When you think of dry ice you likely think of stage effects at a concert, Halloween haunted houses or even fancy “smoking” cocktails. While dry ice can be used for amazing visual effects, there is so much more to it. Let’s take a look at what dry ice is, where the raw material comes from, how it is made and some of the uses for it outside of the ones mentioned above.
Trident Restoration is a full-service restoration company that offers 24/7 Emergency Services for water, fire, mold, and storm damage. They are one of the many companies that use Cold Jet dry ice blasting technology to complete their jobs. They have used the Aero® 40FP, one of our dry ice blasting machines, for over 8 years, and plan to grow their inventory with some new machines when they expand! See below for a Q&A with the Vice President of Trident Restoration, Eric Long.
If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve wondered whether sandblasting or dry ice blasting is right for you. As the industry leaders in dry ice blasting and dry ice production, we’re here to help you understand the pros and cons of the various solutions and decide for yourself what is best for your situation.
In this article, we’ll unpack the advantages and disadvantages of sandblasting and dry ice blasting, as well as the best times to use each of them.
In an aluminum packaging production process, it is very common for manufacturers to face problems with grease, oils and release agents in conveyor belts, rollers, electrical panels and mixers.
Reducing water usage, especially in cleaning processes, is becoming a major initiative in industrial and manufacturing settings. Not solely from an environmental sustainability perspective, but also for cost cutting purposes.
Due to a tightening regulatory environment and a greater awareness for environmental standards, environmentally friendly cleaning methods are becoming more important to industry.
Traditional cleaning methods often times involve the generation of harmful secondary waste and the use of harsh chemicals, which negatively affect both the environment and the individual performing the cleaning.
What is Dry Ice Blasting?
We get that question a lot. Dry ice blasting is also known as dry ice cleaning, which is why we also get the question, “Why would you clean dry ice?”
1. Superior clean
Dry ice blasting is a more effective and efficient cleaning process in many applications. By cleaning equipment and machinery in less time, facilities are able to get more production cycles from existing equipment. Preventive maintenance or spot cleaning can also be done more frequently without affecting production.
How does dry ice blasting compare to other cleaning methods?
When comparing dry ice blasting to other cleaning methods, such as abrasive blasting (sand, bead, etc), soda blasting, pressure washing, chemical solvent washing and manual hand tools, it is important to ask the following questions of each:
Many people ask, "Why is dry ice blasting better than my current cleaning process?"
Due to the unique characteristics of dry ice, it has many benefits that make it a more attractive cleaning solution than alternatives. The benefits include: