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ZERO CARBON

INDUSTRIAL PROCESS HEATING FOR

CONSTRUCTION

 
For precast concrete production, especially for pre-stressed units such as T-beams, slabs, hollow-core panels and railway sleepers,
ZECK provide a patented Carbon Zero heating system for controlled accelerated curing using digital heat.
 
Set for GGBS
 
In cold weather, products can take several days to reach the required strength for de-moulding, but ZECK's efficiently applied direct-contact and digitally controlled heat can provide a 24-hour production cycle.  With the increased move to GGBS concrete, controlled and efficient curing becomes even more relevant.
 
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Key Features

Increased Production Output

In some cases, you can double your output using the same mould floorspace.

Higher Quality Control

Assurity of quality. Mould tolerances such as flatness & levelness will be more tightly controlled.

Increased Safety

No steam burns, no risk of fire with gas burners.

Efficient

No high ambient losses. Heat goes directly into the mould, not into the surrounding air.

Carbon Neutral

Allows you to use green energy.

Self-adjusting

Reduces energy consumption in warmer months.

Risky Business
Hot water pipes, steam and kerosene burners are the traditional methods for concrete curing, but these have inherent problems within the industry. 
 
Hot water can often give more heat to the room than to the concrete, suffers pipe corrosion and requires expensive boiler and pump maintenance.
Steam can be effective as shrouds or steam blankets, but is very expensive to produce and a carries a high H&S risk to operators.
Kerosene, often used with tarpaulin covers, carries the risk of fire, is very uncontrolled and often has poor performance.
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Underside of moulding bed showing conduit feeds and insulated heating panels. Neat and thermally efficient with minimal heat loss.

Zeck's Fast-Cure system
The Fast-Cure system from ZECK provides direct contact electrical heat that goes straight into the mould, uses a fraction of the energy of traditional systems and is Zero Carbon ready.
ZECK's Fast Cure uses a microprocessor controlled, digital solid-state heating solution that is programmable and very controllable.  An adjustable ramp rate is always used to prevent micro-cracking and timing of ramp and soak can be set for varying product performances and energy consumption.
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Siemens Logo software is used to control the process.

Concrete Pro Software
For a more advanced system, we offer Concrete Pro software which has been developed to offer cycle cost monitoring, energy usage, password protection, better cycle control, touch screen adjustment of all parameters and can link to your data systems if required.  We can also offer text messaging to plant operators at key event times.
FAST-CURE & CONCRETE PRO IN ACTION
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