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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: Recommended Practice for Atmospheric
Pressure Steam Curing of Concrete
Author(s): ACI Committee 517
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 629-646
Keywords: admixtures; aggregates; atmospheric pressure steam curing; carbonation;
compressive strength; concrete block; concrete durability; concrete pipes;
concrete products; concretes; control equipment;creep properties;culverts; curing;flexural strength.
Abstract:Recommendations are made for the application of steam at atmospheric pres-sure to accelerate the curing of various concrete products. The effects of atmospheric steam curing on the properties of concrete are discussed briefly. The current practices in applying this method of curing to precast concrete products, including concrete masonry units, several types of concrete pipe, prestressed and conventional reinforced structural units, and other miscellaneous items, are outlined for each product. General recommendations are given regarding construction and use of kilns, hoods, and other enclosures; layout of plant and piping; orientation of steam jets; and temperature recording and controlling equipment.
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