Title: Aspects of Cement and Energy Economy in Precasting Plants by the Use of Superplasticizers
Author(s): Traian Ispas and Ion Ionescu
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 319-336
Keywords: concrete construction; energy; formworkdurability; manufacturing; mechanicalproperties; mix proportioning; plasticizers; portland cements;precast concrete; prefabrication; workability.
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.