Cryoblasting

Otherwise known as dry ice blast cleaning, cryoblasting is used in specialist cleaning processes. The idea behind this is to refrain from using harsh chemicals that always come with the possibility of leaving residual acid or alkaline factors within. The dry ice blasting is just CO2 but in a solid form, meaning that the PH level never hugely increases, so ice blasting becomes a safe choice to clean food processing equipment effectively and help decontaminate surfaces to fight against Salmonella and E. Coli. If you require a storage vessel for dry ice blasting, IGC are your solution.

The solid form (pellets) of CO2 is accelerated in a pressured gun/air stream, once applied to the surface the removal of organic material disappears from the metal surface. Thus making Cry blasting as a “stand alone” alternative to solvent degreasing, especially as after use the pellets will later melt at room temperature and vaporize into a gas. This is very quickly becoming a very popular way of cleaning as in theory you can make you can be self sufficient without having to rely on other companies.

Obviously, if you take getting the gas out of the equation – from variable different companies/sources. You can produce and blast all in house, using just a machine that can turn the dry ice into pellets you could be blasting minutes later. We can supply the tank and all the pressure/temperature equipment needed to run in this field. The actual scale of the blasting would depending on the size of the tank to reduce in between time of gas delivery periods. This is not a new area for us, as we have various installed various tanks for just doing the dry ice blasting processing with all happy customers. IGC can provide suitable CO2 tanks for processing of this.

Our Comprehensive Service Guide:

  • Sales centre of pressure vessels – outright purchase or rental
  • Vessel capacities from 120 Lt. up to 250 Tones
  • New and reconditioned pressure vessels
  • Re-insulation of vessels and pipe work
  • Refurbishment of your own existing vessel
  • Engineering and servicing undertaken
  • Mixed Gas filling
  • Refrigeration design & super cooling systems
  • Contractual advice and negotiations
  • Contract crane hire
  • Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (from HSE)
  • Co2 extraction
  • Method statements, risk assessments and insurance approved written schemes

Your storage vessel for dry ice blasting is Quality Assured

CO2 is one of the purest methods of production available for the food and drinks markets of today. IGC, as an independent company, offers very affordable pricing for your business. With over 25 years of experience we have solutions for your business at every stage of your production, manufacture and retail processes. The high quality storage and supply services from IGC means that your business can operate in the most profitable and efficient way possible.

Regulatory Compliance Guaranteed

Vessel manufactures construct pressure vessels under various codes, IGC Engineering are flexible and can accommodate the design to suit the clients requirement, the most popular is Pressure Equipment Directive (Directive 97/23/EC) (PED).  IGC also deal with ASME – Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in the United States and work under BCGA recommendations in the United Kingdom. Each association works with suppliers of pressure vessels through a dialog with government agencies.

In addition we as company comply with the Health and Safety Executive to promote the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR), this ensures both customer and operatives are working with in UK laws, and more importantly are confident in knowing safety and security is at the forefront of the design and manufacture.