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DIVISION THREE - CONCRETE WORKS CONCRETE BATCH PLANT AND DELIVERY 1 GENERAL 1.1 Introduction This specification provides the requirements for production and delivery of ready-mixed concrete. 1.2 Purpose This specification provides the requirements batch plant for production and delivery of ready-mixed concrete which includes: Facilities for receiving, storing, handling, cleaning and proportioning materials required to produce concrete. Delivering concrete in appropriate transporting system to various areas of jobsite. 1.3 Definitions For the purposes of this specification the following definitions shall apply: COMPANY - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). COMPANY - The party that carries out all or part of the design, engineering, procurement, construction and management of the total project. PROJECT - Replace SHALL - Indicates a mandatory requirement. CONTRACTOR - The party that performs the work for the batch plant. VENDOR - The party that supplies all materials to perform duties specified by the CONTRACTOR. 2 CODES AND STANDARDS The following codes and standards to the extent specified herein, form a part of this specification. When an edition date is not indicated for a code or standard, the latest edition in force at the time of CONTRACTORS proposal submittal shall apply.

American Concrete Institute (ACI): ACI 304R Guide for Measuring, Mixing, Transportation and Placing Concrete

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): ASTM C94 Standard Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA): NRMCA QC 3 Quality Control Manual: Section 3, Plant Certifications Checklist: Certification of Ready- Mixed Concrete Production Facilities

International Organization for Standardization (ISO): ISO-9001 ISO-9003 ISO-9004 Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production, Installation and Servicing Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Final Inspection and Test Quality Management and Quality System Elements - Guidelines

DOCUMENT PRECEDENCE It shall be the CONTRACTORS responsibility to be, or to become, knowledgeable of the requirements of the referenced Codes and Standards. The CONTRACTOR shall notify the COMPANY of any apparent conflict between this specification, the codes and Standards and any other Project Specification noted herein. Resolution and/or interpretation of precedence shall be obtained from the COMPANY in writing before proceeding with the work. In case of a conflict, the order of precedence shall be: Purchase Order or Contract Project Specifications and Standards Industry Codes and Standards

SPECIFICATION DEVIATION/CONCESSION CONTROL Any technical deviations to the Purchase Order and its attachments including, but not limited to, the Project Specifications shall be sought by the CONTRACTOR only through CONCESSION REQUEST format. CONCESSION REQUESTS require the COMPANY'S review/approval prior to the proposed technical changes being implemented. Technical changes implemented prior to approval are subject to rejection.

Any substitution of material as an approved equal must have prior written approval by the contractor through CONCESSION REQUEST format. The VENDOR shall include catalog samples (if applicable) and the test data required for proper engineering evaluation. 5 QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL The CONTRACTOR shall have in effect at all times, a QA/QC program which clearly establishes the authority and responsibility of those responsible for the quality system. Persons performing quality functions shall have sufficient and well defined authority to enforce quality requirements that initiate, identity, recommend and provide solutions to quality problems and verify the effectiveness of the corrective action. CONTRACTOR'S proposed quality system shall fully satisfy all the elements of ISO 9001, Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production, Installation and Servicing; ISO 9003 - Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Final Inspection and Test; and ISO 9004, "Quality Management and Quality System Elements - Guidelines". The quality systems shall provide for the planned and systematic control of all qualityrelated activities performed during execution of the work. Implementation of the system shall be in accordance with the CONTRACTOR'S Quality Manual and Project Specific Quality Plan, which shall both together with all related/referenced procedures be submitted to the COMPANY for review, comment and approval. The COMPANY reserves the right to inspect materials and workmanship at all stages of concrete production and delivery and to witness any or all tests. The CONTRACTOR, 30 days after award, but prior to the pre-inspection meeting, shall provide the COMPANY with a copy of the Inspection plan for review and inclusion of any mandatory COMPANY witness points. 6 DOCUMENTATION The Batch Plant CONTRACTOR shall submit the following in accordance with the Vendor Drawing and Data requirements section of the Purchase Order/ Subcontract: Overall plant layout, batch plant system description, equipment and operational details including automation, computerization, concrete transportation mixer truck operation and operator qualifications. All records and reports as described in Sections 13.0 and 14.0 respectively Batch tickets 7 BATCH PLANT The batch plant, including storage facilities, and delivery trucks shall meet the requirements of ASTM C94 and ACI 304R Chapters 2, 3, and 4. The batch plant,

including storage facilities, and delivery trucks shall be capable of producing quality concrete, and shall be able to become certified in accordance with the certification process of NRMCA QC 3. The CONTRACTOR shall be fully responsible for the quality of the concrete, up to the discharge end of the delivery equipment chute. The batch plant shall include, but not be limited to: Full automation Full computerization Full segregation of materials Shaded and covered areas for materials to prevent contamination by rain, dirt, sand, mud, air borne chlorides, dust and other contaminants Facilities for washing and cleaning materials with adequate drainage Automatic compensation for moisture in fine aggregate Adequate ice and chilled water plants with automatic feeding lines Adequate production capacity Back up facilities (which may be as great as 100% for certain situations) Ability to provide computer print out of mix design together with actual mix Ability to provide computer calculation and print out of actual water/cement ratio

The CONTRACTOR shall ensure that the concrete is mixed in a fully automatic computerized batching plant. The mixing plant capacity shall be selected to ensure that the required maximum production can be comfortably achieved. The weights of fine and coarse aggregates shall be automatically adjusted to allow for any free water contained in them. Accordingly, the amount of water to be added shall be reduced by this amount of free water contained in the aggregates. The quantities of all materials for concrete shall be charged to the pan by weight (water by volume). Admixtures that have been approved as part of the mix design shall be added by approved automatic dosing equipment capable of feeding fixed quantities into the mixing water before the water is charged into the mixer. The measuring equipment shall be maintained in a clean, serviceable condition. Mixing shall continue until uniform distribution of materials and uniformity of consistency and color is obtained. The CONTRACTOR shall ensure that the materials used for each batch in the mixer do not exceed the manufacturer's rated capacity for the machine. The machine shall be kept clean, free of any residual material after depositing each batch of concrete and the mixer pan drum shall be washed and cleaned out immediately following the completion of each concreting operation. The batch plant shall be able to provide a computer printout batch ticket of the following for each truck:

Serial number of ticket Date Truck number Grade of concrete Amount of concrete Amount of cement and slag Information necessary to calculate total mixing water added (free water on aggregates, water, and ice batched at plant) Type, brand, and amount of admixtures Weights of fine and coarse aggregate Time loaded or time of first mixing of cement and aggregates Reading of revolution counter at the first addition of water Time and reading of revolution counter at the time of the start of discharge of the load of concrete Unique location identification as provided by the structure number and concrete placement number Signature or initials of batch plant representative

MATERIALS All materials required for the production of ready-mixed concrete shall in accordance with Project Specification 03300, Cast in Place Concrete. All materials must be selected from the approved sources identified in Project Specification 03300 , Cast in Place Concrete. The CONTRACTOR shall record on a daily basis the quantity of materials received. Records shall be maintained to indicate: - VENDORS details pertaining to cement and admixtures, and test data of aggregates and sands - Fully detailed data sheets showing all chemical and physical information - Recent test results (not older than three months) - Details of VENDORS Quality Assurance System - Details of VENDORS Quality Control procedures

MATERIAL STORAGE AND HANDLING 9.1 Cement Storage Cement storage shall afford easy access for inspection and identification of each shipment in accordance with test reports. It shall be used in the order in which it is delivered to the site. Bagged cement shall be transported to the batchplant in the VENDORS original sealed bags or containers and shall be stored in a dry, weathertight, properly ventilated covered structure, with adequate provisions for preventing the absorption of moisture, and raised at least 150 mm off the

floor to prevent deterioration. The storage shall be large enough to allow sufficient cement to be kept to allow continuity of work. Not more than 10 small bags or 3 Big Bags shall be piled one on top of the other while stored at site. Suitable shading shall be provided to limit the temperature to 40 C. Temperature of cement stored in bulk silos shall not exceed 75 C. No cement shall be stored on site for more than three months. 9.2 Storage of Aggregates The concrete plant shall at all times maintain sufficient quantities of each type of aggregate to ensure continuity of work. Each type and grade of aggregate shall be stored separately in bins, in such a manner that segregation of the various size particles shall not occur. The floors of the bins shall be of concrete or other approved material having sufficient slope to ensure adequate drainage of aggregates before being used for concreting. Strict precautions shall be taken to avoid contamination of aggregates by wind blown dust, chlorides, etc. Suitable shading shall be provided to control the temperature and any contaminations, especially chlorides. Storage bins shall be emptied and cleaned at regular intervals.


CONCRETE DELIVERY Delivery Trucks shall be of revolving drum type, watertight, and so constructed that the concrete can be conveyed and discharged into the pumps at site maintaining the uniform distribution of materials throughout the mass. The drum shall be painted white and kept clean to ensure maximum reflectivity. The maximum size of batch in truck mixers shall not exceed the maximum rated capacity of the mixer as stated by the MANUFACTURER and stamped in metal on the mixer. On no account shall water from the concrete truck be used in the mix. Concrete trucks shall have their water tanks completely disconnected from the drum. Concrete temperature, when discharged in the formwork, shall not be more than 30 C. For thick elements the temperature shall be less than 24 C. Thick elements shall be defined as any concrete member that has both plan and cross sectional dimensions exceeding one meter, and containing a total volume exceeding six cubic meters.


FACILITIES INSPECTION AND CALIBRATION At intervals not exceeding 90 days, all scales, volumetric devices, and dispensers of the batch plant shall be inspected and calibrated. The accuracy of the measuring equipment shall be within 3%. At intervals not exceeding 90 days revolution counters shall be inspected and calibrated prior to use for hauling or mixing concrete. At intervals not exceeding 90 days, the batch plant mixers and mixer trucks shall be visually examined to detect changes in condition due to accumulation of hardened concrete and examined to detect wear of blades. Mixer blades shall be replaced when they have lost 10% of their original height in accordance with NRMCA QC3. Restrictions shall conform to requirements of ASTM C94.


RECORDS Records shall be maintained for the following: Material certification reports received with all delivered materials (cement, slag, aggregate, and admixtures), as described in Section 9.0. Originals of these documents shall be sent to the testing laboratory for retention. Copies of these documents shall be retained at the batch plant. Required testing of materials at the batch plant as set forth in Project Specification, DGS-CU-016, Testing Laboratory. Copies of these test reports shall be retained at the batch plant, originals of these test reports shall be retained by the testing laboratory. Records of maintenance of all batch plant and delivery equipment based on MANUFACTURER'S recommendations on a 90 day basis. Records of all required inspections and calibrations, as described in Section 12.0.


REPORTS The CONTRACTOR shall provide a detailed weekly summary report to the COMPANY pertaining, but not limited to, the following: All aspects of material acquisition, transporting, storage, handling, batching, production of concrete and transportation of the concrete to the jobsite. The operating aspects of plant equipment, computerization and any problems encountered during the production of concrete.

The liaison aspects of CONTRACTORS work with the mix design specialist and the testing laboratory. Deviations in concrete mix production from the approved mix design and documentation.