If you are employed in an industrial setting like a factory, restaurant, or plant, you must be aware of the difficulties in cleaning the machines used in your industry. These machines are often complex, intricate, and expensive, making cleaning them imperative without causing any damage. However, cleaning such machines using normal means is not practical, as it may involve complete disassembly of the machine, which could further damage it. This leaves you with two options: sandblasting and dry ice blasting. Although both methods are effective, dry ice blasting is preferable for numerous reasons. Here’s why dry ice blasting is a better cleaning method than sandblasting for industrial machinery.
Dry Ice Blasting Is Nonabrasive
One significant advantage of dry ice blasting over sandblasting is that dry ice is nonabrasive. Sandblasting utilizes sand particles to clean machines, but these tiny shards of rock and glass can create microscopic scratches on the machinery, leading to erosion and eventual damage. In contrast, dry ice sublimates upon contact with room temperature air, transforming into naturally occurring CO2 gas and leaving no room for scratches.
Dry Ice Blasting Is Non-Toxic
Dry ice blasting is an advantageous cleaning method as it doesn’t leave any physical waste behind since dry ice sublimates. This means there’s no toxic or chemical waste to dispose of after the cleaning process. Conversely, sandblasting leaves behind all the sand grains and the hazardous materials removed from the machinery, which can be costly and time-consuming to clean up and dispose of. Therefore, dry ice blasting is a more efficient and cost-effective solution for cleaning.
Dry Ice Blasting Is Environmentally Friendly
Dry ice blasting employs dry ice, essentially solidified carbon dioxide gas obtained from the air present in the atmosphere and then frozen. It is entirely biodegradable, and when it sublimates, it is absorbed back into the air. Unlike sand, which is used for sandblasting and is sourced from the earth, dry ice is more eco-friendly as it does not harm natural resources. In addition, manufactured sand can be a wasteful use of natural minerals.
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Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our 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.