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What exactly is Dry ice cleaning?

Dry ice cleaning is a thermal cleaning process that works with dry ice. The cleaning process is used for production plants, machines and components of any design. Cleaning is environmentally neutral because solvents or chemicals that are not harmful to the environment or health are used. After a cleaning process, only the residues that are on the plants or surfaces have to be disposed of.

What is to consider for Dry ice cleaning?

The procedure can be described as time-saving and simple. In part, the process can also be used during production, because the bonding or disassembly is not required. Dry ice blasting is a dry cleaning method and therefore components do not need to be protected from moisture. If machines have been cleaned with it, they can be re-inserted directly. Nothing has to be dried or re-treated afterwards.

Conventional methods often use glass beads or granules for cleaning. In comparison, dry ice does not have the abrasive effect and the abrasion does not occur on the surface. The cleaning time is shortened and the downtimes are therefore very short during production. The costs are lower and therefore the cleaning method is also an alternative that is economically interesting. Dry ice cleaning by WHITE LION Dry Ice & Laser Cleaning Technology GmbH is therefore economical, environmentally friendly and efficient.

Important information for Dry ice cleaning

CO2 pellets are usually accelerated to the speed of 1,000 km/h with the help of compressed air. The pellets then meet a material that needs to be cleaned. There is the sudden punctual hypothermia by Dry ice cleaning and thus the impurities can burst. Dry ice cleaning technology offers many different advantages. The method is free of solvents and chemicals. Cleaning is always quick and easy. There is no time-consuming sticking and no disassembly. Cleaning is also value-preserving, as there is no surface abrasion. Due to the shortened cleaning time, the method is time-saving.

Due to the reduced costs, the method is economical. By the way, dry ice is the solid state form of the carbon dioxide CO2 and the temperature is minus 79 degrees. In nature, carbon dioxide is in the state form of a gas. It is odourless and non-toxic. It is used for the saturation of the drinks, so that the shelf life is extended and thus a fresh taste is given. Dry ice is also used in the food industry and for cooling the food. Dry ice also has a benefit in the health sector. Dry ice cleaning uses sublimation, thermal shock and kinetic energy. Only the removed pollution remains at the end of the process.

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