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  • Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate LECA Production

    Definition light expanded clay aggregate or expanded clay aggregate LECA or ECA also called ceramic pellet is one of the most popular lightweight aggregate made by sintering clay in a rotary kiln to about 1200 C Raw materials amp applications there are various types of lightweight expanded clay aggregate and the main materials are the

  • Structural Lightweight Concrete Mix Expapded clay aggregate

    Explaining Light Expanded Clay Aggregate For Structural Lightweight Concrete LECA ECA is a class of lightweight aggregates made from clay and is used as a lightweight construction material Light expanded clay aggregate is made in a rotary kiln which is heated to a temperature of more than 1200 C The process of creating light

  • What Is Lightweight Aggregate Concrete And Its Uses

    The lightweight aggregate is a kind of coarse aggregate which is used in the production of lightweight concrete products like concrete block structural concrete and pavement The shape of the lightweight aggregate used in concrete can be cubical rounded angular or of any other shapeThe shape and texture can directly affect its workability The compressive strength level which is

  • How Stalite Lightweight Aggregate found the right wash

    Nov 22 2019 Most lightweight aggregate is made by heating shale or clay Stalites product starts with slate a hard metamorphic rock resulting in stronger product with a 6 percent absorption value after a 24hour soak Compare that to the 15 to 30 percent absorption values of lightweight aggregate derived from shale and clay

  • Rotary Kilns in Expanded Clay Aggregate Production

    3D Model of a directfired rotary kiln Why Clay as a Lightweight Aggregate Like many lightweight aggregates LWA the use of expanded clays can provide a wide range of both economic and environmental benefits Economic Benefits The use of lightweight aggregates offers many economic incentives including

  • Lightweight Aggregate Concrete LWAC

    This paper analyzes a composite timberlightweight aggregate concrete structure The basic girder is a Tcross section with the web made of glulam and flange made of lightweight concrete with expanded clay aggregate Liapor The two materials are coupled by means of mechanical fasteners allowing joint action of the composite section

  • Production of expandedclay aggregate for lightweight

    Aug 01 2004 A technology of processing nonselfbloating clays into expandedclay aggregate fillers for lightweight concrete in a meltingconverter with submerged combustion was developed tested and implemented in the building industry

  • What is Lightweight Concrete its 6 Types Uses amp

    Jul 15 2020 Lightweight concrete is made with lightweight coarse aggregates such as clay slate or shale which give it its characteristic low density Lightweight concrete involves an expanding agent that increases the volume of the mixture while giving additional qualities like decreases the dead weight

  • PDF Structural concrete using expanded clay aggregate

    Expansive Clay aggreg ate concretes have the 28day compr essive strengths in the range of 23 60 MPa with densities in the range of 12902044 kgm3 The durability properties of the Expansiv e

  • Production of Expanded ClayAggregate for Lightweight

    A technology of processing nonselfbloating clays into expandedclay aggregate fillers for lightweight concrete in a meltingconverter with submerged combustion was developed tested and

  • Production Leca174 UK Lightweight Aggregate

    leca production creates a ceramic lightweight aggregate produced by expanding selected clays in a rotary kiln at temperatures over 1150 c Certain clays of particular composition expand when subjected to melting point temperatures due to the gasses released from within the clay compound and this is the effect created during Leca production

  • STRUCTURE magazine Is Lightweight Concrete All Wet

    Normalweight aggregates are typically natural crushed stone whereas lightweight aggregates are produced by heating clay shale or slate in a rotary kiln at temperatures on the order of 2000 F At these temperatures the aggregates expand and develop a network of interconnected internal pores Figure 1 ranging in size from 5 to 300 microns

  • Spent Coffee Grounds in the Production of Lightweight Clay

    This paper presents an innovative application for spent coffee grounds SCGs used as filler for the formulation of lightweight clay ceramic aggregates LWA LWA can be used for urban and agricultural purposes as a sustainable solution Spent coffee grounds were tested as a pore forming agent partially acting as a replacement for red clay in material formulation before firing Substitutions

  • Aggregates for Concrete Memphis

    Aggregates of expanded shale clay slate and slag Fig 53 are used to produce structural lightweight concrete with a freshly mixed density ranging from about 1350 to 1850 kgm 3 90 to 120 lbft 3 Other lightweight materials such as pumice scoria perlite vermiculite and

  • Construction Products Arcosa

    Largest producer of rotary kiln expanded shale and clay lightweight aggregate in North America with production facilities in California Colorado Texas Louisiana Alabama Kentucky Indiana and Arkansas Rotary kiln expanded shale and clay lightweight aggregates are used for road and bridge construction and structural lightweight concrete


    Some of the natural light weight aggregates are pumice diatomite scoria volcanic cinders saw Bloated clay by its commercial name LECA Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate is an aggregate made by expanding clay at average temperature of 1200 C in rotary kiln LECA is usually produced from 01 mm up to 25 mm and


    85perlite aggregate and 15clay by volume seems to produce a good combination of lightness and durability A sample batch would be 418gr 4000 cc of perlite aggregate 381 gr 706cc of greenstripe and 950gr 950cc of water Any multiple of these proportions could be used If you used a heavier clay