Dry ice is perfect for keeping your drinks cold in a cooler and is ideal for decorations during Halloween. Although there are many mistakes, you could make when buying and handling dry ice. In this post, we will go through several mistakes people make when handling dry ice.
When most people think of dry ice, they picture the unbearable coldness that can damage your hand. For those slim few that think dry ice is the same as regular ice, they are wrong. If you place your hand or tongue on dry ice within ten seconds, you could get frostbite. When handling dry ice, wear thick, heavy gloves and tongs for your safety.
If you are unfamiliar with dry ice, you’ll be astonished to know that dry ice “melts” or sublimates relatively quickly. However, if you should think about putting “melting” dry ice in your freezer, for example, please don’t do it. When dry ice “melts”, it releases the gas you’re used to seeing, and if you place dry ice in an airtight space, there could be dire consequences. Once in the airtight space, the dry ice will continue to “melt” into a gas, and it will expand. As the gas expands in your airtight area, the likelihood of an explosion occurring will increase. To decrease the chances of this happening, store your dry ice in a styrofoam cooler with the lid slightly cracked so the gases can escape.
Buying Too Far Ahead Of Time
Unknown to most people, dry ice doesn’t last an extended period. Even if you stick it in your freezer or somewhere else cold, it will “melt” rapidly. If you need dry ice for your party, it’s in your best interest to purchase the dry ice a few hours before your event.
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Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
FOLLOW ALL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHEN TRANSPORTING, USING OR STORING DRY ICE! DRY ICE IS HARMFUL IF EATEN OR SWALLOWED! IF INGESTED, SEEK MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY! NEVER PUT DRY ICE INTO ANY FOOD, DRINKS OR LIQUIDS THAT MIGHT BE INGESTED BY HUMANS OR ANIMALS!