New Orleans, LA

Concrete Curing Box New Orleans, LA

Concrete Curing Box in New Orleans, LA. Darwin Chambers has been a leading concrete curing box manufacturer for over two decades. We pride ourselves on the precision, longevity, and innovation of our environmental chambers, as well as the proficiency and excellence of our engineers and support staff. We offer our world-class units and impeccable service plans to a wide array of industries in New Orleans, LA and around the globe. If you need reliable temperature and humidity controls for the testing and curing of concrete, asphalt, or other specimens in New Orleans, LA, trust in a concrete curing box from Darwin Chambers. Discuss your needs with us today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote.

Every concrete curing box from Darwin Chambers follows ACI, ASTM, AASHTO, and CCRL standards.

Darwin Chambers' versatile concrete curing box line contains a portable concrete curing box designed to maintain the integrity of your samples on-site and during transport to a lab big enough to hold five 6″x 12″ concrete test cylinder molds and ten 4″x 8″ concrete test cylinder molds. We also have models designed for use in a lab and custom concrete curing rooms for larger samples or longer-term testing. You can view the specifications of each New Orleans, LA model by clicking their product pages here:

MC70QT (Portable)

MC030 (Single Door)

MC060 (Double Door)

Advantages to Concrete Curing Testing in New Orleans, LA

According to a a definition offered by ACI Committee 308, curing refers to "the process by which hydraulic-cement concrete matures and develops hardened properties over time." The success of your project will partially be dependent on how the concrete cures and your ability to accurately test it. By using a Darwin Chambers concrete curing box in New Orleans, LA, you can test to demonstrate that your concrete:

  • Won't develop fissures, also referred to as crazing
  • Has the needed durability
  • Has the needed water tightness
  • Is resistant to wearing down
  • Is impervious to shrinkage, which causes cracks
  • Is resistant to freezing and thawing

While the experts who prepare the concrete test cylinders and the New Orleans, LA lab the test is sent to will be responsible for a considerable percentage of the accuracy of the testing, their readings will mean nothing if the reliability of the sample is endangered because of a poor concrete curing box. You need to know the exact conditions under which the specimens were kept. For that reason, every Darwin Chambers portable concrete curing box has a control resolution of 1°F. Other features include:

  • In-field protected storage of concrete test specimens and dependable heating
  • Comes with comfort grip no-crush handles for easy carrying
  • Exterior controls and readings so the box can remain closed
  • No overheating
  • Digital temperature controller
  • Reading resolution: 0.5°F
  • Control setpoint: 73°F
  • Data retention: Yes
  • Xtreme technology uses an insulated lid and extra insulation on the interior
  • EZ-Clean top wipes clean and the lead-resistant channel drain makes it easy to empty any excess water without tilting the cooler
  • Eco-friendly manufacturing because of reduced carbon emissions
  • Produced in the United States

How to Take Concrete Curing Samples in the Field in New Orleans, LA

ASTM and ACI have strict instructions for how concrete samples are taken and stored in a concrete curing box. To make sure you are adhering to guidelines, you must follow a certain procedure:

  • The procedure must be conducted by an ACI-Certified Grade 1 Concrete Field Technician.
  • The concrete cylinder must be characteristic of the concrete poured on-site, made up of at least two samples.
  • The technician must record the temperature of the ambient air and the sample.
  • The technician must perform a slump test and an air test.
  • The specimens must be stored in a concrete curing box where they are kept at a fixed temperature range between 60°F and 80°F.

Once you have a concrete sample, you must maintain it in a concrete curing box until you can perform both in-field and laboratory tests in New Orleans, LA to take a reading of the concrete's compressive strength:

  • On-site Test: A Schmidt hammer fires a spring-loaded mass at the concrete in order to measure the value of the rebound.
  • Laboratory Test: A compressive strength lab test will apply force to each end of the cylinder until it breaks to see how much pressure the cylinder can withstand.

The Darwin Chambers Concrete Curing Box Advantage in New Orleans, LA

Beyond industry-leading technologies and reliable environmental rooms and reach-in chambers, Darwin Chambers goes above and beyond by also offering a variety of services to our concrete curing box clients in New Orleans, LA, including:

  • Preventive maintenance so your operations keep running smoothly and you can have peace of mind.
  • Calibration so you can can be sure that you and your concrete curing box are in compliance with any standards and regulatory bodies.
  • Three-step validation and qualification so you know your concrete curing box is meeting the specifications you need it to.
  • A to Z service plans to fix your concrete curing box or address any of the above.

As our experts are experienced servicing rooms and chambers in a wide variety of industries and different locations, they are all capable in a variety of procedures. Better yet, all of our New Orleans, LA technicians are adequately credentialed and are capable of offering personalized troubleshooting in a speedy, cordial, and coureous manner.

Check out the links below to see other products and services we offer in New Orleans, LA:

New Orleans, LA Concrete Curing Box | Darwin Chambers

For over 25 years, Darwin Chambers has been an industry leader in New Orleans, LA in the design, manufacture, and installation of concrete curing units. We build reach-in-chambers and walk-in rooms for numerous different New Orleans, LA industries and offer a wide range of optional and customizable features. To have peace of mind and know that your samples in New Orleans, LA are secure, reach out to Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote through our website.

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