Grinding aid / pack set inhibitor
TAVERO® HEA2® is an aqueous solution of an amine acetate salt with the following specifications:
Specific Gravity: 1.145 - 1.175
Insolubles: 0.1% max.
pH: 8 - 10
Viscosity: 33 cps @ 21°C
Foaming Tendency: None
TAVERO® HEA2® is one of the most effective dispersants yet developed for use as a grinding aid/pack set inhibitor for portland cement and other hydraulic cements.
TAVERO® HEA2® greatly improves the efficiency of the grinding process by reducing the surface energy forces which cause agglomeration of the newly fractured cement particles. TAVERO® HEA2® is effective in both open circuit and closed circuit cement mills.
Increased mill output at same cement fineness
More than 30 years of industrial TAVERO® HEA2® usage at cement plants in America, Europe and Asia-Pacific indicate the following typical production increases:
Output Increase (%)
|2700 - 3100
|8 - 15
|3100 - 3500
|10 - 20
|3500 - 4000
|12 - 25
|4000 - 5000
|15 - 30
|20 - 40
Reduced grinding costs
The increased mill output with TAVERO® HEA2® at same cement fineness and energy consumption provides savings through lower grinding costs per ton of cement.
Higher cement strengths
ASTM test data shows that TAVERO® HEA2® significantly increases compressive and flexural strengths of cements, particularly at early ages. Increases as high as 25% are not uncommon; however the average of all tests for all ages is 10%.
Increased cement flowability
The dry dispersive action of TAVERO® HEA2® results in vast improvements in cement flowability characteristics. A marked reduction of pack set or “silo set” is also noticeable for TAVERO® HEA2® treated cements.The improved flowability of cements with TAVERO® HEA2® results in faster loading and unloading times of bulk tankers. Capacities of pneumatic conveying equipment are also increased.
The improved flowability of cements with HEA2 results in faster loading and unloading times of bulk tankers. Capacities of pneumatic conveying equipment are also increased.
|Pack Set Pumping Rate
|Index In Tons/Hour
A test method for assessing the pack set index (stickiness) of cements is available upon request. Typical information establishing the correlation between pack set index and flowability of cement was shown in a study where pack set indices versus pumping rates, through a 1,500m Fuller Kinyon line, were measured and compared.
Controlled set times
Special HEA2 formulations designed to extend cement setting times are available through your local GCP representative.
TAVERO® HEA2® may be dispensed as received. However, dilution with 5 parts water or more is recommended to ensure greater proportioning accuracy and better additive distribution. Suitable dispensing pumps with adjustable flow rates should be used for optimum performance. Diluted TAVERO® HEA2® may be added onto the clinker conveyor belt or sprayed into the mills first compartment.
Greater bulk density
TAVERO® HEA2® increases the bulk density of cement by up to five percent, providing increased storage capacities of silos and bulk carriers.
EA2 typical dosage rates will vary from 0.01% - 0.05% by weight of cement for Types I & II cements and 0.04% - 0.08% by weight of cement for Type III cements.
|Blaine Surface Area (cm2 /g)
|TAVERO® HEA2® Dosage Rate % By Weight Of Cement
|2700 - 3500
|0.01 - 0.02
|3500 - 4500
|0.02 - 0.04
|0.04 - 0.06
GCP grinding aids should be accurately proportioned through a calibrated dosing system, suitable for the cement mill and output required.
Approved for use under ASTM C 465 specification as a non- harmful processing addition, TAVERO® HEA2® has been thoroughly tested and is widely used in the cement industry.
TAVERO® HEA2® is supplied in 210L drums, or in bulk by tanker trucks. It contains no flammable materials.
Protect from freezing. Once frozen, the product should be thawed out slowly and re-mixed thoroughly prior to use. Shelf life is minimum 12 months in manufacturer’s containers.
Field Engineers from GCP Applied Technologies are available to assist in laboratory and mill test evaluations of TAVERO® HEA2® . Complete testing equipment and methods for analysing mill performance and pack set index are also available during plant trials.
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Last Updated: 2022-01-28