FAQ

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Which Dry Ice Blasters are required to use the Jetty Robot System?
  2. Can I use my existing Dry Ice Blasting Machine & supporting equipement?
  3. Is there anything important new in the area of air conditioning and ventilation systems?
  4. Nobody is cleaning air ducts today. Why should I start to clean air ducts?
  5. My air duct is brand new. Should I clean it?
  6. I want to clean my air ducts. Do I need to dismantle them completely and clean them on the floor?
  7. I have other than air ducts. Are you able to clean also other ducts?
  8. Your device seems to be expensive. I’m afraid about my ROI. Where can you see the Jetty business opportunities?
  9. Why should I buy your Jetty? I have seen brushes and air jets. They seems to be much more easy for operation.
  10. Why to use dry ice for cleaning?
  11. Can my contamination be removed by dry ice?
  12. What methods for cleaning do you use?
  13. What is measure of cleanliness of an air ventilation duct?
  14. Is dry ice suitable for food industry application?
  15. I had here a company for duct cleaning. They used some liquids and my walls have remained full of stains because the ducts are not watertight. Is this your case as well?
  16. What kind of contamination can you clean?
  17. Your Jetty robot seems to be very complex system. Is it complicated to start using it in my contract cleaning work?
  18. I’m a contract cleaning company. What all equipment do I need to have for providing cleaning service? Is it just your Jetty robot?
  19. I’m owner of a building. Is anything new in my obligations related to building maintenance?
  20. I’m owner of a large production plant. What can I do with my air ducts?
  21. I’m a facility management company. What can I do with air ducts I have to take care of?

  1. Which Dry Ice Blasters are required to use the Jetty Robot System?

    Please consult our Approved Equipment information.

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  2. Can I use my existing Dry Ice Blasting Machine & supporting equipement?

    Please consult our Approved Equipment information.

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  3. Is there anything important new in the area of air conditioning and ventilation systems?

    The situation is rapidly changing in this area after all the years when it was not clear whether to clean or not and what are responsibilities of the building owners. It is clear now that air conditioning and ventilation systems must be cleaned and what are levels of cleanliness.

    A new standard EN 15780:2011 „Ventilation for buildings – Ductwork – Cleanliness of ventilation systems“ was approved by CEN on September 11, 2011. It became national standard in all EU member states, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland in April 2012 at latest. This standard applies to new as well as to already existing ventilation and air conditioning systems.

    Further important standard EN 12599:2012 „Ventilation for buildings. Test procedures and measurement methods to hand over air conditioning and ventilation systems“ was approved by CEN on August 25, 2012. It became a national standard in all CEN member states, i.e. all EU member states, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in April 2013 at latest.

    Under the EU Directive 2010/31/EU all EU member states must establish and apply minimum energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings, ensure the certification of building energy performance and require the regular inspection of boilers and air conditioning systems in buildings. Moreover, the Directive requires Member States to ensure that by 2021 all new buildings are so-called ‘nearly zero-energy buildings’. Part of this initiative is that an energy performance certificate must be issued for each building over 250 m2 until July 9, 2015. The above mentioned standards contain procedures and criteria related to air conditioning and ventilation systems.

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  4. Nobody is cleaning air ducts today. Why should I start to clean air ducts?

    This statement is too general. Cleaning of exhaust and ventilation systems is already quite common in industry today. The industrial technology requires clean exhausts for its proper operation and in many cases also for elimination of fire hazard. Cleanliness requirements for industrial exhausts are specified by technology supplier.

    A different situation is with air conditioning and ventilation systems for human occupancy. The situation has rapidly changed in this area. For long years when it was not clear whether to clean or not and what are responsibilities of the building owners. New CEN standards and EU directive changed the situation. It is clear now that air conditioning and ventilation systems for human occupancy must be cleaned and what are levels of cleanliness. A similar situation is in many other countries worldwide now.

    On the other side regardless of all the standards and directives the economical part starts to play important role as well today. Recent experience from the USA shows clearly the clean air conditioning and ventilation systems allow to slow down ventilators up to 30% when keeping the required air exchange. And this 30 % lower speed can spare a lot of energy, i.e. operation costs of the whole system.

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  5. My air duct is brand new. Should I clean it?

    All new air conditioning and ventilation systems for human occupancy are expected to be handed over according to the standard EN 12599 (see). In this case you have received from your supplier documents related to your air conditioning and ventilation systems like inspection plan, cleaning plan, etc. And according to EN 15780 each new duct has to satisfy cleanliness level according to its cleanliness quality class when it is handed over.

    For other countries please check your local standards and legislation.

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  6. I want to clean my air ducts. Do I need to dismantle them completely and clean them on the floor?

    This could be the case when you clean your ducts manually. Using Jetty robot the dismantling is limited to places where the robot is inserted into the duct and in same cases – where the vacuum cleaner is attached.

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  7. I have other than air ducts. Are you able to clean also other ducts?

    Let us know your task specification. Our development team is ready to discuss your specific requirements.

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  8. Your device seems to be expensive. I’m afraid about my ROI. Where can you see the Jetty business opportunities?

    Jetty is designed for cleaning of air ducts for all purposes. We can see two main opportunities areas for Jetty – in industry and newly in the area of cleaning of air conditioning and ventilation systems for human occupancy.

    Cleaning of industrial exhausts and ventilation system is in some sense established field for a longer time. Nevertheless Jetty is changing this field in a radical way. Her speed and unique efficiency allow less dismantling and shorter maintenance brakes. The profit is clear for duct user as well as for the contract cleaner.

    Completely new market appears with new standards in EU and some other countries. Air conditioning and ventilation systems for human occupancy must be checked and cleaned regularly now. This is really huge potential for contract cleaning companies. The contract cleaners who will start to serve this new market first have a unique opportunity to establish new long term business relationships with regular incomes now. And this opportunity will never repeat. With Jetty you can be the first and the fastest in the market and get the biggest profit share for now and for your future.

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  9. Why should I buy your Jetty? I have seen brushes and air jets. They seems to be much more easy for operation.

    Jetty is using dry ice for air ventilation duct cleaning. Dry ice blasting cleans surfaces gently and without causing damage. It doesn’t produce any secondary waste. It is ecological because the dry ice is produced by cooling existing carbon dioxide. The use of solid carbon dioxide makes it possible to clean highly adhesive and resistant sediments without the application of aggressive chemicals based on organic dissolving agents, acids or alkalis.

    Jetty is designed to transform all advantages of the dry ice cleaning method into to results in an effective way. She is automatically centered in the duct and her design allows to withstand high nozzle reactive power during cleaning. Rotation of the nozzle is synchronized with speed of the robot along the duct. This feature ensures that whole surface of the duct is cleaned without spending to much time on one place or leaving some places uncleaned.

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  10. Why to use dry ice for cleaning?

    Dry ice blasting cleans surfaces gently and without causing damage. It doesn’t produce any secondary waste. It is ecological because the dry ice is produced by cooling existing carbon dioxide. The use of solid carbon dioxide makes it possible to clean highly adhesive and resistant sediments without the application of aggressive chemicals based on organic dissolving agents, acids or alkalis. For more information see.

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  11. Can my contamination be removed by dry ice?

    The dry ice blasting technology is very effective and ecological way for wide range of contamination. The best way how to be 100% sure is to perform a test with manual cleaning.

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  12. What methods for cleaning do you use?

    Dry ice blasting is first method we have used with our Jetty robot. Because of all the advantages this method is used for air duct cleaning.

    Sponge blasting is another method the robot can work with. This is an abrasive cleaning method and it has some potential for other applications.

    Other methods will be included in the Jetty portfolio in future according to demands from the customers. In case you have other preferred method of cleaning, let us know. Our development team is ready to discuss it with you.

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  13. What is measure of cleanliness of an air ventilation duct?

    Measure of cleanliness depends on the purpose and cleanliness quality class of the air ventilation duct. It is defined by supplier of the technology in case of industrial air ventilation systems and exhaust. The standard EN 15780 defines cleanliness level for air conditioning and ventilation systems for human occupancy.

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  14. Is dry ice suitable for food industry application?

    Yes, it is suitable.

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  15. I had here a company for duct cleaning. They used some liquids and my walls have remained full of stains because the ducts are not watertight. Is this your case as well?

    Dry ice cleaning technology doesn’t include any additional liquids into the cleaning process.

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  16. What kind of contamination can you clean?

    Jetty can remove any contamination which can be removed by the technology used for cleaning. Please see our web page section Dry Ice Blasting for more information. In case you have other preferred method of cleaning, let us know. Our development team is ready to discuss it with you.

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  17. Your Jetty robot seems to be very complex system. Is it complicated to start using it in my contract cleaning work?

    Driving the robot is not more complicated that driving car. In some sense it is similar. You or your driver will join training (Jetty driving school) in our training centre. Each participant learns in this training how to drive Jetty as well as a lot of useful information on duct cleaning with Jetty robot.

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  18. I’m a contract cleaning company. What all equipment do I need to have for providing cleaning service? Is it just your Jetty robot?

    The whole cleaning system consists of Jetty robot with a suitable nozzle, dry ice blasting machine, compressor and a vacuum cleaner in some cases.

    Please consult our Approved Equipment information.

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  19. I’m owner of a building. Is anything new in my obligations related to building maintenance?

    Yes. Today is is clearly defined that air conditioning and ventilation systems must be cleaned and what are levels of cleanliness – see section “Is there anything important new in the area of air conditioning and ventilation systems?”.

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  20. I’m owner of a large production plant. What can I do with my air ducts?

    Your air ventilation systems related to your technology have to be cleaned according to maintenance planes delivered by your technology supplier. New standards related to air conditioning and ventilation systems for human occupancy are available – see section “Is there anything important new in the area of air conditioning and ventilation systems?” These standards relates to parts of your plants with offices etc.

    Depending on extent of you air ducts you can consider to buy your own Jetty or contact you nearest contract cleaner having this unique technology available. The Jetty can be used for all categories of ventilation systems, i.e. industrial as well as for human occupancy.

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  21. I’m a facility management company. What can I do with air ducts I have to take care of?

    Air ventilation systems related to technology have to be cleaned according to maintenance planes delivered by the technology supplier. New standards related to air conditioning and ventilation systems for human occupancy are available – see section “Is there anything important new in the area of air conditioning and ventilation systems?”. These standards relates to parts of plants with offices etc.

    Depending on extent of the air ducts you take care of you can consider to buy your own Jetty or contact you nearest contract cleaner having this unique technology available. The Jetty can be used for all categories of ventilation systems, i.e. industrial as well as for human occupancy.

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