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PUMPING AID


Ordinary concrete mixtures are not ideal for pumping. The pressure used to pump the concrete mixture often times forces water out of the cement leaving some portions dry and others wet. The friction caused by fine particles in the mixture is another concern. Typically higher pumping pressures are needed in order to overcome the problem. Simply modifying the mix by adding more sand, cement, or water to achieve pumpability often leads to undesirable physical properties and/or increased cost. Admixtures called pumping aids are commonly used to improve the pumpability of concrete and to reduce the overall cost of placement. A pumping aid is a lubricant that improves the ease with which a given mix can be pumped through a line. This means lower pump pressures, reduced pressure on the mortar phase of the concrete, less chance of segregation and a reduction in internal friction.

FC-PUMP PRIMO and PRIMEX are inorganic components based specially formulated product for the lubrication of pumps, hoses and lines prior to concrete works.

Uses

FC-PUMP PRIMO / PRIMEX solution creates a thin lubrication film that reduces friction and prevents blockages. It is a cost-effective replacement of other methods of lubrication such as cement slurry. The use of existing cement or mortar as a lubricant inducing such strength reduction and environmental waste disposal problem. This product has innovatively improved these issues with the addition of performance lubrication components to exert an effective coating performance of a small amount in the boom pump piping.

COVERAGE DETAILS:

Covers approximately 55-60 Sft/20kg with 6mmx6mm square notched trowel

Pot Life

3 hours at 210C

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  1. Concrete
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