Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting is that unlike all other surface preparation technologies, dry ice blasting is:
There is NO other environmentally safer industrial cleaning alternative.
Dry Ice Blasting SHOULD Be Used When There Is A Concern For : Surface Abrasion
The Dry Ice Blasting process eliminates so many of the negative elements associated with cleaning that it literally pays for itself!
Dry Ice Blasting cleans thoroughly, leaving equipment dry and in place. It works without the need of harmful chemicals, lubricants, solvents or water for that matter! Because of this, Dry Ice Blasting is an ideal cleaning solution for electrical equipment or other water sensitive applications.
Traditional cleaning methods can require equipment to be disassembled, and relocated to a designated cleaning area. Dry Ice Blasting can be performed on-line without disassembly and without the need for cool down or drying time, which can result in a cleaning within minutes V/S hours.
From gently restoring smoke damaged books, to cleaning very expensive capital production equipment in place, our range of Dry Ice Blast cleaning systems, nozzles and accessories sets the industry standard in meeting your toughest cleaning challenges head on.
Dry ice blasting benefits can be broken down into six general areas. Following each benefit is discussed:
Typical cleaning procedures require that equipment be disassembled and moved to an assigned area for proper cleaning. That is not the case with dry ice blasting. Equipment can be cleaned in-place and hot in most situations. Because of that, many time-consuming, labor-intensive steps, which were required with other methods such as sand blasting, can be eliminated including:
With dry ice blasting, a superior cleaning can be achieved while reducing hours when compared to scrubbing with abrasive pads or wire brushes. A tremendous labor savings is accomplished. In addition, the dry ice blasting method cleans in crevices that can’t be reached by hand. As a result, equipment runs more efficiently and potential leaks are revealed possibly preventing major system failures.
Cleaning methods such as sandblasting leave an aggressive and abrasive effect on the surface. They can actually remove part of the surface, changing the surface structure considerably. Dry ice is non-abrasive to surfaces and does not change a surface’s structure. It lifts the contaminants away. Secondly, because equipment can now be cleaned in place, potential damage from moving equipment to and from a dedicated cleaning area is eliminated.
No solvents are used when using CO2 pellets. This can be a critical need for certain companies in order to comply with Environmental regulations or to improve worker safety. There are no issues pertaining to toxicity.
With other cleaning methods, whether it be with solvents, sand blasting or some other means, the cleaning agent becomes a secondary contaminant and must be disposed of as toxic waste along with the primary contaminant. However, with dry ice blasting because the CO2 pellet vaporizes upon contact, the only waste created is the contaminant itself. This alone can result in significant waste reduction.
CO2 blasting pellets are non-toxic, non-hazardous creating advantages to the environment, your employees, and production facility: