Aspects of Cement and Energy Economy in Precasting Plants by the Use of Superplasticizers

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Title: Aspects of Cement and Energy Economy in Precasting Plants by the Use of Superplasticizers

Author(s): Traian Ispas and Ion Ionescu

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 68

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 319-336

Keywords: concrete construction; energy; formworkdurability; manufacturing; mechanicalproperties; mix proportioning; plasticizers; portland cements;precast concrete; prefabrication; workability.

Date: 1/1/1981

Abstract:
The impact of using superplasticizers on total energy consump-tion in the concrete industry is also discussed. Energy savings can result from cement content reduction, heat treatment reduction or elimination, rapid re-use of shutterings, increase of labour productivity, etc.