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Flake ice is a preferred method for cooling concrete on mass pour projects such hydro dams, nuclear power plants, and ready-mix. Flake ice reduces heat generated during the concrete curing process making it the best choice in critical low temperature concrete specifications. North Star can supply the ice production, ice storage, and ice delivery using a conveyor for an efficient concrete cooling system that can be integrated into a batching plant. 

  • Cooling concrete for mass pour projects
  • Regulate temperature controlled concrete to meet specific construction project requirements
  • Temporary flake ice storage for batching plants
  • Deliver flake ice to weigh hoppers and multiple end use points for immediate use
  • Metered delivery for batching plants and different design mixes
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Ice usage with concrete coolingConsiderations

Temperature-controlled concrete is required for most mass pour concrete projects. Concrete is cooled to reduce heat which can compromise the strength and integrity of a structure. Concrete that is kept at the proper temperature will support structurally sound projects and eliminate costly downtime.

Concrete can be cooled using a variety of methods. Flake ice, or a mixture of flake ice and water, is the ideal choice because of its versatility, low cost, and its ability to remove heat quickly.

Greater Cooling Surface Area

North Star flake ice provides over 17,000 square feet (1,600 square meters) of heat transfer surface per ton, so it absorbs heat and cools more quickly and efficiently than other concrete cooling methods.

Thorough Product Mixing 

North Star flake ice is 1/16" (1.5mm) thick, it melts quickly and completely with no delay in mixing time. There are no large ice particles introduced to the mix that could cause voids and rejected concrete.

Better Time Efficiency

North Star ice systems give consistent concrete temperature control with every batch throughout the day. There is no waiting for startup, for containments and iron to cool, or for pumps and compressors to come on line.

Avoid Costly Downtime

If there is a delay in concrete production for any reason, properly stored North Star flake ice does not lose its cooling capacity.

Environmentally Friendly

Unlike water-cooling of aggregate, flake ice production does not produce waste water or require excess water disposal. With North Star systems, all water required for ice making is contained and utilized.

Smaller Foot Print

Compared with cooling aggregate on a belt system or in containments, North Star ice plants require very little space on a construction site.

User-friendly Controls

As temperatures rise from morning to mid-afternoon and cooling requirements increase proportionately, it is easy to control the desired flake ice output. Adjustments with batch specifications can be made with the push of a button. 

Concrete Cooling Success Stories

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Flake ice is a preferred method for cooling concrete on mass pour projects such hydro dams, nuclear power plants, and ready-mix. Flake ice reduces heat generated during the concrete curing process making it the best choice in critical low temperature concrete specifications. North Star can supply the ice production, ice storage, and ice delivery using a conveyor for an efficient concrete cooling system that can be integrated into a batching plant. 

  • Cooling concrete for mass pour projects
  • Regulate temperature controlled concrete to meet specific construction project requirements
  • Temporary flake ice storage for batching plants
  • Deliver flake ice to weigh hoppers and multiple end use points for immediate use
  • Metered delivery for batching plants and different design mixes

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Use the Capacity Calculator below to size the correct ice maker for your project. Download helpful brochures, specification sheets, and other technical data in our Resources Library.

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