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effects of silica powder and cement type on durability of ultra high performance concrete (uhpc) - sciencedirect

effects of silica powder and cement type on durability of ultra high performance concrete (uhpc) - sciencedirect

Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) achieves extraordinary strength characteristics through optimization of the particle packing density of the cementitious matrix. The dense matrix also promotes exceptional durability properties and is arguably the biggest benefit of the material. A durable concrete enables structures to last longer, reduces the cost of maintenance and helps achieve a significantly more sustainable infrastructure. To assess the durability of UHPC, the performance of several non-proprietary blends are investigated by assessing the materials' resistance to freeze-thaw cycles, ingress of chlorides as well as the presence and distribution of air voids. The main experimental variables are cement type and the quantity of silica powder, which varies from 0% to 25% of the cement weight. All mixes displayed negligible chloride ion penetration and high resistance to freeze-thaw with mass loss well below the limit in over 60 cycles of freeze-thaw. Analysis of the test data indicates that the silica powder content has little influence on performance.

cement plant manufacturers: mini cement plants to 500 tpd cement plant manufacturers, epc cement plant suppliers india, uae, south africa, europe

cement plant manufacturers: mini cement plants to 500 tpd cement plant manufacturers, epc cement plant suppliers india, uae, south africa, europe

Indian cement industry is one of the second largest country after China, Millions of people employing throughout the country. As Cement Plant Manufacturers serving turnkey projects in Cement Industry. Indian Cement Industry contributes a big part in our economy, foreign companies are regularly investing billions in Indian Cement industry after regulations were lifted off in 1982. At present Indian companies are building new technologies in terms of energy efficiency, safety and Production.

India is a fast growing country, has lots of potential for development in terms of infrastructure and construction sector and the cement sector is expected to largely benefit from it. Recent government initiatives are also gives a major boost because of developing 98 smart cities. Dement of cement and Plantsexpected to increase due to large infrastructure projects, leading to 45 - 55 million tonnes (MT) of cement needed in the next three to four years (according to report by Nomura Research dated October 13, 2015).

Cement is a fine powder which sets after a few hours when mixed with water, and then hardens into a solid material. Cement is mainly used to bind fine sand and coarse aggregates together in concrete. Portland Cement was first invented by Mr. Joseph Aspdin in 1824, name portland was given owing to resemblance of this hardened cement paste to the natural stone available at a place called Portaln in England.

The raw materials needed to produce cement (calcium carbonate, silica, alumina, and iron ore) are extracted from limestone rock, chalk, shale, or clay. These raw materials are won from the quarry by either extraction or blasting. These naturally occurring minerals are then crushed through a milling process. At this stage, aditional minerals are added to ensure the correct chemical composition for making cement. These minerals can be obtained from the wastage or by-products of other industries, such as paper ash. Milling produces a fine powder, known as raw meal, which is preheated and then sent to the kiln for further processing.

(1) Limestone: - Contains predominantly calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and to use in cement manufacture, it should have 42-43% lime (CaO) minimum. In cement manufacture it is prime raw material and its usage would be 90- 93%.

The raw materials mix composition would be 90-93% limestone, 2-3% clay, 2-3% Bauxite, 1-2% Iron ore in cement making. Coal is used for burning the raw mix in powdered form. Normally both imported and indigenous coal are used, coal is being imported from mainly South Africa, Australia etc. because of low ash content. Pet coke is also used as alternate fuel while manufacturing of cement.

Limestone: The basic raw material is limestone, after blasting in mines is broken into big boulders and transported by dumpers to limestone crusher where it is crushed to 15 to 20mm size.

Stacker / Reclaimer: After crushing process, crushed limestone is piled longitudinally in stacker / reclaimer. The stacker deposits limestone longitudinally in the form of a pile, later reclaimer cuts the pile vertically, simultaneously from top to bottom to ensure homogenization of limestone. Crushed limestone from pile is transported through Belt Conveyor to hopper including clay, bauxite, iron ore and other raw material. All raw materials are proportioned in requisite quantity through weigh feeders.

All this proportioned raw materials are transported by Belt Conveyor to Raw Ball Mill for grinding into powder form. After the ball mill grinding process, raw material convert in to powder which raw meal-silo where blending takes place. Blending is done by injecting compressed air. This powdered material (Raw mix) is fed to the kiln for burning and Coal also requires homogenization as it contains different ash.

Burning: Powdered raw mix material fed into 4 to 6 stage preheater from top by air pressure. The hot gases from kiln enters preheater from bottom. The powdered raw mix slides down through cyclones and comes in contact with hot air which travels from top to bottom. In preheater the temperature of raw mix powder rises to 900C. to 1000C. and nearly 90% Calcination takes place before entering the kiln.

Powdered raw mix enters the kiln at one end and the burner is situated at the opposite end. The rotary kiln rotates at the speed of 1 to 3 revolution per minute (RPM). The raw mix in the kiln melts first into liquid form and then transforms into nodules due to the effect of the rotation of the kiln. There are two zones inside the kiln, namely calcining zone and burning zone. The zone where raw mix enters into the kiln is called calcining zone. Where temperature would be 950-1000C. Burning zone starts after this zone where temperature would be 1350-1450 C

The hot clinker from kiln discharge is cooled very quickly/ quenched in air with the help of efficient coolers. The temperature of clinker is brought to 80-90 C from 1350 C. Fast cooling is very essential to get good quality clinker. If cooling is not quick, the compound stability in clinker will be adversely affected resulting in lower strength of cement after grinding. Clinker from clinker silo is transported to clinker hopper by belt conveyor. Similarly, gypsum, fly ash or any other additive are transported to their respective hoppers by belt conveyors.

We offer all kind of equipment and services to the Cement Manufacturing industry including mini cement plant to 5000 tpd cement plant on turnkey projects. We are expertise in vertical shaft kiln technology and rotary kiln techonology and help all type of small, medium and large investment plants. We provide erection and commissioning consultancy support for all the equipment either supplied by us or purchased from outside vendors. We supervise the trial running of plant with providing training to personnel involved in running of plant.

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8 main cement ingredients & their functions - civil engineering

8 main cement ingredients & their functions - civil engineering

Cement, as a binding material, is a very important building material. Almost every construction work requires cement. Therefore, the composition of cement is a matter of great interest to engineers. For understanding cement composition, one must know the functionality of Cement ingredients. By altering the amount of an ingredient during cement production, one can achieve the desired cement quality.

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pozzolanic properties of a geothermal silica waste material - sciencedirect

pozzolanic properties of a geothermal silica waste material - sciencedirect

The pozzolanic reactivity of a silica waste from a geothermal power generating plant in Mexico has been assessed. Pastes of portland cement with 25% substitution of the silica waste were hydrated at 10, 30, and 50C. The concentration of CH and nonevaporable water were estimated by thermogravimetry. The silica waste displayed a pozzolanic behaviour from the early days of hydration that was favoured by the increased hydration temperature. The nonevaporable water percentages of the blended cement were superior to those of the neat cement, which suggested an enhancement of the cement hydration.

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