Cryogenic Industrial Solutions (CIS), a leading provider of cryogenic transport trailers, tanks, equipment repairs, lease fleet and nitrogen services, announced the acquisition of NITROcrete earlier this month. NITROcrete joins Alloy Custom Products, WesMor Cryogenics, CIS Leasing and Integrity Gas Services under the CIS umbrella of companies.
“We often receive questions about the effects of liquid nitrogen on aggregates,” said Eric Van Dixhorn, NITROcrete VP of Engineering. “Arizona was invested in confirming the safety of pre-cooling methods of delivering liquid nitrogen to the aggregate — which differs from what people historically think of when they imagine LN for concrete cooling…
A third-party Streamlined Comparative Life Cycle Assesment compared liquid nitrogen cooling with ice cooling; the results showed significant reduction in carbon emissions, harmful particulate matter, and energy consumption.
After about a year of testing, NITROcrete is now approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation for safe use in concrete roadwork operations. With this, VDOT brings concrete cooling into the 21st century as an alternative to ice cooling