Waste sector: my options
What Tarmac products can I use in the waste sector?
In the harshest conditions, or for the most demanding of projects, Tarmac can deliver high performance products which save time and money whilst offering strength and resilience.
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Read about our range of special concrete ranges that are designed to meet your project requirements. See the links to each of the case studies below.
As with many road maintenance programmes, the council uses rock salt during the winter months to treat icy roads that could develop on the 225 miles of road. As rock salt contains aggressive chlorides, it was vital that suitable products, capable of chemical resistance, were used within the store. To combat these issues, steel fibres were mixed with Tarmac's Toproc CR to provide a completely jointless floor covering.
Approximately 75% of this floor area, consisting of the tipping halls and storage bays, had to achieve a maximum wear rate of 0.05mm (AR0.5). Toproc Early Strength microilica concrete, containing steel fibres to be utilised to cast the floor area of the tipping hall and storage bays to achieve an abrasion and impact resisting wearing surface complying with BS8204-2: 2003 - AR0.5 (Special).
The project arose from the need to improve the infrastructure at Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Otterburn training camp. The major part of the project was the upgrading of 60km of blacktop roads to provide widened roads and strengthened carriageways with passing places and concrete road junctions. Toproc SY provided a tougher base at Ministry of Defence, Otterburn. To eliminate the environmental and social impact of truck movements to and from the site, Tarmac installed a site batch concrete plant at the barracks.
Work at the pumping station included casting a base, 1400mm deep, underwater at the bottom of a 10m deep tank. The concrete needed to resist washout during underwater placement as the water from tank was to be discharged, through a filtration system, into a watercourse. Toproc UW is a proprietary microsilica concrete a thixotropic, very cohesive concrete, that is resistant to washout and has low permeability.
A renovation project to replace external paving at a water treatment works required a fortified material, without the constraints and logistical problems associated with using steel fabric reinforcements. Tarmac's fibre reinforced concrete, Topforce, met these requirements with added benefits to the client, customer and the environment.
Read more on Topforce at Nothumbria Water