R Hot Weather Concreting. ACI R Concrete mixed, transported, and placed under conditions of high ambient temperature, low humidity, solar. Temperature, volume changes, and cracking problems associated with mass concrete are treated more thoroughly in ACI R, R, and R. ACI Committee defines hot weather as any combination of high ambient temperature, high concrete temperature, low relative humidity, wind speed and.

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When applied by spraying, the spray nozzles should be held or positioned sufficiently close to the surface to assure the correct application rate andprevent wind-blown dispersion.

Cost of this method is relatively high, but it may be justified on the basis of practical considerations and overall effectiveness. Regular retarding admixtures only act on the silicate phases, which extend not stop the hydration process. This can include chilling of batch water by water chillers or heat pump technology as well as other methods, suchas substituting crushed or flaked ice for part ofthemixingwater, or cooling by liquid nitrogen. Errata are not included for collections or sets of documents such as the ACI Collection.

Procedures for testing of concrete batches at temperatures higher than approximately 70 F 21 C are given in Section 2. The air flow will enhance evaporative cooling andcanbringthe coarse aggregate temperature within 2 F 1 C of wet bulb temperature.

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Thebenefits may include lower mixing water demand, extended periods of use,and strengths comparable with,orhigher than, concrete without admixtures placed at lower temperatures. Effectiveness of the method depends on ambient temperature, relative humidity, and velocity of air flow. Air-content tests will be needed before placement to assure maintenance of proper air content.

The probability for plastic-shrinkage cracks to occurmay be increased if the setting time of the concrete is delayed due to the use of slow-setting cement, an excessive dosage of retarding admixture, fly ash as a cement replacement, or cooled concrete. Slump can easily change due to minor changes in materials and concrete characteristics.


Some high-range water-reducing retarders can maintain the necessary slump for extended periods at elevated concrete temperatures Collepardi et al ; Hampton ; Guennewig The original mixing water required to change slump may be less if a water-reducing, midrangewater-reducing, high-range or water-reducing admixture is used.

In placing concreting slabs of any kind,itmaybenecessaryinhot weather to keep the operation confined to a small area and to proceed on a front having a minimum amount of exposed surface to which concrete is to be added.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Equipment should also be available at the site for measuring the evaporation rate in accordance with Section 5. For this application, the extended set-control admixture is added during or immediately after thebatchingprocess. Environmental factors, such as high ambient temperature, low humidity, high wind, or both low humidity and high wind, affect concrete properties and the construction operations of mixing, transporting, and placing of the concrete materials.

Determine other properties of fresh concrete temperature, air content, unit weightand mold strength test specimens. The use of various typesof water-reducing admixtures can offset increased water demand and strength loss that could otherwise be caused by higher concrete temperatures.

High ambient temperature; High concrete temperature; Low relative humidity; Wind speed; and Solar radiation. These observations should be included in permanent the project records. acl

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Early cracking due to thermal shrinkage is generally more severe in the spring and fall. B4″Cooling mixed concrete withliquid nitrogen B4.

Guide to Hot Weather Concreting: To maximize amounts of ice or cold mixing water,aggregates should be well-drainedof free moisture, permitting a greater quantity of ice or cold mixing water to be used. The quantity of liquid nitrogen required will vary according to mixture proportions and constituents, and the amount of temperature reduction. Shaded storageof fine and coarse aggregates, and sprinkling and fog spraying of coarse aggregates stock-piles under arid conditions will help.

Plans cai be made for the 305g sawing of contraction joints in flatwork to minimize cracking 3005r to excessive tensile stresses. Assurance also may be needed that the air-void system is not impaired if it is required for thefreezing and thawing resistance of the concrete. If placement is by crane and buckets, wide-mouth buckets with steep-angled walls should be used to permit rapid and complete discharge of bucket contents.


The technology of extended setcontrol admixtures may also be used to stop the hydration process of freshly batched concrete for hauls adi extended time periods or slow placement methods during transit.

On flatwork, application should be started immediately after disappearance of the surface water sheen after the final finishing pass. Reducing the temperature of the aggregate approximately 2 Practices for hot weather concreting should be discussed during the preplacement conference.

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This chilled water is then dispensed intothe batch. Separate addition of high-range, water-reducing admixtures; Direct addition of liquid injected nitrogen the into mixer as a means of lowering the concrete temperature; and If the concrete retains its workability without the addition of water.

Further testing may then be required in production-size concrete batches. Each are widely used as partial replacements for portland cement; they may impart a slower rate of setting and of early strength gain toconcrete, which the is desirable in hot weather concreting, as explained in Section 2. Pressure washers with a suitable nozzle attachment may be a practical meansfor fogging on smaller jobs. Certain productsmay cause significant bleeding, which may be beneficial in many instances, but may require some precautions in others see Section 2.

Concrete should not be allowed to rest exposed to the sun and high temperature before placing it into the form. For correct proportioning, the ice must be weighed.

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