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Dry Ice Blasting
Jamie Thompson, owner of Excel Dry Ice Blasting, shared some interesting insight with Dan Ramon regarding his industry.
Thompson shared, “The green, clean, safe alternative for society when it comes to industrial cleaning, is the Dry Ice Blasting method, when the dry ice is made of reclaimed CO2 and does not produce more CO2 or add additional greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.”
He continued, “Dry ice is an approved media by the EPA, FDA and USDA is an acceptable material in cleaning methods.”
There also are benefits for facilities that use this cleaning method according to Thompson, “Facilities are realizing that downtime can be cut by up to 70%, when compared to having their hourly employees clean. The best value is that “tear down” is not necessary. With Dry Ice you can clean in place, plus there is no secondary waste, saving on costly chemicals.”
It would not be surprising to see an increase in this application, considering all of the benefits of this process.