Each of our insulated containers can store 96 blocks of Dry Ice weighing in at 5,780 lbs. These containers can also hold up to 4,000 lbs of Dry Ice pellets.
What is Dry Ice?
Dry Ice is frozen carbon dioxide (CO2) that maintains a constant temperature of -109.3° Fahrenheit. One of the unique properties of Dry Ice is that it sublimates as it melts. Sublimation is the process of changing from a solid state directly to a gaseous state, totally bypassing the liquid form.
Not only does Dry Ice maintain a cooler temperature than traditional ice, it is much denser. In fact, the same volume of Dry Ice weighs about twice as much as regular ice.
Did You Know?
- Dry Ice is the only form of ice that can keep ice cream frozen in a cooler. It’s great for camping trips!
- Using a small piece of Dry Ice can help remove small dings and dents in cars.
Forms of Dry Ice
- Solid: standard solid blocks are 11 x 11 cube weighing 55 pounds each.
- Sliced: standard solid blocks are cut into 6 pieces approximately 1.5 inches thick by 11 inches square.
- Special Cut: Standard solid blocks are cut to fit your requirements. Can also be individually wrapped.
- Pellets: 5/8″ pellet
- Blasting Rice: High-density blasting pellet used mainly for blasting equipment.
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Making your Dry Ice Last
Dry ice sublimates (changes from a solid to a gas) at the rate of 10 pounds every 24 hours in a standard insulated container. Use the following tips to help make the most of your dry ice.
- Bring a Styrofoam insulated container when you pick up your Dry Ice.
- Fill the empty space in your cooler with crumpled newspaper. Filling in the “dead air space” around your Dry Ice will slow down sublimation.
- Avoid frequently opening and closing your insulated container.
- Do not store Dry Ice in air-tight containers. The pressure can cause the container to burst, causing personal harm and injury.
- Do not store Dry Ice in a refrigerator. The Dry Ice will turn off your refrigerator thermostat and freeze all of its contents.
Gehm & Sons supplies gases such as CO2 used for floral preservation, Nitrogen for beer and paintball uses and helium for filling party balloons. All gases are store in tanks ranging from 5 lbs to 50 lbs.
A wide assortment of fountain syrups and juice fountain equipment are also available for purchase!
Warning: UN 1845 – Extremely Cold (-109 degrees F). Do not put in closed container. Do not handle with bare hands – may cause burns. Do not enter confined area where used or stored until adequately ventilated. Solid carbon dioxide liberates heavy CO2 vapor which may cause suffocation.