Accelerate the hardening process of your concrete product
Would you like to increase your productivity? Use a low-pressure steam generator! Under normal conditions the final hardening level is reached after 28 days. By the aid of a low-pressure steam generator we accelerate the hardening process without quality loss of the concrete. The concrete product is already hardened enough to be demoulded after 12 hours. It is no rocket science to see that this machine can increase your production output tremendously!
The low-pressure steam generator is used for heating, curing, hardening, defrosting, cleaning and disinfecting.
How does it work?
The low-pressure steam generators feature a three-pass steam boiler, by which an ideal form of dry steam is generated at an extreme low working pressure of 0,5 BAR and even less. The rate of return from the heat source is up to 92%.
After pouring the concrete, a tent is placed over the mould and dry steam is blown into the enclosed space. Within the next hours the temperature in the tent will increase to 55 °C, after which the steam generator automatically shuts down. Through the increased temperature the chemical hardening process of the concrete gets a boost. When the steam generator shuts down the temperature starts to drop. But, due to the warmth which is released during the hardening process of concrete, the temperature in the tent will stabilise. After 12 hours the concrete is hardened enough to be demoulded.
Advantages using a low-pressure steam generator
Extreme low working pressure (0 – 0.5 BAR)
High rate of return from the heat source (up to 92%)
Equal heat distribution
Easy and robust system
After starting, the system reaches operating temperature between 10 – 20 minutes
How it all began
Originally this business started with Arbez. After World War II, a lot of steam driven machines were decommissioned and Arbez started rebuilding the steam boilers of steamships. The boilers featured a two-pass system and Arbez converted this to a three-pass steam boiler. Arbez started with used boilers, but due to developments on the market Arbez also started to produce new low-pressure steam generators. They also patented the three-pass system, with which the ideal dry steam is created. Now years later Aerolift reintroduces the low-pressure steam generators of Arbez. We believe the unique advantages of the low-pressure steam generator offers great opportunities for the current concrete market.
Applications of the low-pressure steam generator
Besides accelerating the curing time of concrete, the low-pressure steam generator can also be used for:
Removing snow and ice of building sites or objects
Heating and drying of building objects
Heating mixing water of concrete mixing stations
Heating workshops with air heathers
Heating of bunkers on shore or aboard ships
Heating and defrosting of ingredients
Heating of oil, chemicals and other liquids
Cleaning of grease from machinery parts in workshops
Drying of cereals, spices, etc
Sterilisation of the soil in horticulture
Pasteurising and blanching installations for foodstuff
Producing bakery ingredients
Conditioning and moistening of air
Treatment of leather in tanneries
Curious what the low-pressure steam generator can do for your organisation?
Would you like to use the low-pressure steam generator for heating, curing, hardening, defrosting, cleaning or disinfecting? Contact our team and ask for the possiblities.