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Water Conditioner

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One of the most devastating problems for volumetric mixer operators is false setting concrete. Not only does false set slow down things on the job, but it can also be damaging for the reputation of your business. False setting concrete is a unique challenge for volumetric operators and there are very few solutions available. Fortunately, Fritz-Pak offers a powerful false set concrete admixture to prevent this problem from happening. Just add Water Conditioner to the water tank of your truck and place your concrete with confidence.

How Does Our False Set Concrete Admixture Work?

False set is caused by excess gypsum in the cement. When the gypsum particles mix with water, they form plaster of paris. As the concrete is placed, the plaster starts hardening rapidly. As a false set admixture, Water Conditioner neutralizes the gypsum in the cement. This allows the concrete

False Set Concrete Admixture Compatibility

Water Conditioner works well alongside most other admixtures. When using multiple admixtures in your concrete, be sure to dispense them into the mix one at a time. In fact, to get the best results from our false set concrete admixture it should be added at the plant. This gives it enough time to evenly disperse throughout the water.

Do you Need More Information

If you need more information about using water conditioner in your volumetric mixer, give us a call at (214) 221-9494. You can request a sample or order a case through the website. Don’t forget to check out our social media pages and watch this product demo video to learn more about how our products can improve your concrete.

Item#DescriptionBags/Case
984204 oz. (113 g.) water soluble bag100
Why does false set occur in volumetric mixers but not in regular ready mix concrete?
False set is a rapid hardening of the concrete shortly after adding water. This false set is not a hard set and in regular ready mix concrete, the extended mixing simply breaks up this false set.
Why does false set occur?
In the manufacture of cement, gypsum is added to control the set. The gypsum is normally added in the final milling process. If in the final milling the temperature of the cement gets too hot, the gypsum will dehydrate forming anhydrate or hemihydrate (Plaster of Paris). When water is added the Plaster of Paris hardens very fast and gives the appearance of a false set.
Why doesn't false set happen all the time?
False set is more common in the summer time and when cement plants are working at full capacity.
Why it is important to control the false set in volumetric mixers?
Because when the false set appears, it is very difficult for the contractor to work the concrete. If excess water or superplasticizer is added to the concrete to reduce the effects, this can cause a weaker concrete or increased cost of admixtures.
Will the Water Conditioner affect the true set of concrete?
No.
  • Fritz-Pak Water Conditioner reduces false-set problems in volumetric mixers
  • Does not delay set of concrete
  • Very easy to store and ship
  • Prepackaged doses in patented water-soluble Fritz-Pak bags are simple to use

Compatibility

Water Conditioner is compatible with most concrete admixtures. When used with other admixtures, each one must be dispensed separately into the mix.