Title: Benefits of In-Transit Management Systems through Addition of Admixture
Author(s): Jason Straka, Stephen P. Klaus, Junfeng Zhu, Pete A. Gentile, and Nathan A. Tregger
Publication: Materials Journal
Appears on pages(s): 291-299
Keywords: admixture; artificial intelligence; Internet of Things (IoT); in-transit measurement; slump; sustainability
Tens of millions of cubic meters of concrete have now been delivered through in-transit measurement systems across the world. These sensor and control systems exist as true IoT (Internet of Things) systems, providing millions of data points describing the impact that process and materials changes have on concrete delivery and performance. Through advanced analytics, many insights can be garnered, leading to improvements in both concrete quality and the economic and environmental impact of concrete production. This paper discusses the current and future consequences of having an in-transit measurement system, including slump management, increased admixture efficiencies, and reduced environmental impact.