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Myth breaker: Hotter isn't better. Effective management of heating concrete saves production costs and improves product quality. Profitable and effective cold-weather concrete production requires more than a large-capacity boiler for heating mixing water and injecting steam into aggregate stockpiles. Good management practices are as important as technology in helping operators to deliver concrete at a consistent temperature that is no higher than the application requires.Producers can emphasize heat control three ways:
  1. Establishing a reasonable as-delivered target temperature
  2. Determining the mixing temperature required to maintain the delivery temperature
  3. Minimizing big swings in produced concrete temperature.