Overspray build-up can be incredibly difficult to remove. Before we began dry ice blasting at this facility, paint line cleaning required five people to work for five full days to beat and scrape two-part epoxy from the metal walls around the booth.
Using a dry ice blasting technique with a small amount of crushed glass incorporated into the ice reduced line downtime to a single weekend. In addition, our compliance cleaning keeps all plant employees in their roles, and not removed from production for cleaning protocol.
Dry ice blasting is safe in environments where other equipment is located, and even running. And it doesn’t damage the substrate – meaning we can deep clean without damage; only having to sweep up whatever adherents we remove.
Because the EPA, or (in this case) an insurance carrier establishes limits of hazardous build-up, we work with facilities and managers to mitigate this risk with regularly scheduled compliance cleaning, free of toxins or chemicals.
You have complex parts. We can clean in-place, and sometimes in-motion.
In labor savings alone, we save our customers months of cleaning labor per year. This is possible by reducing man hours in secondary clean-up to zero, eliminating most or all disassembly, and increasing the speed of the cleaning process itself.
In a single job in 2020, we completed a five day compliance cleaning that the State of Kentucky estimated would take them six weeks with 12 full-time people.
By training to taper the aggression of the ice and impact so much, we’re able to clean pencil markings off a board, and remove 2-part epoxy coatings from a train in the same morning. This means we can easily transition between different environments minute-by-minute, making adjustments for the various materials we interact with.
When you need a formal management plan for cleaning your assets, we can help. Implementing such plans, some companies running conveyor systems and large components have seen as much as a 40% reduction in power used when the equipment is cleaned using our process.
Dry ice blasting is environmentally friendly, using captured carbon dioxide to produce dry ice pellets, helping keep you in compliance with EPA regulations.