Microwave System Accelerates Concrete Curing
- Created: Monday, 01 July 2013
A Microwave Irradiated Pyrogen (MIP) system speeds up the concrete curing process. The use of a microwave allows the technology to operate in cold weather. Because the MIP accelerates the heating point, colder countries like Russia and Canada can use the curing system to build roads, tunnels, and other structures. The technology can also be used with precast concrete, mass concrete, and other construction needs.A common heat form cures concrete in a range of 48 to 120 hours, depending on the season. Using volumetric heating to achieve rapid exothermic microwaving, the MIP system accelerates heat curing to 15 to 20 hours. According to its creators, the cost-effective technology provides a return for the readymixed concrete market.