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STORING DRY ICE AND USING IT SAFELY

As industry pioneers and Ireland’s leading dry Ice supplier, we understand we also have a responsibility to advise and inform. Dry ice is very safe to use and if you follow some simple, common-sense guidelines, your relationship and use of dry ice will be a long lasting one.

STORING DRY ICE

We have various models and sizes of specialised dry ice storage containers. These containers are highly insulated, protecting the dry ice from ambient temperature and reducing sublimation to as low as 2% in a 24 hour period.

  1. The more dry ice you have stored in the container, the longer it will last. This means it’s important to have a delivery as close as possible to the time you will need the dry ice.
  2. Refrain from opening and closing the insulated container as much as possible. When you remove product from the container fill the empty space with wadded newspaper or Styrofoam sheets. Any “dead-air-space” will cause the dry ice to sublimate faster.
  3. It is important that you do not store dry ice in your refrigerator freezer. The extremely low temperature could cause your thermostat to turn off the freezer or damage the element.
  4. When finished with the dry ice, unwrap and leave it at room temperature in a well-ventilated area. It will sublimate from a solid to a gas.

SAFETY FIRST

  • Use dry ice in a well-ventilated area
  • DO NOT eat
  • DO NOT put directly into drinks
  • DO NOT touch with bare hands
  • DO NOT store in an airtight container
  • DO NOT inhale
  • DO NOT leave dry ice unattended around children