Absafe is the Australian distributor of ATD Cardox C02 Pressurized gas blasting systems in Australia and New Zealand. Cardox is a non-explosive blasting system. The ultimate solution for build-up & blockage issues in storage vessels, pre-heaters, coolers, inlet chambers, silos, raw feed mills, riser ducts, rotary kilns, and other high-heat process equipment.
With the focus turning to local manufacture given the current state of instability in acquiring overseas imports, Absafe has been granted licence to manufacture Cardox ATD C02 tube filling stations and other componentry in Australia.
This will not only help with local supply but also create Australian jobs as well as increasing availability and lowering the price for these systems across Australia.
The systems will be manufactured at our Hallam and Morwell locations in Victoria.
What is ATD Cardox…
ATD Cardox is a non explosive blasting system. An ATD Cardox blasting tube is filled with liquid carbon dioxide (exactly the same as a fire extinguisher). When energised by the application of a small electrical charge, the chemical heater instantly converts the liquid carbon dioxide to a gas. This conversion expands the CO2 volume and builds up pressure inside the tube until it causes the rupture disc at the end of the tube to burst. This releases the C02 – now 660 times the original volume – through a special discharge nozzle to create a powerful heaving force, at pressures up to 40,000 psi (3,000 bar). This all takes place in milliseconds.
These tubes can be placed into problem areas by specially engineered locking ports to clear away build up and increase flow of bulk materials.
Tubes can also be placed in areas of build up by hand to help clear emergency blockages.These tubes can then be refilled time and time again.
Use of Cardox for emergency clearances.
Absafe is unique, in that as well as designing and installing permanent systems, we can place Cardox in areas such as internal silos by hand to facilitate emergency clearance operations of most dry bulk materials.
Utilising our rope access and confined space expertise we can safely access most areas to drill and plant the Cardox units with optimum results.