steam curing

steam curing

The curing of concrete or mortar in water vapor at an elevated temperature, at either atmospheric or high pressure.
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Work for pre-casting U-Tub girders and transoms for package II of the train, from Chouburgi to Ali Town, has gained momentum with the employment of Steam Curing Technology, which has been introduced for the first time in Pakistan for pre-casting these structures.
Steam curing enhance the properties of silica fume concrete whereas air curing exhibit adverse effects as compared to moist curing (Toutanji and Bayasi, 1999).
With the help of steam curing technology, an average of nine U-tub girders will be pre-cast daily from August 15 and four kilometers long track will be constructed after launching these girders by the September 15, the meeting was told.
In prefabricated applications, its high compressive strength allows increased production speed and reduces costs by eliminating steam curing.
Environmental concerns of using and discharging large volumes of water, during installation and curing, caused the industry to shift gears and steam curing became popular, Muenchmeyer continued.
This was overcome by encouraging Xtramix to enter into a joint venture with Gulf Precast who had spare capacity and a steam curing system," Mullan added.
Production crews finish the molded ties, cast upside down, in a sequence similar to what would be found on an architectural precast bed, then apply a rolling, spooled tarp for steam curing.
For dry curing, the specimens were cured in an oven and for steam curing the specimens were cured in the steam curing chamber.
PA products are said to provide superior processing qualities in extrusion, calendering and open steam curing operations.
The Effect of Steam Curing and Sustained External Temperature of the Bond Slip Performance of Epoxy Coated Strand (ECS)," Department of Civil Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
The meeting was further told that work for pre-casting U-Tub girders and transoms for package II of the train, from Chouburgi to Ali Town, has gained momentum with the employment of Steam Curing Technology, which has been introduced for the first time in Pakistan for pre-casting these structures.
Typically the resin is cured within two hours at ambient temperatures, or as fast as 30 minutes using LMK's steam curing system.