Manufacturing Process of Ready-Mix Concrete
Ready-mix concrete is a tailor-made concrete that is manufactured in a bulk amount within a batching plant based on the required specifications. The preparation of ready-mix concrete combines a fresh concrete mix including sand, cement, water and aggregates at perfect ratio and then the mixture is kept in a ready-mix truck. Sometimes other additives can be added during the mixing process to increase the concrete’s strength and durability.
After loading the mixture in a ready-mix truck, it is delivered to worksites in a freshly mixed state as per order.
Steps of Bashundhara Ready-Mix Concrete Production
- Sourcing of Raw Materials
- Checking the Quality of the materials
- Receiving of materials
- Storing of Raw Materials
- Treatment of materials including watering.
- Preparing for Production
- Checking the PLC system of Batching Plant
- Checking the calibration of Batching plant
- Checking the supporting condition
- Transportation of RMC
- Pumping of RMC
- Collection of Sample from RMC sample
- Testing of RMC
Benefits of Ready-Mix Concrete
Ready-mix concrete is less expensive than manually mixed concrete. Mixing concrete on site requires additional time and materials which add up to extra costs. On the other hand, ready-mix concrete doesn’t require additional time, extra manpower and incurs almost zero waste of concrete materials.
Economical & Reasonable:
Ready-mix concrete is very reasonably priced considering the quality and convenience.
Strength and Optimization:
Ready-mix concrete is optimized for strength and hardening ability according to the order. The automated mixing process and a 4D mixer at the plant ensure uniform mixing of Portland cement, water, aggregates and makes it strong enough for any construction.
Energy & time efficiency:
Ready-mix concrete is custom made as per the client’s requirements and it is mixed at a plant before delivering to the client, rather than being mixed on-site.
Reduced dust pollution:
The manual mixing process of concrete is so complex and obviously not an efficient way of mixing. The manual mixing process of concrete emits a cloud of dust and fine cement particles in the air, which pollutes the construction site and the environment around it. Ready-mix concrete lowers the amount of dust emitted into the atmosphere during manufacturing. In contrast, mixing concrete manually produces large dust clouds that pollute the air and the surrounding environment.
Safe work practice:
Advanced technology and machinery along with automated processing make the ready-mix plants a safe place to work.
Ready-mix concrete reduces material wastage on site compared to the traditional methods of manual mixing. According to construction experts, RMC results in the most efficient use of available resources. It can be ground and recycled into small aggregates and reused in many ways.
The major advantage of using ready-mix concrete is its ability to be used in different applications including, civil engineering projects, road developments, foundations, bridges, walls, floors, bases, driveways, footpaths, tunnels, homes, and other structures.
READY-MIX CONCRETE OUTPLAYS TRADITIONAL CONCRETE IN EVERY ASPECT!
The Quality of concrete is the key factor for the strength of any construction. In construction of roads, bridges, pathways, tunnels, houses or any other structure, the quality of the concrete bears great importance to its strength and safety. Ready-mix concrete is better than traditional concrete mixing in terms of quality in every aspect because, highest-grade ingredients are used for ready-mix concrete. This makes the whole process much faster and more efficient than the traditional methods. Ready-mix concrete offers more consistency in quality as each step of concrete preparation is done under prerequisite quality check. Moreover, it saves time, work force and storage space as it is delivered to the construction site after making it ‘ready-to-use’ instantly. Whereas, traditional concrete mixing is performed manually by an outdated process and requires construction materials to be stored at the construction site for preparation. This process is slow and requires additional labor and storage costs besides the risk of the materials being affected by weather and contamination. The biggest trump card that ready-mix concrete holds over traditional concrete is the accuracy of the mixing ratio and uniformity of mixing as ready-mix is prepared under strict quality control, advanced machinery and technology, monitored by experienced and educated personnel at the ready-mix plant. Traditional concrete mixing cannot offer any of this advantage and the whole process is more like a shot in the dark in terms of quality and consistency.