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Weight Calculations

 

Weight and yield calculations

 

When using Aerolite Scoria aggregates:
 

1 MT of  typical Aerolite aggregate equals 1.32 cubic meters in volume,

Or I cubic meter of scoria aggregate weighs 0.74 tons.

I MT of typical Aerolite fines products equal 1.02 cubic meters in volume
Or 1 cubic meter of scoria fines weighs 0.99 MT

 

(By comparison for normal dense weight aggregates

I ton of material equals 0.67 cubic meters or 1 cubic meter equals 1.6 tons.

While the fines weight around 1.8 MT per cubic meter)
 

Note: Scoria is a mineral that is quarried only in extinct volcanoes in the southern Victorian area. It is composed of a complex range of different compounds and minerals with a structure that is highly vesicular. It this looks like a rock sponge. The lightest and best of this material is mined in the Anakie area to the south west of Melbourne at two quarries owned by the Aerolite group.

Use of Aggregates for concrete

As a result, normal dense weight aggregates used in normal concrete have a density of around 1650kgs/m3 and produces concrete that weighs 2,500 kgs/m3.

Aerolite material has about half the density of normal basaltic aggregates and produces a concrete that has a finished air-dry density as low as 1600 kg/m3

Use of Aggregates for bulk coverage

To fill a 1 cubic meter hole you only need 0.76 MT of Aerolite's light weight scoria aggregate. To fill the same volume in normal aggregate will take 1.5 MT. This means that if the material has the same bulk price you would require only just over half the weight of scoria as against normal aggregates. Half the material is required, this means a saving of almost 50% in cost

Use of Aerolite Fines products

To fill a 1 cubic meter hole you only need 0.96 MT of Aerolite's light weight scoria fines. To fill the same volume in normal aggregate will take 1.8 MT. This means that if the material has the same bulk price you would require just half the weight of scoria as against normal aggregates. A saving of almost 40% in cost

Weight for different Products
20mm
14mm
10mm
7.0mm
pipe base material
block mix

Weight on dry basis on Kgs/Mt
740
760
820
820
990
990

Contact Details:

Aerolite Quarries Pty Ltd,

Old Boundary Road,

Anakie Victoria 2115

Phone: 03 52 841243

Fax: 03 52 841 395
 

Email:  

kjarvis@aerolite.c

Postal Address:

PO Box 472,

North Geelong, VIC, 3215

AH: 0419874982