Hygienic Cleaning

For food manufacturers, product security is a constant battle. Removing resdual food, grease, oil, dust and other contaminants from production equipment is critical to prevent bacteria growth, protect equipment and ensure a safe, quality product. Methods normally used on food contact surfaces such as steam, water or chemical spray often prove ineffective on the automation systems which control the movement of the process. This is where dry ice can help.

Driven by regulatory and cost pressures, companies are trying to improve plant cleanilness, product security and reduce costs. Dry ice cleaning is a non contact process suitable for use on electronic and electro mechnaical plant. The process can effectively clean difficult to access areas and becasue dry ice is inert, it will not effect the safe and efficinet operation of electrical or electronic equipment.

In addition, dry ice cleaning is a hygienic process that can effectively remove bacteria, yeast and mould sand general dirt uild ups. This can be confirmed quickly and easily using modern surface hygiene swab testing.

Many leading food maufacturers have found that there are many cost and labor saving benefits in adopting dry ice cleaning as standard process in their facilities. Dry ice cleaning solutions provide these benefits as well as being an environmentally responsible solution which does not add to the loading on waste treatment systems

Dry ice cleaning systems use food grade CO2 in the form of dry ice particles that are propelled through customized nozzles. When the dry ice particles hit a dirty surface, the combination of the kinetic energy and thermal shock causes mini-explosions that break the residue from the equipment surfaces. The residue falls to the floor and can be easily vacuumed or swept up.

Because dry ice particles sublimate upon impact, dry ice blast cleaning which eliminates the risk of product contamination.