How can dry ice blasting be used to enhance lean manufacturing?
The benefits of dry ice blasting align with lean manufacturing because it helps eliminate waste while insuring quality products are made in a timely manner with great efficiency.
Dry ice blasting is the perfect, non-abrasive cleaning method for improving the speed and efficiency of any manufacturing facility. Cleaning with dry ice allows equipment to be cleaned in place at operating temperature. This decreases equipment downtime, which reduces production stops.
The dry ice pellets utilized as the blasting media sublimate, or turn into a gas, upon contact with the surface of equipment. This eliminates the waste associated with traditional blasting methods. This also helps support zero landfill initiatives because there is no secondary media to clean up. Dry ice blasting can be done more frequently than other cleaning methods. Because of this, the amount of rejected product is reduced.