Importance of Concrete Batching plant in developing urban areas.
The increasing development in urban centers has prompted the demand for a suitable concrete batching plant. A concrete batching plant is a device that mixes various ingredients to form concrete. The plants are used in various projects like construction of roads, bridges and buildings. Urban areas are the hub of various activities thus will experience developments in real estate and infrastructure. Middle East is among the fastest growing regions and has experienced increased demand for concrete. Landmark buildings in the region that have used the batching are Burj Khalifa and Dubai Marina to name a few. Concrete batching plants are easy to transport from on site to another and the installation and setup time is minimal. Earlier on the traditional plants had to be setup near the source of raw materials; the modern batch plants have offered flexibility in site location. The batch plant can be set up in an area where it will serve a town and the surrounding environments where traffic congestion results to higher delivery costs. There are also scenarios where a plant needs to increase its production capacity due to a limited timeline of completion of the project, the plant can be easily be relocated. The plant has also reduced accidents which are mainly caused by operator errors.
Pollution is reduced since the dust collector traps dust. As well as other environmental concerns such as water and noise pollutions. Reduction of environmental degradation is achieved by processing waste and treatment of municipal waste.
High quality concrete is produced due to the accuracy in measuring and mixing the ingredients.
The batch plant located at the construction site saves transportation time and risk of delays which will in turn save costs.
Accessibility of remote areas
Due to congestion in urban areas which makes some construction sites unreachable (e.g. high rise building, bad inaccessible roads), a concrete pump enables conveyance of concrete. Also in areas where there are weight and access restrictions the concrete pump offers versatility where concrete is poured to a site by a concrete pump.
Small construction projects that require a small quantity of cement, they can have a mobile batching plant near the construction site. After the concrete is ready it can be transported to the site by a truck.
A mobile batching plant is more ideal since it can be disassembled within a short period and moved to the next construction site. This makes relocation to be easy.
In urban areas where space is limited, a compact batching plant occupies little space at a site in addition to being very easy to maintain. Also due to limited space for raw materials storage makes it the most viable option.
Tailor made specifications
Urban areas have complex constructions that have different needs. The automation of the plant ensures the right mix is obtained. For example in developing areas with road construction or bridge construction will require hard concrete.
Demolished concrete from a dismantled site is recycled to produce new concrete, resulting in cost reduction. This eliminates the problem of waste disposal which can be an environmental concern.
High production efficiency
Batch plants are automated to mix the ingredients evenly and quickly resulting to high efficiency. It also increases production capacity.
Setup and go
Apart from relevant authorities, the batch plant requires no prior planning. The concrete pump is set up immediately.
Construction sites have a large number of casual workers. The batch plants will reduce the labor costs since it comes with an automated mixers and loaders.
The same quality and standard concrete is maintained on every mix since it maintains the same mixing ration and uniformly mixes the ingredients.