Dry ice blasting has many advantages over other forms of abrasive and non-abrasive blasting. None more so when entering into the world of confined space working.
Over the past 6 months Optimum have seen a notable increase in demand for dry ice blasting in confined spaces and a lot of the time we have been a direct replacement for traditional sand blasting, grit blasting or bead blasting operations. This work is usually inside tanks and large vessels and the contaminant has ranged from bitumen to syrup, with some flour mixed in for good measure!
The advantages are obvious. With no secondary waste stream created by dry ice blasting, we keep the mess inside the tank down to a minimum. We are also a non-abrasive process which means that dry ice blasting can’t damage or peen the substrate we are working on.
Another great advantage, especially in the food and drink sector, is that the sheer cold of dry ice blasting acts as a steriliser. No chemicals or extra cleaning is needed.
Anyone who works in confined spaces will tell you of the dangers involved, but with the correct training and safety procedures in place, Optimum Dry Ice Blasting have the best solution for any confined space work.