Food Processing


Dry Ice Cleaning process equipmentCleaning process equipment with water and chemicals can be time consuming and a potential risk for both the operator and the company. The operator because of the exposure to harmful chemicals and the company because water can be trapped and create an environment for the growth of bacteria or even destroying components and equipment causing expensive production stops.

With dry ice cleaning these concerns can be eliminated and offer many other benefits such as:

  • No damage to the equipment – The kinetic and thermal benefits of dry ice will remove deposits without scratching
  • Sensitive cleaning of sensors and electrical control boxes – Dry ice contains no water and will leave the surface clean and dry
  • Preventing growth of bacteria – No water is used and dry ice will leave the surface clean and dry
  • Environmental friendly process

Dry Ice Cleaning
Dry ice is in principle recycled CO2 (Carbon dioxide) and has a widespread use in the food industry. Either for cooling (meat etc.) or for producing the bubbles in Soda water and beer.

  • No wastewater – Reduced recycling or wastewater disposal
  • Non conductive – Machines and parts can be cleaned while in operation (even hot)

INTELblast is offering dry ice blasting technologies for both industrial cleaning where a machine that can operate 24/7/365 is needed and smaller machines that only use a minimum of compressed air and which is small enough to easily store.

The solution for many food processing companies is the IBLmini. No need for a large compressor as it easily can work with the compressed air which is found in many factories. The consumption of dry ice is exceptionally low (average only 15-20 kg/hour), which makes the dry ice blasting affordable.

The IBLmini is often used in connection with the normally scheduled cleaning. Deposits that are removed from equipment will fall to the floor and removed with the general sweeping or washing of the floor
dry ice blasting technologies

What Can be Cleaned

  • Baking Ovens.
  • Electrical Motors
  • Mixers
  • Food Conveyors & Chains
  • Cooling Tunnels
  • Packaging Equipment

What can be removed?

  • Grease & Grime
  • Bio-films
  • Ice Build-up in Freezers
  • Glue
  • Food Allergen
  • Baked on or Left-Over Food

How Does Dry Ice Blasting Clean?

The Dry Ice Pellets are propelled at supersonic speed by compressed air. Upon impact, the Dry Ice creates a “micro-thermal shock” (caused by the extreme cold of the pellet @ -79.5° C), which breaks the bond between the coating and the substrate. The high-pressure air stream removes the dirt from the surface and the Dry Ice pellets vapourise (sublimate) before your eyes.