5 Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting
- Decreased Downtime through Cleaning In-Place
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
- Faster and More Thorough Cleaning
With dry ice blast cleaning, a superior clean can be achieved while reducing
hours when compared to scrubbing with abrasive pads or wire brushes. A
tremendous labor savings is accomplished.
- Elimination of Equipment Damage
Dry ice is non-abrasive to surfaces and does not change a surface’s
structure. It lifts the contaminants away. Second, because equipment can now
be cleaned in place, potential damage from moving equipment to and from a
dedicated cleaning area is also eliminated.
- Reduction or Elimination of Solvents
Dry ice blasting uses no solvents, but instead uses harmless CO2 pellets.
This can be a critical need for certain companies in order to comply with
environmental regulations or to improve worker safety.
- Reductions in Waste Disposal
Dry ice blast cleaning because the CO2 pellet vaporizes upon contact, the
only waste created is the contaminant itself. This alone can result in
significant waste reduction.