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  • Blended Cement in Malaysia

    In Malaysia, regarding the cement specifications on use of blended cement with 25% Fly-Ash, cement supplier sometimes will propose on use of Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) as an alternative to Fly-Ash based on the logistic reasons, location of factory, stock available & etc. 25% Fly-Ash specified in the project will fall under CEM IIB-V

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  • In term of low temperature, GGBS or Fly Ash better?

    In Malaysia, for temperature control, both partial substitution of Portland Cement (OPC) with Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) and Fly Ash reduces heat generation. However, the level of GGBS substitution can be higher, thus the reduction of temperature is higher then Fly Ash. For example, for a 2m thick section, a 30% Fly Ash replacement

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  • Mega projects in Brunei

    Currently there are two mega projects in Brunei. Temburong Bridge Project – Construction is expected to take about 45 months. Project value: US$439 mln Pulau Muara Besar (PMB) Bridge Project – Construction is expected to take about 36 months. Project value: US$410 mln Share us on:

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  • Temperature rise in concrete

    In Malaysia, generally for 1m3 size concrete ~ the rule of thumb is about 13.5°C/100kg Portand Cement (OPC), for 380kg cement content, the temperature rise will be 51.3°C + 30°C or equal to 81.3°C.   If blended cement is used, the temperature rise will be proportionately lower. As the specification always allows the use of

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  • Type of cement used in Marine

    For type of cement to be used in marine conditions, there is the latest BS 8500-1:2006 + A1:2012. In Malaysia, this British Standard is also adopted into MS 523-2:2011 Concrete Specification. Please refer to the extract of BS 8500-1:2006 + A1:2012, marine conditions is under Exposure Classes XS1- XS3 (Table A.1) . Hence, considering the

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  • GGBS and Fly Ash in Malaysia

    In MS EN 197-1 on cement specifications stipulates 27 common cement, where both Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) and Fly Ash are two commonly ‘recycled’ materials used to partially replace Portland Cement (OPC) in cement production. These materials are also pozzolanic in nature i.e. they consume the lime from OPC hydration to form additional cementitious

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  • GGBS or Fly Ash in Concrete Batching Plant

    In Malaysia, cement manufactured will propose the use of pre-blended cement instead of supplying Portland Cement (OPC) mix with Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) or Fly Ash to concrete batching plant. The main reasons are less hassle and less problems in site batching. However, in most of the main concrete batching plant, they are having

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  • Blastfurnace Cement as an alternative to Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement (SRPC)

    In practice, cement supplier will counter propose to the contractor the use of an equivalent product for Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement (SRPC) which is Blastfurnace Cement complying to MS EN 197-1, CEMIII/B. One of the advantage is due to the pricing issues (Blastfurnace Cement is much cheaper). Blastfurnace Cement usually is manufactured with the combination of

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  • Production of Blastfurnace Cement

    Blastfurnace Cement is a special blend of two components; ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) and portland cement (OPC). GGBS is a by-product of the iron-making process in a blastfurnace. It is produced by the rapid water-quenching of the molten slag under controlled conditions. This granulation process yields sand-sized particles of highly glassy material of high

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