We recently were asked to tackle an industrial cleaning project at a plastic injection molding plant in Kentucky. As you might imagine given their line of work, the equipment at their plant is not easy to keep clean. Specifically, our mission was to clean eleven machines in total. Now, you might be thinking to yourself right about now that eleven machines sounds like a fairly easy, straightforward job.
You should know that nine of them were 15 x 40 feet long, and that the other two were 30 x 70 feet long.
Not exactly punie.
To make things extra interesting, these machines run between 800 and 1000 degrees, so as we finished one we had to give plenty of notice to the next machine in operation so that they could give it time to cool as necessary. We were more than willing to work around their schedule, though, as is always our policy when it comes to commercial or industrial cleaning and painting. Our goal is to not disrupt the flow of work in your facility anymore than absolutely necessary.
What Is the Process of Dry Ice Blasting?
We began by hand-cleaning these behemoth machines using an industrial degreaser. After that we moved to the process of dry ice blasting.
Dry ice blasting is an effective way to clean equipment and machinery without leaving any kind of residue behind. It basically is the use of a pressurized stream of carbon dioxide to create a powerful blasting agent. As an added bonus, it also can work its deep-clean magic without your machinery needing to be disassembled.
Do You Need An Industrial Painting or Cleaning Service?
This project took about two weeks, and it turned out really well. In fact, our customer has already asked us back to clean some even larger machines that they have on-site. Stay tuned for that!
If you have any questions about our commercial painting or cleaning services, please don’t hesitate to give Painters USA a shout. We would love to help in any way we can!