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Clean and simple: If you are looking for a simple and economical way to deep clean machinery and equipment, dry ice blast cleaning could be the answer

There is a reason why videos of dry ice blast cleaning are addictive to watch. As ingrained dirt, dust, or oil vanishes before your eyes, you can literally see the
the transformation taking place.

For all types of businesses and industries, dry ice blast cleaning is an economical and environmentally sensitive way to deep clean machinery, equipment, and surfaces.

The results speak for themselves. The process, which is non-abrasive and leaves no residue, is an efficient and sustainable deep clean solution.

Annan-based Eco Dry Ice works with businesses and multi-national companies across the UK in sectors, including food and drink manufacturing, automotive, nuclear, paper and packaging, fire restoration, and marine.

As a circular economy business, Eco Dry Ice enables businesses to repair and
refurbish existing machinery and equipment, extending the lifespan of a product rather than replacing it.

Paul Currie, from Eco Dry Ice, said: “Dry ice blast cleaning is safer, faster, and cleaner than conventional methods of removing debris and contaminants.

“Because it is non-abrasive and does not produce secondary waste or residue, it can be used where other cleaning methods are unsuitable such as on electrical sensors and wiring, as well as delicate surfaces such as sandstone walls and buildings, where other methods could cause lasting damage.

“It is also ideal for intricate, hard-to-reach areas which would otherwise involve
the expensive and time-consuming process of dismantling machinery.”

Paul said businesses found that using dry ice blast cleaning had a direct impact
on productivity by reducing downtime for maintenance.

“In the manufacturing sector, we regularly clean production lines to keep the machinery in an optimal condition, which in the long-term increases the lifespan of the equipment.

“Over the years, we’ve removed built-up residue from industrial ovens assisted with
the preservation of a historic boat by removing rust, and even cleaned up a motorbike. The capabilities of dry ice blast cleaning are endless.”

Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide, which is captured during industrial
processes and recycled. Using compressed air, the frozen CO2 pellets are shot out of a
nozzle where they change into a gas on impact (sublimate). The process, which is
also known as cryogenic blasting, ‘blasts’ away the contaminant and, due to
sublimation, the process only removes the original debris and does not leave any
residue. It can be used to remove oil, grease, rust, asphalt, tar, ink, resins, and
adhesives among others.

Eco Dry Ice, which has more than a decade of experience in the sector, has
designed and developed its own Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) approved dry
ice qualification to ensure quality control standards and industry accreditation for
its operators.

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