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Disaster? Emergency? Dry ice to the rescue!



Sometimes things happen that are out of your control. As a business owner, you need your operations to continue uninterrupted, even through circumstances that can bring things to a grinding halt; but when time is short, it’s hard to know where to turn.

There are all kinds of emergencies that face businesses today – sudden power cuts, water damage from heavy rain, equipment failure or even natural disasters. They all happen, and they’re all sudden. A cooling emergency is when you have stock or equipment that needs to be kept cold or frozen, but your equipment is no longer able to do so.

Dry ice has been used very successfully in situations like that for a long time. For example, grocery and supply stores order dry ice during power cuts to pack into fridges to keep stock cold – otherwise it will spoil and have to be written off. Losing stock like that can be extraordinarily costly, particularly when power cuts last quite a while. The losses are compounded by the loss of business. The cost of having emergency dry ice delivered quickly is tiny when compared to the cost of catastrophic loss of stock.

It’s not just perishable stock that can be affected, however: server rooms that need constant cooling can be damaged when the power goes out. When backup power is only sufficient to keep the equipment running, dry ice can drastically reduce the load on generators and batteries by stepping in for the cooling units. Any sensitive equipment that can be damaged by overheating can be preserved with the use of dry ice, from laboratory equipment to sensitive instruments, computing units, large printers and so much more. Repeated overheating can damage some of these machines beyond repair and render them unusable.

The good news is that there is help available, and it arrives quickly too. Dry Ice International has a 24-hour emergency line, where we can arrange delivery of your required quantities of dry ice to you on very short notice, anywhere in the country. We have an extensive retail network that makes it possible for us to get your dry ice to you within 24 hours, wherever you are – even faster if you’re in an urban area!

We’ve compiled handy guides to help you determine how much dry ice you’ll need in a cooling emergency for refrigeration units – just take a look at our Dry Ice 4Emergencies page, and download the e-brochure there for additional information. If you have any other questions, please see our FAQ page or contact us if your question isn’t answered there.

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