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ction at coastal areas.

ADVANTAGE OF PORTLAND

SLAG CEMENT (PSC) OVER


CEMENTS

OTHER

The heat evolved on reacting with water in the course of hydration is


very less which makes the concrete unaffected by the expansion
caused by heat making the cement highly suitable for mass concreting.
It has got very high soundness and is unaffected by change in weather
or climatic condition making the cement truly cosmopolitan without
having fear of surface or internal cracks.
The highly segmented capillaries with less pore dia makes the passes
of air or water inside concrete impossible which gives uniqueness of
being proof from any seepage or attack on concrete especially in metro
like Kolkata.
The pollutant gases in air and alkalies or chlorides present in soil
always damages the concrete and reduces its life. PSC have been
introduced with total immunity system towards any chemical attacks.
Apart from giving strength concrete structure added with assured
durability and practically maintenance /repair free for ages.
It has immunity towards all the concrete poisoning elements present in
water thus making most suitable for use in coastal area.
PSC shows a low alkali aggregate reactivity.
PSC cement helps to combat corrosion. Its special formulation
generates less heat while mixing with water .Hence fewer pores are
formed in the concrete ,making it nearly impossible for pollutants to
enter and corrode the steel bars. Additionally an internal chemical
reaction displaces the existing few pores and creates a denser
concrete and longer lasting structure.
Ultimate compressive strength surpassing 53 grade OPC.
Optimum setting time with extraordinary high ultimate strength.
Generates lesser heat of hydration compared to OPC which ensures
minimal cracks in the concrete.
Concrete produced is highly dense and is more resistant to
atmospheric pollutants.
Produces concrete mix that is easy to use even with low water cement
ratio and gives extra fine surface finish.

FLY ASH VS SLAG


The basic difference between Fly Ash and Granulated Blast
Furnace Slag is as follows.
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FLY ASH

GRANULATED BLAST
FURNACE
SLAG
Contain unburned coal
Does not contain any coal
particles which undesirable particles as the slag is directly
for concrete.
tapped from high temperature
zone and granulated.
Consistency of Fly Ash
The slag is of consistent quality
quality completely depends and particularly the modern cast
on the collection methods
house granulated slag are highly
and the power plants mix
homogeneous and have high
bottom ash which has low
glass content.
cement reactivity and
more unburned coal
particles.
Not consistent particle size. Manufactured to consistent
fineness at cement plants.
It is a Pozzolanic material
The slag possesses hydraulic
and completely dependent properties, its reaction with
on clinker minerals.
water is enhanced with higher
glass content (viz:94%)

IDEAL APPLICATIONS
Foundations, piles underground structures, aqueducts,
canals, culverts and flyovers.
Construction of multi stories buildings.
Pre cast concrete.
Mass concreting work like bridges, dams and barrages.
Structure in swampy areas and footing, plinth beams, etc.

Water tanks and other retaining structures.


Port facilities-wharf, jetties and other marine structures,
industrial warehouses, cooling towers, chimneys and sewage
treatment plants.
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