Hot Weather Concrete Pouring and Batching
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Hot Weather Concrete Pouring and Batching
Hot Weather Concrete Pouring can be a challenge. Good planning is required. Concreting in hot weather causes concrete to go off too quickly and can cause strength problems.
When concrete sets, it creates a chemical reaction called hydration.
Hydration generates heat during the chemical reaction of adding water to cement.
In hot weather, the heat promotes the chemical reaction, and the concrete reaches its initial set faster. When concrete is being transported to the site, it can arrive having reached the initial set, and the batch rejected.
Chemicals can be added to the mix to slow down the reaction. The chemicals are called retarders.
If the concrete sets too quickly, the full hydration process will not have taken place.
Poor hydration will result in poor quality and weak concrete.
Fibo manufacture pre-mix batching plants. We sell them in hot climate countries in Africa. The sand, cement and aggregate are batched dry, then loaded into drum mixers.
When the drum mixers arrive on site the driver adds the correct amount of water and rotates the drum to mix the concrete.
The concrete is fresh and workable to lay in the work area.
The image on the right show the premix dosing batching plant. This plant is being used all over the worlds in hot climates and is one of our solutions.
The other solution we have allows concrete to be produced in temperatures hitting 60 degrees centigrade.
Fibo have also developed an ice machine for very hot weather. The ice plant is used on site where the concrete is being used, and is part of the concrete batching process.
Ice is made in an insulated container and added to the sand and aggregate to cool it down before mixing.
The mixing water is also cooled down before mixing.
The image to the right shows the ICE 1800 concrete batching plant. You can see how the batching plant is laid out. The computer software controls the whole process ensuring material tolerances are met. The new Fibo Link software sends you an alarm if a material goes out of tolerance. You will receive a message on your mobile and computer.
When the correct solution for the site is developed using one of the options above the concrete is placed in the right condition. The concrete can now hydrate correctly and within design parameters.
Concrete in Hot Weather and Fibo LINK
Introducing Fibo LINK – Stay in control of your concrete production reduce operational cost, improve productivity and make more money.
Fibo LINK is state of the art cloud-based concrete batching plant control system. It has been developed over a two-year period from consulting with concrete mix design and quality assurance professionals.
The software controls the batching process of the fibo concrete batching plant with the added benefits of sending all the data from each batch to the cloud database.
With Fibo LINK the batching plant has many benefits including:
- In-time quality control using material tolerance alerts
- In-time stock control
- Remote programming of mix designs
- Remote operation of the plant
- Remote production optimisation using fibo engineers via the internet
- GPS Location for security
- Batch data cloud storage
- Automated customer documentation
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Hot Weather Concrete Batching Plant
The M2200 is an ideal batching plant for hot weather projects. It has four material bins and can produce between 25 to 45 m3 per hour.
The M2200 is mobile and is easy to transport from site to site. It can be set up within a few hours and does not need any ramps or pits. The plant simply sits on firm and flat ground.
The batching plant is assembled on a joint triple-axle bogie trailer with turn able front axle.
Agitator pan mixer. 2 integrated twin hoppers for 2 x 2 types of aggregate. 2 x 2 separate feed belts. Water supply. Load cells. Dosing equipment and control unit for batching computer.
An alternative to the M2200 is the B1800, this only has two bins and an output of between 2 to 30 m3 per hour.
About Fibo Batching Plant
Fibo intercons concrete batching plant is the best avalible on the market, it is a well thougt out solution, designed to provide optimum flexibility, performance and operating efficiency.
It does not require a cast foundation, it can be placed on any even surface.
Our concrete batching plants are designed and built to a very high standard, so it will last more than fifteen years – this insures a very high return on your investment.
Fibo Intercon supply a large range of high quality concrete batching plant with a dosing accuracy of +-3% for standard machines and +-1% for our pre-weighing machines..
Below you can see a small selection of our standard machines, there can be set up and ready to go within two hours.
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