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Applications for Cement and Concrete testing

In this section, you will find examples of how to apply calorimetry to common research or quality control situations. The videos give an overview of typical curves obtained and show ways to interpret results.
Testing protocols are detailed in the Tutorials section.
Application 1 - Assess the Performance of a Mix

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Description: This video shows how to use calorimetry to quickly understand how certain mix parameters (different materials, different proportions of ingredients, etc.) affect setting time and early strength development. The technique shown in the video has a wide range of applications, including mix design optimization, research and product development (narrow down multiple samples to a few "winners"), or quality control (e.g. study sensitivity to dosage variations).  

 

Instruments: I-Cal 8000 HPC, I-Cal 4000 HPC, I-Cal 2000 HPC,

I-Cal 8000, I-Cal 4000, F-Cal 4000, F-Cal 8000, P-Cal 1000

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Application 2 - Find the Maximum Level of Cement Substitution

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Description: This video shows how calorimetry provides an easy way to find the limits to which cement can be substituted by supplementary cementitious materials such as blast furnace slag , pulverized fly ash, etc. It also shows how to detect adverse material interaction, such as cement - SCM - admixture interactions.

 

Instruments: I-Cal 8000 HPC, I-Cal 4000 HPC, I-Cal 2000 HPC,

I-Cal 8000, I-Cal 4000, F-Cal 4000, F-Cal 8000, P-Cal 1000

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Application 3 - Optimize Sulfate using the I-Cal SO3 software

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Description: This video shows how to use the CalCommander software to quickly determine the optimum sulfate level (SO3) in cement using calorimetry curves instead of costly and labor intensive methods based on compressive strength testing. This module is particularly well adapted for Quality Control in Cement plants.

 

Instruments: I-Cal 8000 HPC, I-Cal 4000 HPC, I-Cal 2000 HPC,

 

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