Dry Ice Cleaning - Other Methods

 
 

Known cleaning methods ... and their disadvantages

 

Conventional methods, such as cleaning with chemicals, water, steam, sand or glass grain are being used more and more fre-quently by innovative methods. Cleaning with dry ice meets with the demands of stricter environmental constraints and increased requirements for economy and productivity.


 Cleaning with toxic solvents
 

Solvents have to be disposed of separately and often need to be trea-ted. Cleaning additives, such as halogenated hydrocarbons, are a health hazard and a danger to the environment.
Please note: The legislator is in the process of outlawing their use step-by-step!

 
   
 
   
 
 
 Blasting with glass pearls or plastic granulate

Glass or granulate elements have an abrasive effect and damage the surface of the parts being cleaned. The residual blasting agent can remain and have a lasting effect on the production procedure. With this method too, the residue and the blasting medium have to be disposed of, or treated separately, which is costly.

 
 
 
 
   
   
 High-pressure water jet
 

The high pressure damages both the surfaces and the materials. Electrical systems have to be provided with water-tight protection. It is imperative to dispose of the water and the removed residue it contains. This cleaning method causes long drying times for the area and devices after cleaning.