Does Dry Ice Blasting have economic benefits?

Machinery can often be cleaned with dry ice blasting while it is running, without the need for dismantling and subsequent re-assembly.  This is, of course, of great economic importance as costly downtime can be eliminated or drastically reduced.  Costs connected with the disposal of blasting material and solvents are eliminated.  Cleaning and maintenance payroll costs will often be reduced to a fraction of present levels by substituting dry ice blasting for traditional cleaning methods.  Dry ice blasting treats material surfaces very gently.