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Presco Environmental technician, Te Kepa, steam cleaning grease off a kitchen extraction cowling.

Has trying to choose which type of blasting you need given you a headache?

Fair enough.

With the wide range of abrasive and non-abrasive blasting methods available today, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what will work best for your situation.

Read more to learn which blasting method is best for you.

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Cryomodule Test Facility (CMTF) distribution box for cryogenic systems at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The CMTF houses radiofrequency systems and a cryogenic plant, crucial components for testing superconducting radio-frequency cavities for the SRF Accelerator Test Facility at the new Muon Lab. Photo by Science in HD on Unsplash

So, you say it’s clean?  Prove it.

There are 3 types of people who should be using ATP testing to prove their cleanliness:
1. Cleaners
2. Factory managers
3. You guessed it – everyone else.

Are you one of these? Find out how to start proving your premises is clean today.

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technician reaching into dry ice container

Every dry ice blasting job is different which makes it difficult to have a standard price that will be accurate for all situations.

However, there are some key factors that make up the price of a dry ice blasting job. By looking at each of these you can get an approximate value of work.

Learn what these factors are now.

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0% ALCOHOL LABEL

Sanitiser does not have to be alcohol-based to be effective. In fact, there are other types of sanitisers that are far more effective at killing pathogens than alcohol is.
Learn about four different active ingredients in sanitisers, and which one you should use.

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products to use to instill confidence after covid-19 lockdown

Thoughts of an indoor air quality expert.
Read three practical ideas to instill confidence in your customers after the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Presco Environmental technician, Jeremy, dry ice blasting paint from scaffolding

Yes, you can.
Food safety 101 states you must clean first, sanitise second. 
There is one way around this; dry ice blasting sanitises as it cleans. 

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Sanitising

That’s right, you need to use that ‘C’ word first, sorry!
For thorough sanitising in the food industry, the key (and hopefully not overlooked) step is pre-cleaning. Clean first. Sanitise afterwards. In that order. Always. No exceptions. Period. To head off any potential disagreement or passive aggressive protest, let’s boil each step down to its most basic function.

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Presco Environmental technician, Frank, changing filters

The IRHACE HVAC Hygiene Best Practise Guideline is one of two documents that are vital for any plant manager in a food factory to know.  

Let us break it down for you.

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Understanding ASNZ3666.2 is imperative for any plant manager. We have stripped away the jargon to leave just the important remains. Learn more today.

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Heavy level of hygiene as defined by IRHACE HVAC Best-practise Guideline

Are you a factory manager with a headache? We have picked out the two most important standards HVAC to save you the pain.
Read a summary of ASNZ3666.2 and IRHACE HVAC Hygiene Best Practise Guidelines for all you need to know on HVAC hygiene.

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Presco Environmental technician, Rob, wears gloves, safety glasses and ear protection while dry ice blasting.

Because dry ice blasting can seem like a very dangerous method of cleaning, people have a lot of queries about it.  
Let us answer 6 of your most pressing questions about the dangers of dry ice blasting.  

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Sodium Hypochlorite creates a strong odour when cleaning

In food production, odour can be as big of a food safety risk as foreign matter.

Dry ice blasting cleans and sanitises equally as well as traditional chemicals, without creating any odour issues whatsoever.

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Presco Environmental Operations Manager, Daniel, using dry ice blasting to clean in place

Dismantling your plant and getting it outside your critical hygiene zone for deep cleaning, is a right royal pain in the proverbial. Right?
Dry ice blasting allows you to commence cleaning in place as soon as production ceases, and restart production immediately after cleaning finishes.
Read 3 reasons why…

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Attention all food manufacturers.  How often have you asked this question of a cleaning or sanitising chemical…
“Does it leave a residue behind?”

Let us tell you about residue free cleaning – Dry Ice Blasting.

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Technicians dry ice blasting sensitive components

Dry Ice Blasting can be extremely gentle on any substrate being cleaned. All other forms of blasting media are abrasive to a greater or lesser degree.

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Dry Ice Blasting can make you a better plant manager!
By reducing the time and activities on the shoulders of the actual cleaning time, Dry Ice Blasting reduces the total cost of cleaning substantially.

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Sanitizing food preparation surfaces after cleaning them is Food Safety 101, right?
What effect would it have on your bottom line if your cleaning process cleaned AND sanitized in one pass?!

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Technician cleaning inside static rotar

Water and electricity don’t mix.

But as we all know that doesn’t mean electrical plant and equipment doesn’t get dirty and need cleaning up from time to time. This has always proved a difficult and time-consuming process, until Dry Ice Blasting…..

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I don’t think I have ever seen a cleaning method this good for the environment.  Period.  Here’s why.

Dry Ice Blasting recycles and reuses carbon-dioxide before it is released back into the environment.

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Dry Ice blasting electrical board

WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT TO USE WATER FOR CLEANING?
Well, there are a few reasons. Learn 4 of them here.

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zero secondary waste

Dealing with secondary waste on most industrial sites is a real headache.  It can’t be released into waterways or put into the ground, it often must be collected up and disposed of at an approved waste facility – all rather costly.

DRY ICE BLASTING PRODUCES ZERO SECONDARY WASTE!

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Presco Technician Daniel dry ice blasting factory pipes

We’ve all grown used to powerful chemicals being used for industrial cleaning.  
Yet they have so many associated health risks that you’d think that in this day and age of Health and Safety compliance they’d be gone!

The fact is, some things just can’t be cleaned without them, right?
Well, let me introduce you to a little secret called ” Dry Ice Blasting”.

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Presco Environmental Operations Manager, Daniel, using dry ice blasting to clean in place

1. WATERLESS CLEANING
2. CLEANS HOT PLANT
3. ZERO SECONDARY WASTE

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Food Technology Create Clean Issue

Our Dry Ice Blasting service showed its face in Food Technology’s special November issue – “Create Clean.”  

Didn’t get the magazine? Read the article here.

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DRY ICE BLASTING = SUSTAINABILITY I don’t think I have ever seen a cleaning method as good for the environment as Dry Ice Blasting is.  Period.  Here’s why. Dry Ice Blasting recycles and re-uses carbon-dioxide before it is released back into the environment. Dry Ice is harvested carbon dioxide, a natural gas that is a by-product of […]

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YES YOU CAN ACHIEVE RESULTS WITH CHEMICAL-FREE CLEANING Chemical-free cleaning sounds a bit risky, doesn’t it? We’ve all grown used to powerful solvents, alkalies and acids being used for industrial cleaning. Yet they have so many associated health risks that you’d think that in this day and age of Health and Safety compliance they’d be gone! The fact […]

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