Extensive testing has proven NITROcrete cooling is safe for concrete pavement operations
- Virginia Department of Transportation approves NITROcrete as a viable alternative to conventional concrete cooling
- Extensive testing has proven NITROcrete cooling is safe for concrete pavement operations
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.
With all due diligence, VDOT and NITROcrete engineering, along with industry partners in the region, collaborated to conduct rigorous testing to compare NITROcrete with ice cooling methods. The result? NITROcrete passed all necessary VDOT testing, proving once again that automated liquid nitrogen is an effective alternative to the hassles of ice cooling.
“This team effort was monumental,” VP of Engineering Eric Van Dixhorn said. “We’ve been working on this since last summer,” he added. Particularly, Van Dixhorn pointed to concrete materials engineer Cameron Wilson as a key asset to ensuring that the hard work of rigorous testing remained on track.
Virginia joins several other US Departments of Transportation in approving the use of NITROcrete for concrete temperature control. With obvious cost benefits from batching while cooling, achieving rigorous specifications more reliably and easily compared to ice, NITROcrete offers Virginia road work operations a way forward for safer communities and highways.
NITROcrete is the world leader in concrete temperature control. In 2012, what started as a jobsite problem for a partner evolved into a solution that is revolutionizing the concrete industry. The team listened, tested, developed prototypes, and made adjustments. Then they listened more, tested more, and in 2017, after 5 years of R&D, they introduced NITROcrete, a comprehensive concrete solution born directly out of the concrete industry.
The largest concrete companies in the world now use NITROcrete to simplify their processes, streamline their operations, and grow their bottom lines. NITROcrete provides a comprehensive concrete solution–cooling, system management, and support–which gives its worldwide industry partners unmatched efficiency, control, and peace of mind.