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Acid Resistant Concrete and Durability
CeraTech's KemROK™ acid and chemical resistant cement concrete technology forms a dense matrix comprised of interlocking crystals and a discontinuous pore structure. These properties restrict access to ingress and transport of corrosive liquids through the concrete and reduces the potential of reinforcing steel corrosion.
KemROK's superior durability and rapid return to service attributes make it the material of choice for placement in industrial and chemical environments where deteriorated concrete creates costly shutdowns and frequent maintenance issues.
Traditionally, portland cement based concrete structures exposed to harsh chemical environments would employ specialty cement blends that included silica fume, slag cement and special liquid additives to enhance the service life of the structure.
Expensive liners and labor intensive epoxy coatings are also typically used to protect and extend the service lives of portland cement concrete.
KemROK™ rapid return to service, acid resistant cement concrete technology is an ideal alternative to these traditional approaches to concrete durability and longevity. Secondary protective barriers are not required for many industrial applications. KemROK™ installations save customers substantial capital investment dollars and accelerate rapid return to service of critical facilities.
Specify CeraTech's exceptionally durable, high performance, KemROK™ acid resistant, green cement concrete for your next project and realize reduced operational downtime, lower maintenance costs and extended infrastructure service life!
Chemical and Acid Resistant Concrete Applications Include:
Acid Resistant Concrete For Secondary Acid Containment
- Sump Pits
- Loading Areas
- Chemical Trenches
- Poultry Facility Slabs
- Utility Vaults
- Cooling Tower Bases
- Tank Bases
- Pickling Tanks
- Milking Areas
- Storage Tanks
- Pump Pads
- Warehouse Floors
- Pulp & Paper Plants
- Sludge Pits
- Food Processing Areas
CeraTech's green cement concrete is batched, delivered, placed and finished using standard industry practices and protocols.
KemROK™ Acid Resistant Concrete Outperforms portland cement concrete in chemical environments.
4.00 inch diameter x 8.00 inch high concrete specimens were partially submerged in a 15% sulfuric acid solution for 28 days per ASTM-C-267 guidelines
Discontinuous capillary network within KemROK™ green cement concrete
Continuous capillary network within portland cement concrete