The placement of concrete by pumps is not only a contemporary system but an efficient application used all over the world without alternative. And every kind of concrete pumps are now widely available on the market for vertical and horizontal conveying.
Concrete pumps are particularly effective on pours where large volumes of concrete are required. Pumping concrete is also economical in many applications. However for some projects with less quantity or dry type concrete tower cranes may be more practical.
A further advantage of pumps is that the operation requires less labour than placing by crane. A pump needs only one operator, whereas a tower crane requires minimum an operator together with additional worker at the point of discharge of the bucket.
For successful concrete pumping, there must be close communication between site management, concrete supplier and pump operator in order to ensure both continuity of supply and uninterrupted placement.
This study covers all processes related to the conveying concrete with the concrete pumps. It provides a tidy summary of the concrete pump’s applications in various fields for everyone involved in the operation.
This e-book which consists of following nine chapters will assist you in the planning and organisation of concrete placement by concrete pumps. Pumping concrete, concrete pumps, fundemantal of concrete pumps, pumping operation, maintenance, pump failures, fuel consumption, pumpable concrete, pumping applications.