Minimum Ice required to produce below 24 degrees C Controlled Temperature Concrete of Grades
M 25 , M 30 and M 35 shall be 75% to 78 % of the water requirement.
[15% to 20% Wastage margins to be considered while placing orders]
Separate arrangement be made to feed crushed ice into batching plant.
And if such a arrangement is not available then the water with which the Controlled Temperature
Concrete is being manufactured shall be cooled with Ice.
Continuous heavy sprinkling with water at normal temperature be made on 10 mm and 20 mm
aggregates during the periods when the ambient temperature is more than 25 degrees C.
The sprinkling shall mandatorily be adopted during sunny days for the day time from 8:00 Hours to
Hourly record be maintained to monitor the temperature of Controlled Temperature Concrete at
placement points.This shall include Temperature of Controlled Temperature Concrete at the
production points and placement points.
As a thumb rule , temperature of Ice Cold Water with which the Controlled Temperature Concrete is
manufactured shall be not more than 3 degrees C especially during the period when the ambient
temperature is more than 24 degrees C
The pouring of Controlled Temperatuure Concrete shall begin in the evening hours, preferably after
17 Hours; to take full advantage of ambient temperature of atmosphere, temperatures of sand, 10
mm, 20 mm aggregates and normal water.
Speed of placement and finishing helps to minimize problems in hot weather i.e. ambient
temperatures more than 32 degrees C. Delays contribute to loss of workability and lead to use of
additional mixing water to offset such loss. Ample personnel shall be employed to handle and place
concrete immediately on delivery.
The Transit Mixers meant for transportation of Controled Temperature Concrete from Batching Plants to its placement points shall be well insulated and / or coloured and maintained white or yellow.
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