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Hydraset-Free

 

 

 

NO. 342

HYDRASET-FREE

NON-CHLORIDE CONCRETE SET ACCELERATOR
Speeds initial setting time...makes mix easier to place...saves time and money

SEALTIGHT HYDRASET-FREE Non-Chloride Concrete Set Accelerator is a ready-to-use, liquid admixture designed to speed initial setting time for concrete and mortar.

Technical Description
SEALTIGHT HYDRASET-FREE Non-Chloride Concrete Set Accelerator is a ready-to-use, liquid admixture. It accelerates initial setting time 1 to 3 times faster than normal for mortar and concrete. HYDRASET-FREE improves workability and strength while it hastens the hydration of cement. It makes the mix easier to place and speeds construction by shortening the initial set and curing time.

Labor and time are saved, because forms and other protection can be removed earlier...and finishing can be initiated. HYDRASET-FREE should not be limited to use during months when temperatures are in the 20 to 45F (-7 to +7C) range. Increased workability and earlier strength are also obtained when temperatures are in the 50 to 65F (10 to 18C) range, because any time the temperature drops below 70F (21C), there is a reduction in the rate of cement hydration. During cold and hot weather applications, follow 305 & 306 recommendations.

Uses
HYDRASET-FREE is recommended for use during cool and cold weather to reduce the risk of frozen mortar and concrete mixes. However, HYDRASET-FREE can be used any time the temperature drops below 70F (21C).

Features and Benefits

bulletAccelerates initial set time 1 to 3 times faster than normal for concrete and mortar
bulletAids in strength development
bulletHastens hydration of cement
bulletIncreases workability or density of mix in colder temperatures
bulletSpeeds construction due to reduced setting and curing time
bulletAllows earlier removal of concrete forms or other protection
bulletPermits earlier finishing
bulletVOC-compliant

Application
HYDRASET-FREE is added directly to the mix water. Reduce the amount of water proportionally to compensate for the liquid addition. For masonry mortar, 2 quarts (1.89 liters) of HYDRASET-FREE for 1 bag of cement should be used. For mortar cements which are 50% Portland Cement and 50% lime, 1/2 the amount, or 1 quart (950 ml) of HYDRASET-FREE is required.

Packaging

5 gallon (18.93 liter) Pails
55 gallon (208.20 liter) Drums

For concrete, the following quantities are recommended:
Temperature Range
Above 70F (21C)
70 to 32F (21-0C)
32 to 25F (0 to-4C)
25 to 20F (-4 to-7C)
Suggested Quantity of HYDRASET-FREE
1 pt. (.47 l) per bag of cement
1 qt. (.95 l) per bag of cement
1 to 1-1/2 qts (.95 to 1.42 l) per bag of cement
2 qts. (1.89 l) per bag of cement

Specifications
ASTM C 494, Types C & E
AASHTO M 194, Type C
Corps of Engineers CRD C 87, Type C

Precautions
HYDRASET-FREE affects only the Portland Cement portion of the mix and is not an antifreeze for the water portion. Protect from freezing. HYDRASET-FREE has no effect on straight lime mortars and should not be used with oxychloride stuccos. Use HYDRASET-FREE directly from the factory-sealed container; do not dilute. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Product container provides complete application information. Read and follow application information and precautions. Refer to Material Safety DataSheet for Complete Health and Safety Information

This information last updated October 2000.




W. R. MEADOWS, INC. warrants that, at the time and place we make shipment, our materials will be of good quality and will conform with our published specifications in force on the date of acceptance of the order. THE FOREGOING WARRANTY SHALL BE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OTHERWISE ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOM OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE. As the exclusive remedy for breach of this Warranty, we will replace defective materials, provided, however, that the buyer examine the materials when received and promptly notify us in writing of any defect before the materials are used or incorporated into a structure. Three (3) months after W. R. MEADOWS, INC. has shipped the materials, all our Warranty and other duties with respect to the quality of the materials delivered shall conclusively be presumed to have been satisfied, all liability therefore terminates, and no action for breach of any such duties may thereafter be commenced. W. R. MEADOWS, INC. shall in no event be liable for consequential damages. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, no warranty is made with respect to materials not manufactured by W. R. MEADOWS, INC. We cannot warranty or in any way guarantee any particular method of use or application of the performance of materials under any particular condition. Neither this Warranty nor our liability may be extended or amended by our salesmen, distributors or representatives, or by our distributor's representatives, or by any sales information or drawings.

 

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