Dry ice Blasting can be carried out in-situ and even on hot equipment in most situations eliminating costly procedures of disassembling equipment in preparation for cleaning, transporting of equipment to a dedicated cleaning area and reassembling. There is no need to dismantle equipment or stop equipment working while Dry Ice Blasting.
Zero Equipment Damage
Dry ice cleaning often eliminates equipment damage. Cleaning methods such as sandblasting has an aggressive and abrasive effect on the surface. Dry ice is non-abrasive and does not change a surface’s structure. It lifts the contaminants away. Secondly, because equipment can now be cleaned in place, the potential damage from moving equipment to and from a dedicated cleaning area is also eliminated.
No Solvents and Chemicals
Dry ice is completely non-toxic. As no hazardous chemicals or solvents are used in Dry Ice Cleaning, there are no hazardous fumes, toxicity or secondary waste. This can be a critical need for companies complying with environmental factors.
Reduced Waste Disposal
With other cleaning methods, using solvents, sand cleaning or other means, the cleaning agent becomes a secondary contaminant and must be disposed of as toxic waste along with the primary contaminant. During Dry Ice Cleaning the CO2 dry ice pellet vaporizes upon contact so the only waste created is the contaminant itself. This alone can result in significant waste reduction.