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Dry Ice


Dry Ice Safety

  1. Read the "Material Safety Data Sheet" for Carbon Dioxide, the Compressed Gas Association "Guidelines for Oxygen Deficient Atmospheres" and the ESTA "Guide to Modern Atmospheric Effects".

  2. Dry ice is extremely cold, -109 degrees F (-78 degrees C). Avoid contact with skin and eyes; use gloves and safety glasses in handling. Do not ingest. Keep away from children.

  3. Dry ice expands as it changes from a solid to a gas. Do not keep in stoppered or tightly closed containers. Store in a safe place away from people. Be sure storage area has adequate ventilation.

  4. Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is 1.5 times as heavy as air and can collect in low lying areas. Carbon dioxide can cause asphyxiation due to lack of oxygen, and in sufficient concentrations is toxic. Never lay down in dry ice fog or any other fog. Always provide adequate ventilation to low-lying areas such as basements, trap rooms, and orchestra pits. Provide adequate ventilation in automobiles during transport.

  5. People walking in dry ice fog must be instructed to be aware of stairs, obstructions, openings in the stage, etc., which may be obscured by thick fog. Be careful of water vapor condensing on the stage floor.
Dry Ice — Ice Delivery Services in New York, NY
Dry ice blocks (40-45 lbs and approximately 11 inch by 11 inch by 11 inch) are pre-sliced into slabs (10 lb and 2 inch by 11 inch by 11 inch). Dry ice pellets are approximately 1-2 inches long.
The best way to store dry ice is inside of an insulated container: plastic or Styrofoam cooler.
 Dry ice chart — Ice Delivery Services in New York, NY