ACI-207.4R-05: Cooling and Insulating Systems for Mass Concrete (Reapproved 2012)

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ACI 207.4R-05: Cooling and Insulating Systems for Mass Concrete (Reapproved 2012)

The need to control volume change induced primarily by temperature change in mass concrete often requires cooling and insulating systems. This report reviews precooling, postcooling, and insulating systems. A simplified method for computing the temperature of freshly mixed concrete cooled by various systems is also presented.


Chapter 1—Introduction

1.1—Scope and objective

1.2—Historical background

1.3—Types of structures and temperature controls

1.4—Construction practices for temperature control


Chapter 2—Precooling systems


2.2—Heat exchange

2.3—Batch water

2.4—Aggregate cooling

2.5—Cementitious materials

2.6—Heat gains during concreting operations

2.7—Refrigeration plant capacity

2.8—Placement area

Chapter 3—Postcooling systems


3.2—Embedded pipe

3.3—Refrigeration and pumping facilities

3.4—Operational flow control

3.5—Surface cooling

Chapter 4—Surface insulation



4.3—Horizontal surfaces

4.4—Formed surfaces

4.5—Edges and corners

4.6—Heat absorption from light energy penetration

4.7—Geographical requirements

Chapter 5—References

5.1—Referenced standards and reports

5.2—Cited references


Author: ACI Committee 207

Publication Year: 2005

Pages: 15

ISBN: 9780870311918

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