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We can provide assistance
in developing and testing mix designs.
4-Hour High-Early Strength
We have had extensive experience in developing high-early mixes either
through the use of direct steam injection in the mixer to achieve casting
temperatures of 120-130 degrees or through the use of accelerating admixtures.
a bed more than twice a day is achievable. That is the voice
of experience speaking.
Micro-silica and Pozzolans
Our extensive experience in these dense mixes can provide a mix design
that has very high strength, very low permeability, is workable, and is
Water Reducing Admixtures
& SCC Self compacting concrete [SCC] has been
widely adopted by many producers. It puts those that have not adopted
this technology at a big disadvantage. Structural producers adopting
SCC have consistently been able to reduce casting crew staffing.
Architectural producers have been able to improve detail and quality.
Vertically cast surfaces are greatly improved for all producers.
Typically cement factor can be reduced by improved water-cement ratio resulting
in reduced cost per yard. Such a mix may be "semi-SCC" in an effort
to keep chemical costs under control. In short, most products show reduced
labor and material costs and improved quality. But, to be successful,
the batchplant must be under control. Some producers are playing
catch up. Is that you? Illustration used by
permission AXIM Italcementi .
or on the picture for latest PCI report on SCC.
Batch Plant Controls - Cost
Reduction We believe many producers have the opportunity
to improve control in the batch plant and save $5 or more per yard. This
is achieved with practical systematic procedures, training of personnel,
and measurement with statistical process control techniques.
What can Precast Consulting
We have substantial direct hands-on
experience in design and use of these mixes: 4-hour cutdown breaks, pozzalans
and micro silica, self-compacting concrete. Typically we would work
with your additives vendor and your design staff on a particular project,
develop and certify the mix design, implement it in the project, put the
controls in place..
To be successful, these mix
designs require regular batch plant control procedures. In addition
to saving a great deal of money, our process control procedures bring you
success with these specialty mix designs.
Both SCC and 4-hour high-early
mixes require changes in mix handling and production methods to be successful.
Our experience can help.
Batch plant problems can often
be traced to problems in organizational design, training, supervision and
other management factors. We can provide some insight in these areas.
for the Precast Industry