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Cooling and Cold Chain

Dry Ice is a useful tool for cooling almost anything without having to find a suitable cooling chamber.

In Engineering heating up a steel bar can be quite quickly achieved, but cooling it down is not so straightforward. A bucket of dry ice will be -78.6 deg C in its centre so covering a conductive component with dry ice will soon cool it to very low temperature. Shrink fitting of steel components is a common use for dry ice.

The cooling can also be accelerated by adding industrial alcohol or methylated spirit to the cooling bath to get better surface contact with the cooling medium. This is exactly what Freeze Branders do for animal branding.

It is obviously impossible to list here all the applications that dry ice could be used for straightforward cooling. Every laboratory will have a need for rapid cooling at some time or other, and in the medical field samples need to kept cold to control the process or simply send the samples to another location.

Here’s an incomplete list of products drawn from our customer list that need the use of a coolant to keep them suitable for use, whether in store or in Cold Chain transit. Dry Ice will be used in the majority of cases.

Here’s an incomplete list of products drawn from our customer list that need the use of a coolant to keep them suitable for use, whether in store or in Cold Chain transit. Dry Ice will be used in the majority of cases.

 

• Adhesives
• Biomedical research samples
• Composite materials
• Frozen and chilled food
• Hospital samples
• Medical products
• Meat (fast processing)
• Resins
• Transplant organs
• Vaccines