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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Low heat portland cement

Low heat portland cement




Low heat portland cement has its chemical constituents proportioned in such a way that the heat liberated due to hydration is reduced, making the cement particularly suitable for use in massive structures, such as dams, bridge abutments, and thick retaining walls.


Its rate of gain of strength is slower than that of ordinary portland cement, hence its requires longer curing period. Low heat portland cement conforming to IS: 12600 shall be used with adequate precautions with regard to removal of form-work, etc.