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What is Pumped Concrete?Pumped concrete is the concrete which is transported to heights by means of pumping using concrete pumps. This method is used where large quantity of concrete work is involved at greater height, where other means of transporting is not easy to do. Concrete pumps have been known for more than 50 years. In modern times, large quantities of concrete can be transported by means of pumping through pipelines over appreciable distances, often to locations that may not be easily accessible by other means of delivery.
The system for pumping concrete essentially consists of a hopper into which the concrete is discharged from the mixer, which in turn, feeds the concrete pump itself and finally the delivery pipelines through which the concrete is delivered.
Types of Concrete PumpsThere are basically two types of concrete pumps used for transporting, they are:
- Direct acting concrete pumps
- Squeeze type concrete pumps