Posted by Gods On April 15th, 2014
Modern technology has led to many tasks in day to day life being made much easier, and this has been amply proved in the construction sector. One illustration of this comes from the now almost mandatory use of a concrete plant to produce concrete required for construction.
The Use of a Concrete Plant
A concrete batching plant, as it is known, speeds up the process of making concrete while ensuring complete control over its quality. In some plants the various ingredients of concrete, minus the water, are mixed at definite proportions as required by the design mix requirements. The concrete is then conveyed to the site where it is to be placed, by truck mounted mixers into which water is added just before the concrete is delivered. Water causes cement to set and thus has to be added just before it is actually placed on site.
Placing the Mixed Concrete
Large construction sites will have a concrete plant at a central location. All the ingredients are mixed in this plant including the water, and the concrete is then conveyed to the required location using transporting equipment, crane operated buckets or even concrete pumps capable of pumping this viscous mixture, without it setting.
Automation Has Helped
Most concrete plants nowadays are fully automated. The constituents of concrete, the aggregates, cement, additives and water are all predetermined by engineers who decide on their quantities by designing mixes to give them the required strength. The aggregates are natural products and will have different qualities depending on their geological properties. They are the main ingredients that give concrete its strength in addition to cement whose properties are fairly well established.
Posted by Gods On April 9th, 2014
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