Dry ice blasting is a method of cleaning surfaces by using a jet of frozen carbon dioxide pellets to blast away debris and waste. It is highly effective and incredibly handy, and is used in industries across Alberta. Here’s a look at why more and more companies look to dry ice blasting as their number one choice of cleaning method.
Non Toxic and Environmentally Friendly
Today’s world features ever growing concern over climate change and our impact on the environment. Dry ice blasting offers a great non-toxic way of cleaning industrial equipment that might otherwise require the use of harsh cleaning agents. The amount of grime and heavy oil that is left by production processes is often extremely difficult and hazardous to remove. Chemical solvents are usually needed in order to dissolve these excess substances, and byproducts can be created which need to be separately dealt with. As a result, the whole cleaning process becomes that much more difficult. With dry ice blasting, there’s no need to worry about this secondary waste, as the pellets will vaporize after they’re used. They’re non-toxic and an environmentally friendly way of reaching the same end result. The carbon dioxide used in the creation of dry ice pellets is taken from recycled sources, further reducing the amount of CO2 gas that is being released into the atmosphere.
Companies want to ensure that their assembly lines remain functioning at full capacity in order to maximize efficiency and profit. As a result, a lot of valuable time is lost to cleaning equipment and clearing up jams. Dry ice blasting reduces the amount of cleaning time, and works on almost all surfaces. It can even reach into nooks and crannies that are otherwise hard to reach by hand. The pellets can be used on softer surfaces or delicate mechanical parts, allowing all parts of the assembly line to be cleaned in a fraction of time when compared to more traditional cleaning methods. Waste products are blasted away and can then be easily disposed of, with the pellets themselves creating no secondary waste to worry about.
Maintains Equipment Quality
Dry ice blasting eliminates the need for abrasive cleaning agents that can damage surfaces through prolonged use. Industrial equipment is often difficult and expensive to repair. Using dry ice blasting as your cleaning method will help prevent damage before it happens and reduce the need for repairs. Equipment relies on staying in full working condition in order to operate at max efficiency. Scratched and deformed surfaces caused by using harsh cleaning agents can cause backups and even halt assembly lines while jams are being cleared. Dry ice blasting offers a gentler and more effective method of cleaning to avoid these problems.
From the food and hospitality industry to the oil and gas sector, dry ice blasting is utilized in a multitude of ways due to its effective, safe, and environmentally-friendly nature. Do you have any further questions about dry ice blasting? Don’t hesitate to give Scrub Zero a call at (403)697-3127 today!
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