO2 or liquid cylinder complete with liquid withdrawal.

      Conveniently Portable

      The six-foot flexible hose is stainless steel construction and the pistol grip valve is brass construction covered with plastic grips for ergonomic comfort. The valve automatically shuts off when the trigger is released. The assembly incorporates a 1500 psig safety relief valve in the event CO2 liquid becomes trapped in the hose.

      Features of the W-100 Co2 SnowHorn:

      • High-flow snow horn
      • Pistol grip valve with auto shutoff
      • Safety relief valve
      • Stainless steel and brass construction

      Specifications of the W-100 Co2 SnowHorn:

      • CGA 320 brass connections
      • 6' x 1/4' braided stainless steel hose
      • 24" snow horn
      • 3/8 inlet 1/4" outlet pistol grip valve rated at 4000 psig
      • 1500 psig safety relief valve

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