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Trials & Demonstrations

Trials & Demonstrations on Site

Setting up a first off trial or demonstration on a customers site can be an expensive and time consuming exercise for both parties. If the trial is set up without full attention to all necessary requirements the results can be disappointing and an opportunity can be missed.

To prevent a trial or demo failing due to lack of facilities we recommend that whenever possible, customers not familiar with the dry ice process, should first visit the Clean Surface Test Facility in Leicester and try to bring a part to be cleaned that is representative of the potential job. We appreciate a large machine cannot be transported, but often a machine part or casing can be dismounted that has the same soil that needs to be removed. We will clean this part in your presence in Leicester and establish what compressed air parameters are needed to do the job efficiently. At the same time you will become familiar with dry ice and be able to asses the impact of its use in your plant and decide if it a process you can accept.

Having got a positive short trial in Leicester and customer acceptance of the process and compressed air requirements we can easily agree terms for a more extended site trial. If you are considering purchase of a machine, this is the point where we would suggest an initial short hire period, and if all goes as planned on site we would then deduct the machine hire from the purchase price.

If it is absolutely essential that the first trial is made on site then we will make a site visit in which we will need to asses all the following:

  1. Your free shop air compressed air availability or willingness to hire in a mobile unit for the trial.
  2. The need for working platforms or access ways to the working area.
  3. The safety in the work area and the availability of good lighting for the surface to be blasted,
  4. The clearance above the work area, which should have a minimum of 250 mm clear space above it to allow a blast nozzle to operate at 90° to the surface.
  5. Clamping devices for loose items likely to be moved by the action of the blast air.
  6. Protective clothing, including ear and eye protection, for all personnel involved in the work and those witnessing the work at close hand.
  7. Ear protectors for all personnel working in the same shop or passing near the area of the work.
  8. Forced air extraction to the blasting area, and the dry ice storage area if natural ventilation is not sufficient

In reality the requirements for a trial or demonstration do not differ from a actual job so please check the page “What You Need”