Sunday, August 5, 2012

Customer FAQ Answer: Why Do I Not See The Plume Of White Fog From My Cryo Gun?

Why No Plume Of Fog?  This question just came in from a client in Europe and we thought we would share the answer to educate other CO2 gun users.  CO2 jets and handheld CO2 fog guns are virtually fail proof if you purchase from a reputable company.  If you have installed your CO2 fog system and upon firing it for the first time all you heard was a loud noise and felt a rush of cold air, a couple of things could have happened.  Below are the things to check:
  1. Make Sure The Gas Company Supplied You With A Syphon (Siphon) Tube CO2 Tank
    • Often the CO2 company will confuse the tank to supply you because they are used to supplying nightclubs with regular CO2 gas for soda guns.
    • Your tank should be properly marked with either etching on the side that says (Syphon Tube) or if you use the top of the tank will be painted red to signify it is a Syphon tube tank. 
  2. Make Sure Your CO2 Tank Is Not Empty
    • In the gas supply industry they have a margin for error that allows CO2 tanks to be a few pounds heavy, or light.  (Of course for CO2 jet and CO2 handheld blasters, we definitely need it be heavy and not light)
    • One option is to request each tank be weighed before delivery to ensure proper tank weight
    • You might ask how do I know if the tank is empty?  You might notice the tank started out firing a huge dense plume of fog but after a short period of time it only made a loud noise.  This is an idicator that the tank is empty of liquid, but still contains CO2 gas under high pressure.  (It is time to change your tank to a new one)
In closing if you still have questions about your CO2 cryo jet system and would like to speak with a technician directly, please call 404-644-2801 and speak with Atlanta Special FX.  The CO2 Jet Systems manufactured by Atlanta Special FX are found to be one of the most affordable and dependable cryo systems in the world and their staff is very knowledgeable about all types of systems. 

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Where To Rent CO2 Tanks For Cryo Jets and Handheld Cryo Guns

"Where do I rent or purchase CO2 tanks from?"  This question comes up in almost every conversation when purchasing CO2 Cryo Jets and Handheld CO2 Cryo Blasters.  Atlanta Special FX is a CO2 cryo jet and handheld cryo fog gun manufacturer, as well as a full service production rental company and they have suggested companies like Airgas, PraxAir, and NexAir.  Owner Michael Willett says "We like to use Airgas because they are one of the largest gas companies in the United States and they have locations in every major city, and almost all suburbs.  If the city is large enough to host a concert then they most likely have an Airgas location.  Airgas is always courteous to our customers and we know the value of quality customer service." As a leader in specialty gases across the US "Airgas is the United States' largest distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related equipment, safety supplies and MRO products and services to industrial and commercial markets"(quote taken from their website .  So if you are a production company or a club and have recently purchased a CO2 cryo jet system, or a handheld CO2 cryo gun from Atlanta Special FX, then contact one of the above mentioned companies to set up your rental account and start blasting super cold CO2 fog today.  

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Check Out All Models of CO2 Cryo Jets, Double Barrel CO2 Jets, Handheld CO2 Cryo Fog Guns, Dual CO2 Blasters, and CO2 Cryo Cannons

Atlanta GA July 2012: During the past decade years Atlanta Special FX has created some of the most inspiring CO2 fog effects for the special events industry.  With an industry leading sales reputation Atlanta Special FX has earned the trust of customers like LMFAO, KESHA, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, BUILDING 429, SEVENTH TIME DOWN, and many more.  Their products are in thousands of clubs around the world and owned by the nations largest production companies.  Tour manager for LMFAO Jeremy Dubois says "There isn't a finer CO2 product on the market, especially in this price range"  The sleek compact designs make them easy for concealment and a snap to install.  The units are affordable and most importantly, dependable.  There isn't a more knowledgeable, customer service team on the planet.  This is the go to company for all special effects.  Not only are they a leader in CO2 Cryo Products, they also manufacture confetti cannons, foam machine, inflatable foam pits, snow machines, fog machines, and have a theatrical line of laboratory made solutions.  Atlanta Special FX offers a broad selection of atmospheric solutions such as evaporating snow solution, fog and haze fluid, foam fluid, Cloudvertise TM concentrate, bubble fluid and machine cleaning fluids.  This is an exciting company to watch as they have grown over the years.  Stay tuned for more exciting articles on this company as they have promised yet another new product release in the next 30 days.  Below are photos of some of their products.

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Dual Nozzle Handheld Cryo Gun w Lasers
Dual Nozzle Cryo Jet

Single Nozzle Handheld CO2 Blaster

CO2 Continuous Flow Confetti Cannon

Foam Monster TM

Double Stack Foam Concentrate

QES - Quick Evaporating Snow Fluid

20 x 20 Inflatable Foam Pit

20 x 30 Inflatable Foam Pit with 2 Entrances

Friday, July 13, 2012

Atlanta's Hip Hop Superstar Showcases Dual Nozzle Cryo Gun by Atlanta Special FX

Atlanta Georgia, July 2012: Over the past several months the amazing special effects manufactured by Atlanta Special FX have traveled the globe.  One new product that has all the Dj's and nightclubs talking is the innovative Dual Nozzle Handheld CO2 Cryo Gun.  This compact design incorporates two barrels, instead of one, for multiple streams of cryo fog.  The barrels can be adjusted up, down, right and left up to 120 degrees from each other.  This allows for dual streams of the super cold CO2 fog and more coverage.  Oh and we almost forgot to mention this CO2 gun has dual mounted high intensity green lasers.  This added light show gives you two green beams of light in a haze filled room providing an almost Predator like effect.    The  The first person to own and showcase this clever product was Atlanta's own Lil Jon.  Robert Mitchell, the road manager and right hand man for Lil Jon said "When Jon pulls out the cryo gun and blasts it during the peak of a song the crowd goes crazy!"
For more information on how you can purchase a dual nozzle cryo gun contact Atlanta Special FX.
"If you can dream it they will build it"
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CO2 Cryo Jet Distributor Opportunities from Atlanta Special FX

This is a letter that was recently released by the management of Atlanta Special FX relating to distributor opportunites throughout the world for products including CO2 Cryo Jets and more.  If you are interested please contact Michael Willett at the information included below. 

Atlanta Special FX is a premier manufacturer of theatrical special effects equipment and fluids. We manufacture multiple lines of CO2 devices (including CO2 cryo jets, handheld CO2 cryo guns, CO2 confetti cannons), foam machines, confetti and snow machines. We also manufacture multiple lines of foam fluid, evaporating snow fluid, bubble fluid, fog and haze fluid.  Each of our special effects machines are made in the USA from the highest quality components in the industry. All of our fluids are also 100% made in the USA from pharmaceutical grade chemicals.  Atlanta Special FX is working toward enhancing the expansion and development of its distribution channels and it is our goal to continue to build strong distribution partnerships that will allow the ongoing exposure of our theatrical effects equipment and fluids to markets in North and South America, and beyond. These partnerships will assist Atlanta Special FX in continuing to strengthen its leadership in each of our existing industries and push forward in new emerging markets. If you are an entertainment company currently offering for rent or sale any of the above mentioned items, we invite you to contact us for details and confidential pricing structures. 

Please contact:
Michael Willett
Atlanta Special FX

Friday, May 11, 2012

CO2 Cryo Jets Rock The Stage For Buzz Fest: Houston Texas

CO2 Cryo Jets Rock The Stage for Buzz Fest: Houston TexasCheck out this new video of the CO2 jets manufactured by Atlanta Special FX for a band called "The Last Place You Look". The jets were used by the band for the recent Buzzfest Concert sponsored by 94.5FM out of Houston Texas. The song you are hearing is "Dont Make It So Easy" and the jets are being controlled with a DMX power relay kit, also sold by Atlanta Special FX. This popular concert effect is used by venues all across the world and is a great alternative to pyrotechnics, which we all know are more dangerous. Using the proper lighting this visual effect can be made to simulate a flame.


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Do CO2 Cryo Jets Set Off Smoke Alarms

Over the past several months we have been asked if CO2 cryo jets or the handheld CO2 cryo guns will set off smoke alarms in nightclubs and event venues; and here is a great video demonstrating how they will not set of the alarms in a normal setting.  When properly installed more than a few feet away from a direct blast into a smoke alarm, the rapidly evaporating CO2 will not set off smoke alarms.  This super cold visual effect is used by hundreds of nightclubs and production companies around the world and we have yet to hear of one setting off a smoke alarm when used as instructed.  Our friends over at POSH Ent were kind enough to share this video of one of Atlanta Special FX handheld cryo guns being blasted directly at a smoke alarm by Felix Lopez, a fireman with the Bayonne Fire Department.  As you can see when placed more than a few feet from the smoke alarm, the 15 foot blast of dense CO2 fog does not set the alarm off.  However when he walks within 3 feet of the alarm it does go off.  Thanks for the great video and please feel free to contact with any CO2 cryo jet questions.  Enjoy.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

CO2 Cryo Jets Keep Tongue And Groove Even Cooler with UFC in Atlanta

In case you missed it last weekend the UFC was welcomed into Atlanta with open arms.  Phillips arena hosted what was quite possibly the most anticipated fight of all time between champion John Jones and contender Rashad Evans.  To kick off the event one of the Atlanta hot spots Tongue and Groove invited one of Atlanta's own, Spencer Phillips, to bring a crew of his UFC buddies through for a fun night on the town. Atlanta Special FX was there in full effect to help keep the place cool with a couple of the high pressure CO2 jets and the popular handheld CO2 cryo guns. If you were at Tongue and groove and glanced into the VIP you would have seen intense blasts of super cold white fog on the faces, Ryan Bader, Gray Maynard, Aaron Simpson, Chris Weidman, Clay Harvison and even GSP; thats right even Georges St Pierre.  Atlanta Special FX owner Michael Willett commented "We are glad to help those who help support our company and products, so when Spencer asked me to bring something that would excite the crowd, I knew they needed some CO2 cryo jets." Other names you might recognize that were there with Mr. Phillips were Mike Mcliesh, owner of Head Rush along with MTV and BMX superstar TJ Lavin.  All I can say is what weekend and thank you to Tongue and Groove for taking great care of these guys and making sure they had a great weekend. 

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Atlanta Special FX Debuts New Dual Barreled Cryo Gun with Lasers

Atlanta Special FX Debuts New Dual-barreled Cryo Gun with Lasers Blasts

Atlanta Special FX handheld CO2 cyro gun
Atlanta Special FX introduces a new handheld CO2 cryo gun that sends beams of light through haze/fog with dual high intensity green lasers. The CO2 cyro gun creates two streams of cold cryo fog, via a cool double-barrel design that can be directed 120 degrees from each other. The unit is lightweight (weighs approximately 5lbs.) and is 21" long.
The CO2 cyro gun is designed for easy operations in any setting, and according to the company it utilizes a comfortable design for singlehanded or two-handed use. The removable dual green lasers are securely mounted and provide an added visual effect across hazed filled rooms; the lasers have a quick release tab and can be converted to red lasers. The CO2 is ideal for mobile DJ's and concert production teams and the company says it is currently used by nightclubs and production companies in over 10 countries to cool down their venues and add a layer of stunning visual effects.
Hip Hop star Lil' Jon was the first to use the CO2 cyro gun.

To order your own cryo jets or cryo guns call 404-644-2801

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Check Out The New CO2 Dewar Tank Adapter Needed For CO2 Jets

 CO2 Dewar tanks make a safety change.
Top of Dewar Tank
If you haven't noticed it yet, you will soon.  The standard fitting for Dewar tanks has been changed to ensure safety for companies like Airgas when filling refrigerated liquid Dewar tanks.  For those who have never seen the top of a Dewar tank there are many gauges and fittings that can be quite confusing to the untrained eye, and especially the CO2 jet novice installer.  Not to be alarmed though because they are usually very well marked.  One outlet is the gas hookup, which most nightclubs and production companies use, and it contains the CGA 320 fitting.  Another valve you may notice on the top of the Dewar tank is the pressure builder.  This valve is used to build the pressure in the tank to max operating psi for CO2 jets.  And the last side is the liquid fill side, which is the side you will want to attach your CO2 hose too.  Over the past many years you have been able to attach a standard CGA 320 fitting directly on to the liquid side and operate your CO2 jet system no problem.  However now you will notice the next time you go to attach your cryo hose that it no longer matches to the liquid side.  The new standard for Dewar tanks is a female attachment coming off the tank, which requires a new adapter.  The new adapter required is the CGA-622, sold by Atlanta Special FX. 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How Large Does The Venue Need To Be For CO2 Cryo Jets To Work Effectively?

What Size Venue Can Use CO2 Cryo Jets?
A popular question we get a lot is "Can we use CO2 cryo jets in our intimate club?" The answer is yes.  As we all know, the majority of nightclubs and bars are not superclubs and don't necessarily have 20 foot ceilings or multiple floors.  Instead they are more intimate and cozy.  For this reason a company named Atlanta Special FX designed multiple versions of the popular CO2 cryo foggers.  If you do have the stereotypical superclub with great ceiling height you can of course go with the single nozzle or dual nozzle cryo jet and use any size tank you desire.  For others with smaller venues and lower ceilings we recommend the low pressure single nozzle cryo jet.  This versatile unit can be mounted in a variety of positions and locations and the internal components were specifically designed with smaller venues in mind.  This restricted flow of CO2 makes for a much shorter and quieter fog blast.  (Of course they are still loud enough to get your attention)  So in closing if you have that venue that gets very hot during the course of a night, don't count yourself out.  Instead contact the knowledgeable staff at Atlanta Special FX and let them customize a CO2 system for you.  Check out more info on the low pressure cryo jet at

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Why Are CO2 Cryo Jets So Popular?

What makes CO2 jets so popular among nightclubs around the world?  Well I could start by telling you that global warming is causing the temperatures in clubs to go up every year, but you would say "yeah right." So instead of insulting your intelligence, because that would technically be right, we will just blame it on hundreds of hot, sweaty bodies dancing on the dance floor.  It seems no matter how great your AC system is once you slam 200-300 dancing bodies in a confined space the temperature starts to go up really quickly.  Most AC systems cannot keep up with a killer DJ, so nightclubs turn to an alternative source for cool blasts of air.  CO2 cryo jets are easy to install and cost a fraction of what expensive electric bills run each month.  Lets say for the average nightclub that the electric bill runs around a couple thousand per month compared to a couple hundred to run the CO2 cryo jets.  Not to mention CO2 cryo jets offer an immediate, on demand, blast of super cold fog capable of cooling a room approximately 10-20 degrees in a matter of seconds.  With the right equipment and controls your lighting and sound guy can now keep your guests dancing comfortably all night long.  Don't you feel you owe it to your guests to keep them comfortable.....and drinking?  For more information on how CO2 cryo jets operate and pricing info visit

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cryo Jets Blast On To Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins Broadway Tour

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins Tour
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins Tour
Recently Atlanta Special FX was honored again to provide some fun visual effects for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins tour.  This magical Broadway musical has won the hearts of thousands and now Atlanta Special FX is helping provide a billowing smokestack scene with the popular single nozzle cryo jet.  There are many ways to utilize the energy created by the super cold CO2 blast associated with the stunning visual fog/smoke effect produced when the jet releases.  The dependable effects manufactured by Atlanta Special FX have been trusted by names like ABC, WeTV, Opera Winfrey Network, and many more TV/Movie production teams.  Mary Poppins, now in its 6th consecutive year, can be watched in New York, Fort Worth Texas, Austin Texas, and Fayettville Arkansas.  For more information and upcoming dates on this whimsical musical click here

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CO2 Cryo Jets Blasting at Opera Nightclub in Atlanta GA for DJ Alesso

The Opera Nightclub in Atlanta, Ga. ( a must see! )
Posted by Elisa Goad on March 6, 2012 at 7:30pm

I experience 6 to 8 electronic music festivals a year ( for the last 4 years now), and I can honestly say I have seen some of the most amazing lighting rigs in the biz. In my travels I have met some of the most amazing people (patrons of said festivals). These people are so amazing that when they come within a few hours of Orlando ( to work mostly) I have a great excuse to go visit them. This time our very good friend Brian (lives in LA) was running thru Atlanta for work, AND all we needed was an excuse to get out of Orlando. Even better the excuse to go to Atlanta (and a certain nightclub) came in the form of DJ Alesso ( Blog on Roxy nightclub) who was playing at the Opera Nightclub on Friday. Brian would be there all that weekend ( free hotel room!!) so everything fell in place to go. Every once in a while I like to feel I can be spontaneous! ( Even though we planned the visit a few weeks in advance) The spontaneous part would be that it would take 7 hours to drive to Atlanta, we would stay there for 10 hours, and then we would drive back 7 hours. All my friends and co-workers who heard our plans thought it was kind of silly to only go to Atlanta for just a few hours, but dammit, I was being spontaneous, remember? So Nick, Louie, and I packed for a one and a half-day trip, and headed to Atlanta.

One quick side note, if you are ever in Atlanta, you must take the time to find and visit Flip Burger Boutique. This unique burger joint is the brainchild of BRAVO’s season 8 ‘ Top Chef’s All-Stars’, Richard Blais. I know this isn’t tech talk but I KNOW technicians, and we love good food! We love good, inexpensive food, which surprisingly was another great reason to go. This is a one of a kind experience you CAN NOT miss. I’ll post a link to get your stomach growling later.

OK let’s get back to the nightclub and the tech talk. The Opera is located in midtown Atlanta in a trendy neighborhood with bars/nightspots in every direction. In addition to the main room, there is a large outdoor tent attached with a Hookah bar, seating for the patron looking to have a smoke, or reserve a VIP table. This tent can easily be covered for cold nights and then opened during the summer months ( a local friend says its very nice in the summer).

I had a chance to talk to the resident LD David Obert. I must thank David for talking to me because I had no voice and had a hard time asking him questions. David works with a Jands 1000 console, and has a fair amount of lights in the main room. He has 10 Technobeams ( I accidently asked how many Trackspots, but I really meant Technobeams-I promise) 10 Studio Spots, 4 HES StudioColors, and 2 X Spots. For the bang he has 4 Martin Atomic 3000’s, and architectural and spot fixtures he has 16 1K pars throughout the room.

I love the extras a club can offer, and for the tech side of me, Opera has a 12-jet CO2 system. They are all focused on the center of the crowd, and are fired at the right time ( don’t get me started on bad firing habits I’ve seen) The CO2 system was installed by Atlanta Special FX. David also has a 4-jet LN2 ( Liquid Nitrogen) effect from KrygonFX out of Miami. I would consider these extras because they do cost some coin to maintain, so thanks Opera for not being frugal.

The main room has a classic theatre look, but with a club feel and the DJ front and center like a rock star. There are several VIP booths on the 2nd floor that have great viewing areas of the DJ, and crowd. There is a secondary room near the back of the building that has a dancer pole in the middle of the floor. The entire club has wood floors, which I personally feel the reason the acoustics were FANTASTIC. Alesso had failed to impress my friends back in Orlando, but he killed it in Atlanta. They see why we must travel as much as possible, because we are noticing a trend of DJ’s playing flat sets in Orlando.

David really wanted to tell me the audio specs ( he just got a new sound system) and I told him I only focus on Lighting/Video, but he persuaded me to take down a few specs. He was pretty excited about the new gear, so I have no problem adding the audio ( because it was awesome ) Opera got a GEO audio system from Nexo Systems, just a week prior to my visit. One last prop to give goes to Active Lighting Production and Design for the clubs over-all appealing look. To quote David, “ what I really enjoy about working at Opera is the fact that they are constantly evolving. They really try to push the limits for what a nightclub can do.” He goes on to say “they have a huge respect for the production values for these shows so I am constantly working to ensure that they are flawless and memorable.” I like the attitude! David has also had the privilege to work at Eleven50 as well as the Opera for close to 14 years. I love hearing stories about techs that enjoy the lighting life and where it gets them, residency at really great clubs.

Please free to ask any questions and please go visit Opera in Atlanta, the next time you are there.

Pictures provided by David Obert, Nick, and Liquified.

I wish I had more pictures, but then you will have to go in person to see the venue!

© 2012 Created by Justin Lang.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Where To Buy CO2 Cryo Jet Systems?

Over the past several years many nightclubs, sports teams, and production companies have made the switch from more expensive liquid nitrogen or LN2 systems to the more affordable, and effective, option of liquid CO2 systems.  The popular club effect can be found manufactured by a variety of different companies, including Chinese and UK models, but here is one of the most dependable CO2 cryo manufacutrers state side; Atlanta Special FX.  Atlanta Special FX burst on to the scene in 2008 and their cryo jets are the most popular and affordable cryogenic systems you will find in the United States.  They offer a variety of CO2 effects including: Handheld CO2 Cryo Guns, Single Nozzle CO2 Jets, Dual Nozzle CO2 Blasters, and Continuos Flow Confetti Cannons.  The units are designed with only the best components and housed in a sleek, black powder coated steel casing.  They are durable, to say the least, and have stood the test of time being used by some of the businest touring road crews in the world.  Not to mention backed by a warranty and customer service team that will be hard to duplicate.  So if you are searching for a dependable special effects manufacturer, check out

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Does A Dual Nozzle CO2 Cryo Jet Have Less Pressure Than A Single

When searching to buy a CO2 cryo jet system for your company you may have ran across several systems and have a couple questions.  One popular question is "Does the dual nozzle co2 cryo jet have less output than the single nozzle?"  There are a couple of different answers and it really depends on the CO2 tanks you decide to use for your install.  Options for your CO2 tank rentals or purchases are liquid siphon tube tanks in these sizes listed below:

  1. 20 lb Liquid Siphon CO2 Tank
  2. 50 lb Liquid Siphon CO2 Tank (Seen to the right)
  3. 75 lb Liquid Siphon CO2 Tank
  4. 100 lb Liquid Siphon CO2 Tank
  5. 400 lb Liquid Dewar Tank (Seen Below to the left)

The main differences between the tanks is the pressure that the CO2 is compressed under.  The 20 and 50 lb Siphon tanks are pressurized at approximately 850 psi compared to the Dewar tank at approximately 350 psi.  The Atlanta Special FX Dual Nozzle Cryo Jet does produce a slightly shorter blast of CO2 fog when using the lower pressure refiigerated Dewar tank setup.  Using a high pressure system you should still see approximately 20 feet of cryo fog and more (in humid climates) but should hardly notice a difference.  Click here to watch videos of the units working on a high pressure system.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

HUGE Sale on Handheld CO2 Cryo Guns - One Week Only

This is the sale of the year on CO2 cryo foggers.  The club scene has popularized the portable handheld cryo gun and now Atlanta Special FX has made it affordable for you.  This sale has never been done by anyone in the industry and may never be done again so don't miss out.  This cool, literally cool, dj effect is totally mobile and doesnt require any electricity so you can take it into any venue or on the road with minimal efforts, and trust they will work great everytime.  Used with proper lighting it can even be made to look like a flame effect (As seen in the photo above)  In addition if you purchase a cryo kit (Including Backpack and 4 Foot Cryo Hose Seen Below) you will receive 10% off your accessories.  Call today and take advantage of the savings. 404-644-2804

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

What Is A Handheld CO2 Cryo Gun? Mobile CO2 Fog Gun

Are you a mobile DJ or a nightclub looking to add some WOW factor to your show?  Then you might have asked yourself "What is a handheld cryo gun my buddies are talking about?"  The photo to the left shows one version of the popular CO2 blaster known as the handheld cryo gun manufactured by Atlanta Special FX.  Cryo gun foggers have hit the scene hard and add stunning visual effects to otherwise standard DJ sets or club playlists.  This portable cryo blaster has been used by some of the BIGGEST names in the business.  You might have seen the Atlanta Special FX cryo gun at a Steve Aoki, LMFAO, Kesha, or other concert and wondered "What was that" This "cool" fog effect is also used weekly during NCAA college football, NBA, NFL and NHL as well as countless high schools and colleges across the nation.  Another great place to see this effect in action is at your local super club or bar.  The super cold CO2 fog is especially helpful in cooling down venues once a lot of guest fill the room.  Most nightclubs and bars just simply don't have the HVAC cooling systems strong enough to keep up with the rising heat generated by hundreds of dancing guests.  All it takes is a few second blast to cool the dance floor approximately 10-20 degrees.  For more information on the Handheld Cryo Gun click here or visit the FAQ page at

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

How To Install A CO2 Cryo Jet by Atlanta Special FX

If you have never installed a CO2 cryo jet system it may seem like a daunting task.  After you read through this short paragraph you will know all the ins and outs of installing your own CO2 cryo system with either high pressure tanks or low pressure Dewar tanks.  All the pros in the special effects world understand it doesn't take years of experience to install the CO2 cryo jets manufactured by Atlanta Special FX.  These cryo blasters are engineered to save you time and money.  They can be mounted in a variety of positions allowing for easy setup in all types of venues. 

If you notice on the photo to the left the lower, and back, mounting plates are designed to use screws for mounting to the floor, wall, and ceiling.  The multi mounting points allow the CO2 units to be installed right side up, lefts side, right side and upside down.  It also includes a pre drilled hole for easy mounting to a truss system using a J-clamp or C-clamp.  Once you have decided on your mounting the next thing to do is consider the location of your tanks in relation to your cryo nozzles.  Ideally you will want to keep your tanks as close to the CO2 jets as possible and always use tested and approved cryo hosing.  With that in mind, here are some general guidelines (NOT REQUIREMENTS) you will want to follow with your hose lengths:

  1. Do your best to stay at 50-70 feet or less from your tanks when using low pressure Dewar tanks. (Closer is better)
  2. Try to keep a direct line between your cryo jets and your tanks.  (The less 90 degree turns the better)
  3. When using high pressure tanks you can use longer hoses (But if the CO2 sets in the hoses for extended periods of time between shots you will experience the noise before the white fog comes out)
  4. It is optional to use T fittings and attach multiple jets to a single hose.
Now that you have decided the location of tanks and the location of cryo jets, you will need to distinguish between the cryo hose ends to determine which hooks to which.  The brass end is a standard CO2 fitting and attaches to the liquid CO2 bottle and the silver end attaches to the cryo jet.  Once you have attached your hoses you will now need to determine how you will power the jets on and off.  Most industry professionals use a 4 channel DMX dimmer / switch kit. (Sold Separately).  Others use items such as foot switches, push button firing systems, and even as manual as a surge protector.  The cryo jets only need a simple on off signal.  When the jet is on, CO2 plumes of fog will shoot from the nozzle and when they are off there will be no noise or fog.  The last things you will want to do are test fire the jets, without the gas on, listening for the clicking on/off sound.  Once you have tested the on/off it is time open your CO2 bottle.  Be sure the cryo unit is off, open the valve on top of the CO2 bottle all the way and the line will pressurize.  It is always good practice to leave the bottle closed until just before you need the effect.  This will ensure a nice, instant plume of fog when you power the CO2 fogger on.

CO2 fog is a great way to entertain your guests as well as provide stunning visual and audible effects while cooling the room down.  This is why CO2 foggers are a popular item for any nightclub venue.

We hope this article has shed a little light on your CO2 jet purchase.   If you have questions or comments, a professional technician is always standing by to assist you.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Huge CO2 Cryo Jet Sale - Dual Nozzle Jets Buy 1 Get 2nd 1/2 Off

Looking for a CO2 cryo jet system that is affordable and dependable.  Look no further.  Atlanta Special FX has been manufacturing CO2 systems for years and is running a HUGE sale until March 1, 2012.  I know it is last minute, but better late than never....right. These awesome systems are used by bands such as: LMFAO, Building 429, 7eventh Time Down, KE$HA, and more.  You may have seen them during the Super Bowl halftime show and NBA All Star Game.  The single nozzle and dual nozzle systems are capable of producing spectacular plumes of fog instantly with the push of a button.  They are also being used by nightclubs all over the world to cool down venues as the temperatures go up.  If your club gets hot during the night, try blasting super cold CO2 fog into the room and watch the temp rapidly fall.  It is possible to cool a room down 10-20 degrees in a matter of seconds.  For more information on how you can order a custom cryo system, call 404-644-2801 or email the friendly staff @ATL_Special_FX.

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