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Media Release | April 2022
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.Learn more about the acquisition.
Insights | November 2020
Hot weather concreting isn't for the faint of heart. We'd hazard a hypothesis that profanity on project sites goes up proportionally with ambient temperature. In short: hot weather concrete is difficult. A simple-sounding yet familiar problem, but one with a complicated explanation. Stubborn hot weather concrete causes challenges for a variety of interconnected reasons.Learn more about R&D's latest workability research.
Media Release | November 2020
Arizona Department of Transportation changes concrete specification to permit aggregate cooling with liquid nitrogen
“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...Learn more about what this specification change means.
News | July 2020
Virginia Department of Transportation approves NITROcrete as a viable alternative to conventional concrete cooling
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 coolingRead more about the VDOT approval process.
Industry Insights | June 2020
We're all working hard to ensure that improving infrastructure now also results in a safer future. Sustainability necessitates controlling the variables of concrete production to mitigate waste.Discover the environmental advantages of LN cooling.
Industry Insights | June 2020
High Rise Construction in Atlanta: Site finishers reported “We could feel the cooling through our work boots.”
With high ambient temperatures and a high cement mix, finishers couldn't believe how easy NITROcrete™ was to work with.Read more about temperature control for improved workability.
- Toronto: mass concrete and high performance mix design on CIBC Towers
- I-74 Mississippi Bridge: low temperature delivered over 36+ hour pours
- Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge: six figure savings by eliminating concrete cooling tubes
- Atlanta: Finishers report easy workability in hot weather concreting
- Seattle: Concrete temperature control held during transit, despite unpredictable traffic
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