The rise in awareness of environmental issues and diminishing natural resources has prompted a shift toward environmentally friendly products. Slag cement can replace up to 50% of Portland cement in most common concrete mixtures. Its use is beneficial in that it reduces the burden on landfills and reduces air emissions at steel plants. Further environmental impacts from using slag cement in concrete includes reducing greenhouse gases and reducing energy consumption. Slag cement is commonly used in combination with Portland cement to strengthen it, reduce its permeability, and improve its resistance to chemicals. Common uses include:
- Concrete pavements
- Structures and foundations
- Dams or retaining walls
- Concrete exposed to harsh environments
- Concrete pipes
Before it can be used, slag cement must be granulated and ground. After the granulation phase, slag cement must undergo a dewatering process to remove moisture. As with Portland cement, slag cement must be stored in bins or silos to protect it from moisture and contamination. This prevents deterioration and retains its freshness.
Slag cement can be transported by a variety of methods and equipment. In bulk, transportation should be done in special pneumatic dry bulk trailers. If transported by dry van, then the cement should be packed in paper bags or soft containers. Transporting slag cement should always be done in closed containers that are upright and secure to continue to protect it from moisture. The professionals at CCC Transportation have many years of experience in slag transportation. We specialize in getting the job done in a safe and efficient manner. If you are in need of slag transportation, contact one of our professionals so that we may begin your customized solution today.