Concool is dedicated to design-build solutions for temperature-controlled concrete production. The philosophy under our Concool division revolves around finding the best solution for each project need.
For every job, we conduct detailed heat balance calculations that allow for careful consideration of all available heating or cooling methods necessary to meet the project’s required temperature specifications. These calculations are then accompanied by a life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) to show up-front costs and operational costs needed to heat/cool each yard of concrete.
Together, these technical and economic data represent fully engineered solutions that allow our clients to make the most informed decisions regarding their temperature control requirements. Whether it is pumpable concrete in the -40°F winters of Alberta, or 50°F RCC (roller-compacted concrete) in the tropics of Latin America, Concrete Temperature Control has the experience and know-how to meet any concrete temperature needs.
Concool uses various industry-proven techniques to meet temperature control demands. First and foremost, Concool always recommends using various passive cooling methods, including shading and sprinkling of aggregate stockpiles or, for additional heat control, storage of aggregates in tanks to precipitate temperature stabilization over several days before use. Insulation of material bins at the mixing plant is another passive measure to help prevent heat gain/loss before mixing.
These passive measures can provide significant benefits and minimal costs for any project. Concool employs a wide range of systems for forced cooling methods, including dry flake ice plants, flooded wet belts, rotary drum, fluid bed sand coolers, chilled water systems, and ice-water bank systems. Concool utilizes rotary drum and fluid bed sand systems, hot water and air systems, and steam systems for forced heating methods.