Concrete Products

NOV 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 53 of 66 November 2018 • 49 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS Company's newest adhesive anchoring solution, Dural ICC Gel, delivers what product engineers note are market-leading temperature and creep resistance properties for hardware critical to ensuring threaded rods and rebar are firmly embedded in concrete structures. Specifiers, contractors and developers can rest assured that the adhesive will provide the strength and bonding necessary, engineers add, as it has been widely tested and been found to consistently perform. Standards to which Dural ICC Gel has been analyzed and approved include the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES Report 4255) and NSF/ANSI Standard 61, as well those of many state departments of transportation. The product is one of the most highly engineered and extensively tested two-component, hybrid adhesive anchors available, the manufacturer contends, making it suitable for large-scale construction and infrastructure projects. Resistance to creep—the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform under the influence of heat or applied loads—is among key Dural ICC Gel attributes. The product avoids creep effects even when subjected to heavy loads and sustained temperatures of up to 180°F. When the minimum installation temperature and the maximum short term loading temperatures are taken into account, engineers contend, Dural ICC GEL has the widest approved use range, from 5°F to 302°F, of any adhesive anchoring solution on the market. The temperature resistance makes the product robust and provides contractors and anchor installers needed versatility when working onsite; only one product needs to be stocked to cover the whole range of application temperatures and there is no risk of using the wrong product at the wrong temperature. Dural ICC Gel performs consistently, even in extreme work con- ditions such as dry, wet and water-filled concrete or when being applied into drilled holes that are underwater. This combination of resistance and application properties ensures rapid bolt-up times and high productivity year-round. The curing time of an adhesive anchoring system is a vitally important factor, as no load should be placed on the concrete or bolt in question until it has finished curing. With a curing time of only 45 minutes, Dura ICC Gel allows crews to quickly move on to the next stage instead of having to wait around for the adhesive to be ready. — Euclid Chemical Co., Cleveland, 800/321-7628; Adhesive anchor excels in the face of temperature, creep challenges The adhesive can be used for anchoring across a building or struc- ture, including vertical down, horizontal, upwardly inclined and overhead conditions. Dura ICC Gel resists tension and shear forces from static, wind and earthquake loads. Company has engineered the Life Extender Unit to quickly connect to concrete plants' existing control hardware and networks, and access the latest, field-proven batching software. In response to "end-of- life" (EOL) designation—when a vendor stops selling, supporting or sustaining a panel or platform—plant operators can protect their investments and keep control hardware in place. In a typical concrete plant, the Life Extender Unit joins the existing J-Box panel for a small fraction of the cost of a complete system upgrade. It eliminates EOL hardware and is fully compatible with existing wiring and plant equipment, including moisture probes. — Marcotte Systems, Montreal, 855/652-6520; DEVICE LENGTHENS SERVICE LIFE OF BATCH PLANT CONTROL HARDWARE

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