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Heat of hydration of Bogue compounds - Maximum heat of hydration

Cement is a vital building material used in the construction of roads, bridges, and buildings around the world. While most people are familiar with cement and its uses, few are aware of the secret ingredient that gives it its unique properties: Bogues compound.In this blog post, we’ll explore what Bogues compound is, why it’s added to cement, the heat of hydration for both cement…
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Effect of Fineness of Cement on Concrete Properties

Fineness of cement is a characteristic property of cement that signifies the particle size of cement and its specific surface area. Greater fineness of cement means the particles are finer and had more surface area. In case of very coarse cement, under some conditions it can…
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Difference between Ordinary Portland Cement, Portland Pozzolana & Portland Slag Cement

Ordinary Portland Cement: – OPC is produced by finely grinding OPC clinker obtained from the cement kilns. This cement on hydration produces C-S-H gel (Calcium – Silicate – Hydrate) Gel, which provides cementation property and is the primarily responsible for strength is cement products. Along with C-S-H gel it also produces Ca(OH)2, which does not provide any strength, rather it causes…
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9+ Tips For On Site Checking Quality Of Cement

It is necessary to check the quality of cement on site at the time of preliminary inspection. It is not possible to check all the engineering qualities of cement on site but there exist some field test which gives us a rough idea of quality of cement. When on site we can…