26 Sep How Can Dry Ice Blasting Optimize Pet Food Manufacturing Facility Sanitation?
In previous posts, we’ve discussed the various benefits of dry ice blasting for certain manufacturing industries. Dry ice blasting uses air compressed between 80 and 90 PSI to blast pellets of dry ice at a high velocity to clean a variety of surfaces, and it’s much more efficient than most traditional cleaning methods. The pet food industry, in particular, can significantly benefit from implementing dry ice blasting services to their existing sanitation protocols. Here are just a few benefits of dry ice blasting solutions for pet food manufacturers.
First, it’s important to note that dry ice blasting is 100% ecologically safe. Additionally, dry ice blasting doesn’t use any harmful chemicals, which is integral for any food manufacturing environment. There are three main types of hazards or contaminants that can cause unsafe food: Biological, chemical, and physical. Biological includes microorganisms; chemical includes cleaning solvents and pest control; and physical means hair, dirt, or other matter. Dry ice blasting can rid any food manufacturing facility of these contaminants without contributing to an unsafe environment. Just remember that while it’s generally harmless, Carbon Dioxide is 40% heavier than the air we breathe and may change atmospheric conditions if dry ice blasting area is poorly ventilated.
Dry ice blasting is suitable for many of the smaller, mechanical components involved in pet food manufacturing. These parts include bucket elevators, biofilms, conveyors, coating equipment, feed hoppers, ribbon mixers packaging machinery, surge bins, vertical coolers, vacuum tubes, ovens, and more. Cleaning these parts with the same unified cleaning solution optimizes time and sanitation efficiency, allowing your facility to focus on production.
As mentioned, dry ice blasting services can be implemented on various equipment in a pet food manufacturing environment. That being said, it has such a wide application area that it can clean the inner working of even the smallest parts without them having to be disassembled. This reduces the downtime of equipment and shortens the entire cleaning process.
The first patent regarding dry-ice technology was issued in 1947, and since then, dry ice blasting technology has evolved significantly, making it one of the safest and efficient cleaning methods available for a number of industrial sanitation environments. For more information about dry ice blasting services, contact Mammoth Dry Ice.