LABORATORY EVALUATION OF LINSEED OIL EMULSION AS A CURING AGENT FOR PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE

THE USE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF EMULSIFIED LINSEED OIL AS A CURING MEDIUM FOR PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE AND POSSIBLE SURFACE SEALER ARE INVESTIGATED. COMPARISION TESTS OF THE LINSEED OIL EMULSION AND "OIL-MINERAL SPRINTS SURFACE TREATMENT" WERE RUN CURRENTLY WITH MATERIALS SATISFACTORILY BEING USED ON TEXAS HIGHWAY PROJECTS. IT WAS CONCLUDED FROM THESE STUDIED THAT THE LINSEED OIL EMULSIONS WOULD NOT SATISFY THE MOISTURE RETENTION REQUIREMENTS NOR RUN AND SAG REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY THE TEXAS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS. THE MOISTURE RETENTION WAS LESSENED AND, FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD AFTER APPLICATION, THE SURFACE REMAINED SOFT AND FRIABLE, WATER PERMEABILITY WAS HIGHER THAN ALL OTHER MATERIALS TESTED. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE THAT LINSEED OIL NOT BE USED FOR THE CURING OF CONCRETE AND THAT LINSEED OIL-MINERAL SPIRITS SURFACE TREATMENTS NOT BE APPLIED TO SURFACES WHERE MEMBRANE CURING COMPOUND IS STILL INTACT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • NO 3-06-71-019
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  USA  78701
  • Authors:
    • Kriegel, R F
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1972 12:00AM