Dry ice blasting cleaning uses solid carbon dioxide or dry ice pellets as a blasting medium. During the cleaning process, the ice pellets act similarly to high-pressure water, and they have the added benefit of freezing contaminants on the surface, shrinking them, and loosening their hold on the surface. Here are the benefits of dry ice blasting:
Dry ice blasting combines cold temperatures and the release of dry ice through nozzles at high speeds for superior cleaning. The process doesn't involve the disassembly and reassembly of equipment, which are time-consuming and therefore costly elements of other cleaning processes.
Dry ice blasting can help you clean hard-to-reach areas and sensitive surfaces quickly, increasing cleaning efficiency. The process also doesn't leave behind any blasting media, so it doesn't make any equipment or surfaces wet, making it a flexible, ideal way to clean delicate items and sensitive materials, including electrical machines.
Some chemicals used in other cleaning processes are toxic and can harm the environment, but dry ice blasting doesn't use any toxic chemicals or cleaning agents. Additionally, note that dry ice used during the process is an existing by-product of various industrial processes. Hence, the dry ice used doesn't produce any additional carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases that harm the environment. Therefore, dry ice blasting cleaning is a safe, environmentally-friendly cleaning option.
When industrial machines are being cleaned, the equipment will be out of order until the cleaning is complete. Excessive equipment downtime can negatively influence your company's production and consequently your profits. You can reduce the equipment's downtime significantly by cleaning using dry ice blasting because of its efficiency and lack of residual cleaning agents.
Dry ice blasting cleans delicate equipment efficiently. Due to this efficiency, you can clean your equipment frequently, ensuring that you produce quality finished goods. Remember that dirt may clog your equipment, leading to the production of contaminated or low-quality goods, which results in below-market-quality products. In such cases, you may need to engage in an extra production cycle to refine your products, which will increase production costs.
No Secondary Waste Production
Typically, cleaning methods that use chemicals lead to the production of more waste. The dirt from the dirty equipment combines with the residue from the cleaning agents or shot blasting media such as sand and glass. This creates a larger amount of debris to eliminate, increasing the cost of waste disposal. In contrast, dry ice blasting doesn't produce secondary wastes because the dry ice evaporates into the atmosphere. Hence, you get to save on waste disposal expenses.
Dry ice blast cleaning doesn't produce secondary wastes, lowers production costs, reduces downtime, protects the environment, and offers superior efficiency. Consider this cleaning method to enjoy these benefits in your workplace.