Cardox CO² Non-Detonating Expansion Systems

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Force Vector, Inc. is the leading North American solutions provider for clearing bins, silos, hoppers, bunkers, rotary kilns, etc. of potentially dangerous build-up or blockages. Utilizing non-detonating gas expansion fracturing technology from Cardox CO² system, we can engineer a system that will safely clear obstructions and remove product build-up to restore flow rates, optimize processing streams, and recover storage capacity.

Cardox CO² systems are comprised of reusable steel tubes filled with liquid carbon dioxide, which when energized by a small electrical charge from the firing head, instantly converts into gas. The CO² volume builds up until the pressure inside the tube causes a rupture disc at the end to burst and release the gas at a controlled pressure of up to 40,000 psi. These pressures build within milliseconds and generate forces capable of dislodging and clearing stubborn build ups of rock-hard concrete, cement, and heavily compacted bulk solids — immediately returning materials such as grain, flour, maize, soy, salt, sugar, coal, fertilizers, ores, powders, and catalysts to free flowing status.

Fast, safe, and cost-effective, the powerful Cardox CO² system provides the ultimate solution to rapidly clear even the most difficult of build ups. There is no need for extended shutdowns, and carbon dioxide gas presents no risk of combustion, allowing Cardox CO² systems to be used in high temperature areas or where dust, chemicals, or hazardous materials are present. The tubes are reusable — the only consumables are heater, washers, and rupture disc — and rapid recharge minimizes disruption of plant operations.

As the premier North American supplier of Cardox CO² systems, our highly qualified technicians have the in-depth knowledge and field-proven expertise to assist you with your individual project. Contact us today to learn more.

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Cardox CO² System Non-Detonating Expansion Capabilities

Function
Build-Up / Blockage Clearing Solution
Applications
Storage Containers
Bins
Silos
Hoppers
Bunkers
Pre-Heaters
Cyclones
Coolers Areas
Rotary Kilns
Clearing Media
Grain
Feed
Flour
Maize
Soy
Salt
Sugar
DDG
Cement
Gypsum
Coal
Fertilizer
Catalyst
Ores
Powders
*Any Bulk Material* Inquire here
Benefits
Efficiency
Quality
Cost Effective
Reusable
Reloadable
Gas
CO²
Components
Filling Station
Cardox CO² Tubes
Firing Head
Discharge Head
Rupture Disc & Washers
Igniter
Activating / Firing Head
Liquid CO2 Pum
Consumables:
  • Washer
  • Rupture Disc
  • Insert Wires
  • Chemical Energizer Heater
Orientation
Vertical & Horizontal
Pressure
Up to 40,000 psi
Up to 3,000 bar
Time Period
Milliseconds
Recharge Time
2 - 5 minutes
Length (see brochure)
27.0 to 69.0 in
686 to 1,753 mm
Weight
12.0 to 44.1 lbs.
5.45 to 20 kg
CO2 Charge
.694 to 2.76 lbs.
.29 to 1.25 kg
Rapture Pressure
8 to 17.5 tons/in²
1,260 to 2,760 kg/cm²
Disc Thickness
.110 to .185 in.
2.8 to 5.2 mm

Additional Information:

Industry Focus
Civil
Rock Braking
Concrete Demolition
Demolition
Bulk Material Handling (Storage)
Cement Plants
Rotary Kiln
Underwater Jobs
Intended Applications / Processes
Cement & Lime Build-Up / Blockage Cleaning
Silo / Bin Cleaning
Rock & Concrete Breaking
Mining & Quarrying
Bin Cleaning Service
Ongoing Blockage Prevention
Industry Standards
Non-detonating Gas Expansion Fracturing System
Additional Services
User On-Site Training
Licensed (ATF)
Training
2 to 4 days

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