Cements, Plasters, raw materials



The methods to build time resistant architectural structures using blends of mineral has been known since roman times. But new cement or concrete formulations still need to be tested in order to be developed for more and more challenging applications (like the construction of pipes for deep offshore oil or gas extraction) or to decrease their cost (for instance through the insertion of fly ashes, vegetals or different types of wastes).
Isothermal microcalorimetry focuses on cement or plaster setting kinetics and scheme, while thermogravimetry and coupled techniques focus more on compositional analyses.

Moreover, high temperature calorimetry allow reaching valuable data for the design of baking furnaces.
– Hydration, setting and hardening (under atmospheric, High pressure and corrosive conditions)
Composition and analysis of raw materials

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Large-volume, High-Temperature DSC and (drop) calorimeter (ambient to 1600°C)



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Mastering High Pressure DSC & Microcalorimetry up to 1000 bars - 14,500 psi

HP microDSC

HP Micro DSC

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Reaction, isothermal and scanning calorimeter (ambient to 300°C)



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