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Vapor Curing I

Vapor Curing I

VAPOR curing for concrete block, brick aND cast stone

A direct-fired vapor generator in conjunction with temperature sensor(s) and motorized vapor control valve(s) accelerates concrete strength gain and increases concrete quality through the controlled addition of heat and humidity.

Functions

Vapor Curing I

  • Function 1

    Vapor Curing I

    When compared to a boiler, the direct-fired vapor generator reduces operating costs by 40% to 60%. The vapor generator requires minimal space and operates at low pressure with propane or natural gas.

  • Function 2

    Vapor Curing I

    AutoCure automatically measures and controls the curing environment. All curing data and operating status is displayed on a color display.

  • Function 3

    Vapor Curing I

    In conjunction with AutoCure, the stainless steel vapor control valve provides for full automatic control of the curing process. The design and the “fit-for-purpose” materials ensure a long life and simplified maintenance.

  • Function 4

    Vapor Curing I

    The vapor distribution system is designed using a pressure-drop algorithm and utilizes various diameter pipe and outlets in order to ensure even heat and humidity distribution. The insulated main distribution pipe outside the curing area reduces heat loss and provides a safe working environment.

  • Function 5

    Vapor Curing I

    The NAUTILUS™ radial air exhaust system evacuates the warm moist air from the curing chamber at the conclusion of the curing cycle. This exhaust cycle provides for a dry chamber and floor as well as for drier concrete products with stronger edges, corners and more uniform splits.

  • Function 6

    Vapor Curing I

    The NAUTILUS™ radial air circulation system provides for a consistent curing environment throughout the curing chamber. All NAUTILUS™ ventilators share a proprietary heavy-duty bearing, rotor and frame design for durability and simple maintenance.

  • Function 7

    Vapor Curing I

    Insulated curing chambers designed by KRAFT CURING with insulated steel clad sandwich panels and galvanized steel frames for long life durability are available for indoor or outdoor requirements. Upon request, stamped professional drawings are available to meet snow, wind or seismic load certification requirements.

Supplementary Products for Vapor Curing I

Kraft Curing

Hot rocks®

Fully automatic system thaws and heats frozen aggregates for winter operation.

Kraft racks

Curing racks for the storage of concrete products during the hardening and curing process.

Insulated curing chambers

Suitable for all curing systems, insulated chambers reduce energy costs by 50% and prevent condensation.

Autocure®

Measures and controls the curing temperature and relative humidity for a fully-automated and repeatable curing process.

Benefit

Vapor Curing I

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vapor curing accelerates the concrete hardening process

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higher concrete quality through the controlled addition of heat and humidity

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rugged, dependable and durable equipment

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98% operating efficiency

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fully automatic and low pressure operation

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water-cooled 304L stainless steel combustion chamber

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harder corners and edges; less breakage

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consistent colors and reduction of efflorescence

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60% lower operating cost than a steam boiler

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small footprint, simple and safe to operate

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curing temperatures from 35 °C (95 °F) to 80 °C (180 °F)

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platinum lifetime combustion chamber warranty

Projects

Vapor Curing I

Project

New curing system for Western Materials, USA

For over sixty years, Western Materials has been dedicated to providing their customers with quality products including concrete architectural and hardscape products that they manufacture as well as other building materials. In 2005, due to rising fuel costs, Western Materials began exploring ways to more efficiently cure their concrete products.

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Project

Curing of concrete roofing tiles (Hungary)

Hungarian company Mediterran Kft. decided to upgrade the aftertreatment system of his main plant at Bóly in the heart of Hungary to a KRAFT Vapor Micro. Strong benefits over the old system which consisted of radiators and water spray injection, quality improvements, less breakage and a reduction in gas consumption justified the investment on short notice.

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Project

Exceeding expectations

“Calstar approached KRAFT because they bring extensive knowledge in curing of a wide range of concrete construction products, including those containing recycled materials, exactly the expertise that our product requires."

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Contact

Vapor Curing I

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Mark Kraft

North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia

+1-214-4007671

+1-215-3102130

markkraft@kraftcuring.com

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Andreas Zarbock

Northern Europe, Central Europe, Western Europe, Southeastern Europe

+49-175-1819959

+49-5957-961259

andreaszarbock@kraftcuring.com

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