New Orleans, LA

Concrete Curing Box New Orleans, LA

Concrete Curing Box in New Orleans, LA. Darwin Chambers has been designing and manufacturing industry-leading concrete curing boxes for over two decades. We take pride in the quality, longevity, and innovation of our environmental chambers, as well as the prowess and excellence of our customer service team. We offer our cutting-edge units and comprehensive maintenance, calibration, and validation plans to companies in New Orleans, LA and around the globe. If you need dependable temperature and humidity controls and readings for the testing and curing of concrete, ceramics, or other materials in New Orleans, LA, look no further than a concrete curing box from Darwin Chambers. Get in touch 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' all-around concrete curing box line contains a portable concrete curing box for work in the field and transportation that can fit five 6″x 12″ concrete test cylinder molds and ten 4″x 8″ concrete test cylinder molds. We also have stationary models and customized concrete curing rooms for larger samples or longer-term testing. You can view the specifications of each model by taking a look at the buttons below:

MC70QT (Portable)

MC030 (Single Door)

MC060 (Double Door)

Why You Need Concrete Curing Testing in New Orleans, LA

According to a report from 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 check that your concrete:

  • Won't degrade and have fissures, also referred to as crazing
  • Has the required durability
  • Has the appropriate water tightness
  • Is impervious to erosion
  • Is not susceptible 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 accountable for a considerable portion of the accuracy of the testing, their readings will not be accurate if the reliability of the sample is put at risk because of a poor concrete curing box. You need to know the exact conditions under which the specimens were kept. For that reason, we design and manufacture every concrete curing box to have a control resolution of 1°F. Other features are:

  • 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
  • The plate is thermally protected from overheating
  • Digital temperature controller
  • Measuring resolution: 0.5°F
  • Control setpoint: 73°F
  • Ability to retain data
  • Xtreme technology uses an insulated lid and extra insulation in the walls
  • 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 through reduced carbon emissions
  • Produced in the USA

Correct Procedures for 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 ensure compliance, you must follow a certain procedure:

  • The concrete must be made, cured, and tested by an ACI-Certified Grade 1 Concrete Field Technician.
  • The concrete cylinder must be a "representative sample," made up of the same concrete as it was poured.
  • The technician must note an accurate reading of the temperature of the ambient air and the sample.
  • You must perform a slump test and an air test.
  • The cylinders must be kept in a concrete curing box where they will not be disturbed and are kept within 60°F and 80°F at all times.

In addition to the slump and air tests, you must perform in-field tests and send samples to a lab in New Orleans, LA to measure the concrete's compressive strength:

  • In-Field Test: A small device, known as a Schmidt hammer, measures the rebound of a spring-loaded mass that is shot against the surface of the concrete.
  • 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 hold up against.

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

Beyond industry-leading technologies and quality 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 aren't stalled by surprises.
  • Calibration so you can know you adhere to all guidelines and standards mandated in your field.
  • Three-step validation and qualification so you have documented proof that your concrete curing box meets guidelines and standards.
  • Comprehensive service plans to take care of any repairs, or see if there is anything else our technicians can do for you.

As our technicians work throughout North America, they are all well-versed in a variety of industrial environments. Better yet, all of our customer support staff are adequately certified and are capable of explaining technical details in a speedy, affable, and professional 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 the design, manufacture, and installation of concrete curing units. We serve a variety of different New Orleans, LA industries and offer environmental units for a wide variety of purposes and specifications. To have peace of mind and know that your samples in New Orleans, LA are secure, get in touch with Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote online.

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