WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Dry ice replaces water to clean equipment at CSBP

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During the year WesCEF reduced its water use by using dry ice rather than water to clean equipment where feasible.

During the year CSBP changed its equipment cleaning process to include dry ice. Through the dry ice blasting method, carbon dioxide particles are propelled at high velocity using pressurised air to clean the surface of equipment.

Dry ice blasting has many economic, safety and environmental benefits.  It does not scratch, damage, or leave a profile on the surface being cleaned and can work at a much cooler temperature and lower pressure than traditional water methods.  In addition, dry ice blasting does not create any secondary waste in the cleaning process making it an attractive alternative to water blasting.