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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Cryogenic Insulating Concrete - Cement-Based Concrete with Polystyrene Beads
Author(s): C. L. Cheng and M. K. Lee
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 446-454
Keywords: cryogenics; insulating concretes; lightweight aggregates; liquefied
gases; perlite; polystyrene; polyester resins; silica; specific heat; thermal con-ductivity; thermal diffusivity; vermiculite.
Abstract:In the selection of the insulating material to be used for coating the secondary containment dyke of a liquefied natural gas facility, three different types of insulating concrete made with various lightweight aggregates were investigated. These included resin-based concrete, latex- modified cement-based concrete, and cement-based concrete. It was found that cement-based insulating concrete with closed-cell polystyrene beads as the main aggregate is the most promising for cryogenic insulation.
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