Dry Ice Blasting for Clean Printing Presses
Machinery can be cleaned without being disassembled ,using dry ice blasting which results in decreased labor time and less down time. Bobbi M. Monacelli from Advanced Dry Ice blasting, stated that the plant managers think it is a major cost cutter in the long run.
The chemicals used such as Trichloroethylene, or TCA, are dangerous to health and are regulated closely by the EPA and are man-made chemical. Dry ice blast is the much safer choice, and today is the highly recommended process. A safer recommended option to using TCA for the cleaning of the presses, solid rice-sized pellets of dry ice can be used as a blasting medium for cleaning the ink and residue accumulated from the wear and tear from commercial printing presses.
Advanced Dry Ice Blasting specializes in this process, and it is being requested by many companies all through the country.
The dry ice pellets are “blasted” with compressed air through specialized nozzles which is where the term “dry ice blasting” comes from. Upon impact the dry ice pellets dissipate to the atmosphere, leaving no hazardous chemicals, because there isn’t any. The harsh alternative, TCA, is dangerous and needs to be professionally disposed of.
The cleaning time of commercial printers can be saved with dry ice blasting. The disassembling of precision components can be very difficult and time consuming and put unnecessary wear and tear on the valuable machines.
The presses are “ready to roll”, getting on with business, as soon as the dry ice blasting is completed - without waiting for solvent or water drying time! The residue removal from the machines is the only clean-up necessary. And very importantly, OSHA has no requirements for worker protection now from solvents when using dry ice blasting and no costly and hazardous expensive solvent disposal.
Dry Ice Blasting
- Approved by the FDA, EPA, and USDA
- Non-toxic and non-hazardous
- Kills 100% of mold & bacteria
- Leaves no secondary waste
- Will not damage the substrate
Soda blasting does not harm the substrate. Soda blasting is environmentally friendly. It’s baking soda, which is non-toxic, non-flammable, non-hazardous, and FDA approved. Soda blasting is versatile, and can be used ina variety of applications. Soda blasting has superior results.
Indoor Air Quality Testing
- Mold Testing
- Carbon Monoxide Testing
- Monitoring of VOCs
- Respirable Particulate Analysis
Combustible Dust Cleaning
Combustible dust control is a major concern for many manufacturing and production facilities. In some industries, there are great concerns that combustible dust accumulation can create a serious fire and be a potential explosion hazard. Our company professionals are highly trained and experienced in utilizing high reach and high lift mechanized equipment. This enables our technicians to safely access work areas. Safety is our number one goal for your company. We work in compliance with OSHA Standards.