Our family has been in the dry ice business since 1948. We are
the major supplier of dry ice, solid and pellets, for laboratories
and hospitals in the Houston Medical Center.
In addition, CMR Carbonics supplies air freight companies the dry
ice needed to air freight food products and medical specimens all
over the world.
Dry Ice is sold by sixty pound blocks, either solid block or sliced
into five pieces of approximately twelve pounds each. Dry Ice pellets
are sold by fifty pound bags. CMR Carbonics sells dry ice by the
block, the slice, half slice, pound, scrap and in pellets.
Dry Ice is -109 F, and precautions must be taken in handling the
product so as not to burn your skin. It may be transported in bags
or boxes and may be stored in dry ice or wet ice style coolers.
Dry Ice is compressed CO2 gas, and immediately begins dissolving
after being formed, vaporizing into the air as an odorless, tasteless
gas. During transportation of Dry Ice, precautions should be taken
to ensure a steady fresh air supply since the vaporizing CO2 displaces
oxygen. Kept in an air-tight cooler, one sixty pound block of Dry
Ice will dissolve in approximately seventy-two hours.
Carbonics stocks 5 lb., 10 lb. and 20 lb. aluminum cylinders
to sell to companies or to the public. Many home brewers
purchase their CO2 cylinders from Carbonics.
CYLINDER CO2 GAS REFILLS
Carbonics supplies the Greater Houston Area restaurant and
beverage industries with their CO2 gas needs. We specialize in 20
lb. and 50 lb. cylinder refills, with pick ups and deliveries on
either a route basis or call-in basis.
Carbonics is one of the few companies in the Greater Houston
Area that will fill a customer’s cylinder while they wait.
For this reason, many home brewers bring their cylinders for refilling
to our warehouse facility at 1207 Missouri Street, South Houston,
Carbonics stocks gauges, handles, handwheels, stem nuts, springs
and washers for Luxfer and Catalina cylinders. We can repair your
cylinder in our shop while you wait.
Plumbers, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals and
the pool service and repair professionals frequently require the
pressure and clean air provided by CO2.
Carbonics stocks 5’ blow-out hoses with fittings that
attach to a CO2 cylinder. This “blow-out” arrangement
is used any time there is a need to blow out a line or clean something
and need the pressure and cleanliness of CO2 gas.
Federal law mandates that high pressure cylinders be visually inspected
and hydrostatically tested every five years to ensure their safety
and integrity. During the testing process, small pit areas or stress
areas on the interior or exterior will cause a cylinder to be unfit
for service. If no pitting or stress areas are found, then the cylinder
is stamped and put back in service for another five years.
If hydrostatic testing of your cylinder is in order, Carbonics
offers that service along with sandblasting and painting your cylinder
the color of your choice.
HELIUM CYLINDER RENTALS
Carbonics provides 50 lb. helium rental cylinders. Companies
such as automobile car lots, party supply stores, pharmacies and
more keep a HE cylinder available for inflating balloons either
for their own purposes or for selling inflated balloons.
HELIUM CYLINDER REFILLS
Carbonics will come to your place of business and pick up the
empty HE rental tank and leave a full rental tank as needed.
Carbonics recommends using balloon regulators with a gauge,
so that overfilling of balloons does not occur.
Carbonics has balloon regulators with a gauge for sale and
for rent. We also sell or rent balloon regulators without a gauge.