Dry ICE BLASTING – INDUSTRIAL Plant CLEANING
Dry ice blasting is the perfect fit for the food industry. Precision Iceblast pioneered industrial ice blast cleaning for decades for all the major food producers throughout the world. Sanitation, cross contamination, and cleanliness are all major issues when producing quality USDA approved food processes. Ice blasting has assisted in these quality assurance issues by keeping equipment clean and removing loose paint from areas throughout production facilities.
Dry ice blasting provides an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to the conventional abrasive blasting. It reduces waste by 80-90% and reduces costs by about 25%. Dry Ice blasting is a simple, non-abrasive cleaning process that uses CO2 pellets as impact medium for removing surface contaminants without the use of chemicals, abrasive materials, high temperatures, or steam. The solid pellets sublime directly after impact on the surface, leaving no solid residue after blasting. The technique can be used for cleaning surfaces, removing paint, or stripping contaminants from a surface
PIC not only provides industrial cleaning, surface preparation, and coating application services; it also provides technical assistance in selecting the proper solution to help with your cleaning and maintenance issues.
ADVANTAGES OF CLEANING WITH DRY ICE
- Environmentally Friendly
- Less waste disposal
- No remaining blast media left behind
- No secondary waste generated
- No moisture left behind
- Provides cleanest surface for coating
- Can be fine-tuned for every application
- Non-abrasive & Non-conductive
- Does not damage surfaces
- Removes grit contamination from moving parts
- Minimizes downtime and costs
- Shutdown not required for most applications
- Does not create downstream contamination
Leading Cause of Paint Failure
- Poor Surface Preparation
Why USE Dry Ice Blasting?
- Provides the most Superior prepared surface for recoating
- Dust Free
- Micro-Organisms removed/killed
- Chemical Free Substrate
- No Embedded Fouling
- All Contaminants removed
Ice Blasting - Surface Preparation and Coating
Ice blasting does a superior job preparing surfaces for painting. Our system is the most aggressive system in the world. We blast at 350 psi (24 bars) which ensures that all loose paint is removed from the surface and further paint failure will not occur underneath the new coating. Also, the dry ice particle penetrates any pores or crevices on steal surfaces, thereby removing any possible contaminant. Ice blasting removes all microorganisms (see below study) and oils as well which can contribute to paint failure if they are not removed. Collectively, these characteristics of ice blasting provide the cleanest possible surface for applying a coating. Coatings can be applied immediately after the surface is ice blasted because it is completely clean and dry. If the surface is already wet, ice blasting will dry out the wet surface. Our technology creates the best surface for the paint to bond, therefore, providing the greatest longevity for the paint’s lifespan.
Our system is completely self-contained and we don’t use any of your utilities and won’t bother your company for any support once we get started. Our company is the ONLY ice blasting contracting company that manufactures their own equipment. We are very specialized and understand what it takes to get the best results when preparing a surface for recoating and our results can only be achieved with our specialized equipment. The high pressure we generate creates the deepest clean possible allowing for the cleanest possible surface for recoating.
Through years of operation, equipment will get dirty and break down. Performing maintenance on dirty equipment can be challenging. Keeping your equipment clean provides longer life expectancy, helps it run better, and allows for easy and accessible maintenance to the equipment. Ice blasting equipment is by far the best method for cleaning equipment, packaging lines, tanks, silos, conveyor belts, etc. in the food industry.
Ice blasting is non-abrasive so plastic, glass, rubber, steel, and concrete can all be cleaned without causing any damage to these surfaces. No surface stresses are created and no change in cavity size or round corners through wear from abrasive blasting methods. Ice blasting is a dry process so electrical or areas around bearings can be cleaned safely. In addition, no disassembly, re-assembly, masking, or containing of equipment is necessary for cleaning. This equipment can be cleaned in place on the production floor saving substantial downtown and freeing up other resources for different projects.
Ice blasting is also unique with its ability to kill bacteria on the surface. The coldness of the dry ice kills these microorganisms and dries the surface. This is highly advantageous in the food industry as the “sanitizing” characteristic of dry ice gives comfort to the customer that their equipment is as clean and sanitized as the industry requires.
As facilities age, they will inevitably have issues with paint failure and corrosion. In addition, loose paint on walls and ceilings in the food industry causes issues with operations and causes write ups by inspectors. To extend the life of your plant and provide positive quality assurance, it is important to keep a protective coating on your steel and concrete surfaces. Precision Iceblast specializes in blasting and recoating facility ceilings and walls. Unlike other processes, ice blasting provides a clean surface preparation where equipment does not need to be removed from the area and electrical does not need to be protected. Ice blasting is very quick and effective method to update your facility infrastructure. After cleaning is completed. Precision Iceblast can recoat your surfaces with our NACE certified coating teams.