|Grouting||Cement All®, Rapid Set® Cement, UltraFlow® 4000/8, Komponent®|
|Repairs and rehab||Concrete Mix, Mortar Mix, Mortar Mix Plus, DOT Concrete Mix, DOT Repair Mix, V/O Repair Mix|
|Secondary containment (concrete basin)||Komponent®, System-K™|
|Storage & facilities||Komponent®, System-K™|
|Tanks (wet and dry, horizontal)||Komponent®, System-K™|
|Tanks (wet and dry, vertical)||Komponent®|
|Topping slabs||Concrete Mix, Komponent®, System-K™, DOT Repair Mix|
|Waterstop Repair||Water Stop|
More than ten years later the Roberto R. Bustamante Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the Jonathon W. Rogers Water Treatment Plant (WTP) are still crack free and leak free. Product used was Type K shrinkage-compensating cement.
The concepts used to construct leak-proof tank farms can be adapted to other containment structures, such as truck loading/unloading stations, railroad loading and unloading stations, drum filling operations, and other areas where leaks or drippages are likely to occur. These environmentally safe state-of-the-art containment structures can be constructed due to the special characteristics of shrinkage compensating concrete made with Type K cement.
The ability to place large, concrete monolithic structures without contraction joints, construction seams, or shrinkage cracks makes shrinkage-compensating comcrete an ideal choice.
Today’s design, engineering, and construction professionals face a host of complex construction challenges. A vast majority of construction projects incorporate the use of concrete for its versatility, durability, and sustainability. This article discusses how Type K shrinkage-compensating cement improves the concrete by overcoming drying shrinkage cracking, reducing permeability, and improving sulfate resistance.
Downhole Products chose Rapid Set Cement for their wellhead caps. Using Rapid Set Cement helped the crew meet specifications of 3,500 psi in 24 hours.