Food and Beverage
Organizations in the food and beverage industry are held to strict standards when it comes to the cleanliness of their production lines. However, just as with any factory or production facility, there is a good amount of machinery and surrounding equipment involved, which gets dirty with glue, ink, grease, wax, protein residue, crumbs and carbon residue among many other contaminants that can prevent the equipment from operating at its full capacity. Therefore, a cleaning regimen must be adhered to.
Traditional methods of equipment cleaning are time consuming and often introduce harmful chemicals to the surfaces. Water is also commonly used alongside a variety of detergents, which cause a build up of residue, mold and secondary waste that compounds the problem. There is a solution being used in the food and beverage industry that takes all the worry about secondary waste and harmful chemicals out of the mix, and it’s called Dry Ice Blast Cleaning.
Polar Tiger utilizes a Dry Ice Blast Cleaning technique whereby food grade dry ice through compressed air shot out of a variety of job-specific nozzles that can be used for just about any surface and equipment cleaning.
Polar Tiger uses equipment that allows workers to get into tight areas, which means there is little to no disassembly of machinery required. Companies that use the Dry Ice Blast Cleaning technique not only eliminate secondary waste, they reduce costs associated with chemicals, water, sanitation, detergents and cleaning tools. Furthermore, they also reduce downtime significantly because there is no machinery to dismantle and put back together. Less downtime means more production.
To date, Dry Ice Blast Cleaning has been used effectively on the following equipment: ovens, conveyors, food molds, slicers, dividers, pack-off tables, mixers, waffle irons, fryers, ceramics, fan blades, pumps, piping, racks, carts, shaker beds and many other types of equipment.
The benefits are many when utilizing Polar Tiger’s technology, including the fact that Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is a nonabrasive technique, unlike other blasting methods that use aggregates that can damage surfaces and leave behind a mess of secondary waste. This means that Dry Ice Blast Cleaning can be utilized on any surface, regardless of how delicate it might be.
Dry Ice Blast Cleaning completely removes stubborn protein residue and wipes out common harmful bacteria, including E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella. Furthermore, the sub-zero, food-grade CO2 also reduces the risk of cross-contamination that is caused by oils found in nuts. Finally, Polar Tiger’s solutions can be used around wiring and electrical components because it’s a non conductive method of cleaning.
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Dry Ice Blast Cleaning compared to traditional cleaning methods
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