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152a Blast - Air Duster

152a Blast™ is an economical general-purpose duster with a bigger blast for cleaning applications. Its exceptional purity jet instantly cleans surfaces free of particulate contamination. 152a Blast™ is engineered to remove dirt, dust, oxide particles and other airborne particles instantly, and can be used to facilitate the accelerated drying of solvent cleaners. Not for use near flames, ignition sources, nor sources of static discharge.

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Features & Benefits

  • Safe on plastics
  • High powered cleaning strength
  • Flammable
  • Zero VOC
  • 100% pure HFC-152a
  • 1/10th Global Warming Potential of HFC-134a

Applications

  • Cleaning dust and particles from de-energized electronics
  • Maintenance and repair of de-energized computers, postage meters, and servers

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Part # Size
ES1029E

400 ml Aerosol, EU label

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FAQ's

Is air duster (canned air) safe on my computer and other electronics?

Yes, air duster is generally designed for use on electronics. There are a few things to watch out for: 1) avoid spraying the refrigerant liquid, which can happen if you shake the can, or angle it too much. The refrigerant is very cold, so can damage some sensitive electronics. 2) Avoid cheap retail dusters that contain bitterant. Many retail dusters have bitterant added to prevent huffing. When duster is used in the home, there is concern that the material will be purposely inhaled (called “huffing” or “dusting”) by minors, which can sometimes lead to tragic consequences. To avoid this, bitterant is added to make the duster taste bad. This same bitterant can lead to unwanted and potentially harmful residues on sensitive surfaces like electronic circuit boards.

How long does a can of air duster (canned air) last?

That depends on the size of the can and how much you use it. If the can and valving is intact and undamaged, it will not leak or spoil, so can sit on a shelf for many years.

How do you use air duster (canned air)?

The can of duster must be held in an upright position when spraying. Do not tilt can more than 40 degrees during spraying operation or shake during use. Before use, press actuator to clear valve of any liquid product. Extension tube can be used to remove dust in tight areas. Use short bursts to prevent cooling of can.

What happens if you shake a can of duster (canned air)?

Most duster contain refrigerant that is liquid when held under pressure. The goal of duster is to spray the vapor not the liquid, so the valving is designed to capture the vapor from the top of the can. When you shake a can, turn it, or flip it upside-down, you can introduce the liquid refrigerant to the mix. Careful, because that is cold enough to cause frost bite and damage sensitive electronics. Ultraject All-Way (part #ES1620) is designed to spray upside-down without expelling liquid refrigerant.

What is in air duster (canned air)?

Most aerosol duster contains a refrigerant/propellant that cannot be considered “air”. As a matter of fact, breathing too much of these vapors can lead to negative health effects. Compressed Air Duster is most commonly filled with the following propellants: HFC-134a, HFC-152a, HFO-1234ze, CO2, and DME. Refer to the TDS (tech data sheet) or SDS (safety data sheet) for more specifics.

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