I am lining a below-ground conical shaped excavation with shotcrete. Dimensions are approximately 90 ft (27.4 m) diameter by 45 ft (13.7 m) depth. Sand will be moved in and out of the container daily. Temperature range is 590 to 740 °F (310 to 393 °C). Can you tell me if a mixture is available that can meet the following specific conditions: Withstand the temperature ranges noted above without spalling, cracking, etc.; and Resist abrasion assuming hot sand is flowing over the surface area daily?
You certainly have adverse conditions to work with! There are products on the market based on calcium aluminate cements that will tolerate the temperatures you mention and are durable. These products can be placed using the shotcrete process. A list of companies who supply this product can be found at www.shotcreteweb.wpengine.com/pages/products-services-information/buyers-guide/.
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