Experiences with the use of a semi industrial size concrete mixing plant for research and documentation within concrete properties

Martin  Kaasgaard

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Experiences with the use of a semi industrial size concrete mixing plant for research and documentation within concrete properties

Article by Martin Kaasgaard and Claus Pade. Featured at Nordic Concrete Research Symposium in Tampere, 29 May - 2 June 2011

Abstract

In 2007 a semi industrial size concrete mixing plant with a capacity of 250 liter concrete was installed at the Danish Technological Institute. The purpose of the mixing plant is to facilitate research and documentation on industrial scale and thereby increase the potential value/impact of the results. Through the implementation of a customized batching procedure, concrete can be mixed with high batching accuracy.

This paper describes the mixing plant and how the high batching accuracy is achieved. Furthermore examples of applications of the mixing plant are presented.

Key words: mixing plant, batching accuracy, aggregate moisture, concrete properties.