Dry Ice Blast Cleaning and Food & Beverage
Keeping food processing surfaces clean is a main concern. Removing leftover food, grease, grime, carbon and other residue from production equipment is critical for preventing bacteria growth and ensuring safe, high quality food products. Polar IceTech, Dry Ice Blasting Specialists, offer Eco-Friendly Cryogenic Cleaning Solutions, which decontaminates surfaces and removes everyday residues ensuring food quality and production is not compromised.
Approved by the EPA and FDA, Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is a rapid, moisture free process which cleans equipment in place and reduces the need for disassembly or pre-cleaning preparation.
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Key Features for Food & Beverage
- Moisture free cleaning process
- FDA and EPA approved
- Kills 99.9 % of bacteria & acts as a decontaminant
- No chemicals or solvents.
- No Secondary waste – Saving on water usage, clean up time
- Cleans equipment in-place
- Non Abrasive
- Non Conductive – can be used on live electrical equipment.
- Efficiency increase on equipment such as electric motors, boilers, heat exchangers, ovens, packaging equipment
Key Benefits for Food & Beverage
- Rapid / Efficient cleaning speed
- Non abrasive
- Increased equipment efficiency
- Decreased downtime
- Non conductive
- Contributes to Environmental Requirements
- Reduced demands on water
Dry Ice Blasting kills E Coli, Listeria & Salmonella
Polar IceTech undertook research recently, in partnership with CAPPA and Enterprise Ireland, to prove international claims that Dry Ice Blasting kills dangerous food bacterium E coli, Listeria and Salmonella. The independent assessment was completed on substrates in common use within the Food & Beverage industry.
The results proved that almost 100% of all three bacterium were destroyed and, equally as important, the bacteria was not transferred onto adjacent surfaces.
Why Introduce Dry Ice Blast Cleaning?
Critical to the quality of any food produced within the Food & Beverage Industry, is ensuring that the food production environment and equipment is always clean. This is typically a laborious process that involves a large, mobile maintenance team and may include cleaning methods such as pressure washing and detailed hand washing.
Working with Dry Ice Blast Cleaning, also known as Dry Ice Blasting or Cryogenic Cleaning, Food & Beverage Industries are able to reduce the amount of people and time required to clean the equipment by hand, thereby recouping up to 30 hours per person that can be allocated to other cleaning and maintenance projects.
The safe, moisture-free dry ice blasting eliminates any set-up, including wrapping electrical equipment and has proven to improve equipment efficiency.
Suitable applications include (not exclusive list):
- Cooling tunnels
- Electrical Motors
- Control Panels
- Packaging lines –
- Any electrical components
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Using the contact form below, fill in the details of your cleaning requirement and we will revert to you with suggestions and recommendations of how Dry Ice Blasting can improve your efficiencies and reduce your downtime.