How To Install A ATL Special FX® CO2 Cryo Smoke Fog Jet Cooling Special Effect Stage System at Your Nightclub or Music Festival
ATL Special FX® Co2 Cryo Smoke Jets Blasting from the Top of a Nightclub
Co2 Cryogenic Special Smoke Effect Jets have gone mainstream at all Nightclubs and Music Festival stages around the world because of the thick white or colorful plumes of theatrical smoke special effect that can instantly be created to enhance the lighting and cool the venue while partygoers enjoy cool special smoke effects blasted at them. ATL Special FX® manufactures these durable, heavy duty special smoke effect co2 Cryo Jets right here in the United States of America of superior cryogenic components and patent pending technology capable of enduring sub zero cryogenic temperatures for a long time. No need to stop the Co2 Cryo Jet after 5 seconds of blasting cryo smoke.
DJ Performing on Stage with Atlanta Special FX® Co2 Stage Smoke Jets Blasting the Crowd
If you have recently bought your Co2 Cryo Smoke Jet System for your nightclub or party venue and have never installed a CO2 cryo jet system before it may seem like a daunting task. After you read through this special effect do it yourself blog you will know all the ins and outs of installing your own CO2 cryo Smoke Jet system at your Nightclub or Music Festival stage with either high pressure tanks or low pressure Dewar tanks. All the professionals in the special effects entertainment world understand it doesn't take years of stage production experience to install the CO2 cryo jets manufactured by Atlanta Special FX®. These Co2 Theatrical Smoke 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 and allows you to shoot smoke from all angles of your nightclub or party venue.
If you notice on the photo to the left the lower, and back, mounting plates on the ATL Special FX® CO2 Cryo Smoke Jets 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 position and area, the next thing to do is consider the location of your tanks in relation to your co2 cryo nozzles. Ideally you will want to keep your Co2 Cryogenic Cylinder tanks as close to the CO2 jets and your stage as possible and always use tested and approved industrial co2 cryogenic hoses. With that in mind, here are some general guidelines (NOT REQUIREMENTS) you will want to follow with your Co2 Cryo hose lengths:
Do your best to stay at 50-70 feet or less from your Co2 Cryogenic tanks when using low pressure Dewar Cylinder tanks. (Closer is better)
Try to keep a direct line between your Co2 cryo smoke special effect jets and your Co2 Cryo Tanks. (The less 90 degree turns the better)
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)
It is optional to use T fittings and attach multiple jets to a single Co2 Cryo hose.
ATL Special FX® Co2 Cryo Smoke Jets blasting from a Nightclub DJ Stage
Now that you have decided the location of the Co2 Special Effect Cryo Tanks and the location of Co2 cryo Smoke special effect jets, you will need to distinguish between the Co2 cryo hose ends to determine which hooks to switch and connect. The brass end is a standard CO2 fitting and attaches to the liquid CO2 bottle and the silver end attaches to the Co2 Cryo Fog Smoke Jet. Once you have attached your industrial co2 Cryo hoses you will now need to determine how you will power the Co2 Cryogenic special Effect Smoke 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 ATL Special FX® Co2 Cryo Smoke Jets only need a simple on off signal. When the CO2 Cryo Smoke Machine Jet is on, CO2 plumes of theatrical cryo smoke 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 is to test fire the CO2 Cryo Smoke Jet System on your Stage or Party venue, 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 co2 cryo special effect 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 Cryogenic Smoke Fog Special Effects is a great way to entertain your guests as well as provide stunning visual and audible effects while cooling the room down instantly. This is why CO2 foggers or Nightclub Smoke Cannon Jets as they are also known, are a popular item for any nightclub venue or Touring Professional DJ.
DJ Steve Aoki in Tampa, FL performing with CO2 Cryo Stage Jets
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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