“RMC is a form of concrete that is a mix consisting of Portland Cement, Water, Fine (Sand) and Coarse aggregates. It is produced in a cement manufacturing facility or batched plants in precise quantities and then transported by an a transit-mixer for the site of the construction.”
RMC is more eco-friendly than concrete mix because mixing takes place in closed chambers, which minimizes sound and pollution.
Different types of Ready-Mix Concrete
There are three kinds of concrete ready-mixed, and they are listed below in a brief manner:
Transit mixed concrete
It’s also known as truck-mixed concrete where the materials are batched in a central plant and then thoroughly mixed in the truck during the transition. Transit-mixing removes water from aggregates and cement, allowing the concrete to mix quickly prior to being used on the site of work.
Transit-mixing is a solution to the problem of early hardening and slump loss which can cause delays in transportation. The downside is that its capacity less than the truck that is that transports central-mixed concrete.
It’s used to boost the capacity of the truck’s load when concrete is mixed in the plant, which reduces the concrete’s volume. The rest mixing of concrete is done inside the truck during its transit or at in the site of construction.
Sometimes, central mix plants may be sometimes referred to by the name of wet batch plant. The concrete is batched , then fully mix in stationary mixers on the plant’s site prior to discharging it into truck mixers.
The benefits of central-mixed concrete include better quality control, consistent greater production capacity and less wear on drums for the truck mixer.
The mobile mixer for volumetric is a truck with water and raw materials, that can be mixed by the the place of work. Mixing on the truck at the work site solves the issues associated with ready-mix concrete.
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Benefits of Ready-Mix Concrete
The best quality concrete is created because it is produced using regular methods and advanced technology.
It is not necessary storage of construction supplies on the site.
The labour involved in the manufacturing for concrete can be eliminated which results in cutting down on the cost of labour.
Noise and air pollution at the work site is less.
Waste of materials that are essential to the site is minimized.
Reducing the amount of time required to construct.
No delay in completing large-scale projects such as building bridges, dams, roads tunnels, etc.
Utilizing resources efficiently and effectively raw materials is a way to conserve of resources natural.
Safety-conscious work practices – No interruptions to the schedule of the project.
The disadvantages of Ready-Mix Concrete
Requires huge initial investment.
Not recommended for small-scale projects (less amount of concrete needed).
A reliable transportation system is required between the plant for batching and the site of work.
The labourers should be on the site for casting the concrete with out any delay, so that there are no collapses in the mix.
Concrete is limited in time and must be utilized within 210 minutes after making the batch. A traffic jam or failure of the automobile could cause problems.
Quality Control is vital because it must be mixed using a correct amount of admixtures before being moved to various places. All ingredients that are used to make the mix of concrete are tested thoroughly for physical and quality in accordance with Standard Codes. All the ingredients are taken care of by batching plants during the process of making the concrete mix to create extremely durable, long-lasting and top quality structures that last for a long time.