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New High performance semi-adiabatic calorimeter come sto market
Jun, 07 2012
(Massachusetts) -- Calmetrix, supplier of innovative Research and Quality Control solutions in the Cement and Concrete Industry, announced the launch of P-Cal 1000, its a new high-performance semi-adiabatic calorimeter.
P-Cal 1000 is built with ultra-high perfromance materialsgiving teh P-Cal's insulation a thermal resistance (R-value) more than nine times that of high density expanded polystyrene. The result is an instrument that is small in size, and hence highly portable without sacrificing performance.
"Of course, performance comes at a price, and for P-Cal it's an affordable one", says Stan Elektrov, Calmetrix's VP of Engineering. "High perfromance materials at the core allow for a much simplified design overall. The result is a clear win for our customers".
P-Cal 1000 closely mimics the conditions encountered in mass concrete applications, and it can be used to test concrete, mortar or paste. Because of its superior insulation, test results obtained when using P-Cal 1000 are highly repeatable, which makes it possible to compare experiments conducted on different days or at different locations with different outside conditions.
Included with P-Cal is Calmetrix's P-Cal Strength software application, a compressive strength prediction tool based on the classic maturity concept.
"P-Cal Strength is a simple to use, yet powerful application", said Paul Sandberg, Calmetrix VP of Applications. "No more overtime spent on breaking cubes or cylinders at odd hours late at night or on week-ends. Now you can get accurate estimates of compressive strength at a number of curing ages with reduced physical testing and without incurring the inconvenience and cost of working outside of regular work hours."
P-Cal 1000 is user friendly, does not require any external power supply or a dedicated computer. It can easily be taken along on every ready mixed concrete delivery truck, or it can be used in a laboratory, on a job site, on curbsides or in any location where a reliable and objective quality control tool is needed.
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