CR3 India has used the services of CO2 blasting to break hardened catalyst layer observed during the unloading of VGO reactors at HMEL, India. Usage of CO2 blasting through dump nozzles caused free flow of around 300 MT of catalyst resulting in time savings of 72-96 hours. This was the first such usage at CR India, following which we intend to continue deployment when necessary since the deployment costs are lesser than tangible and intangible costs that arise when adhering to conventional methods.