Uses accelerated means of estimating delayed expansion of Portland cement caused by hydration of CaO and MgO. Test bars are exposed to controlled steam pressure and corresponding constant temperature.
Unit produces 60-350 psi (0.4-2.4MPa) range of pressures and consists of steam vessel, pressure regulator, pressure gauge (0-600 psi x 5 psi), air vent valve, power switches and safety pop valve set at 350psi. Includes thermometer, wrench and 5 gaskets. Additional gaskets, heating units and safety pop valves are available as replacement parts. Chamber dimensions: 6.125″ ID x 16″. Overall dimensions: 17″ x 48″ x 28″ (431 x 1219 x 711mm) 1700W maximum power demand. 220V version comes with transformer.