When it comes to fresh benefits, a little liquid nitrogen can go a long way.

February 16, 2021 | NITROcrete Staff

When you think of liquid nitrogen and concrete, what comes to mind? Mass concrete? Systems that involve inserting equipment into trucks? Or a complex Rube Goldberg Machine-like system added to a concrete plant?

If so, it’s time to take another look.

While the industry has used liquid nitrogen for concrete applications for decades, new technologies from NITROcrete take a fresh approach: apply the nitrogen directly to the aggregate. No magic wands. No three-ring circus. Simply cold rocks and precision automation controlled from a turn-key system.

New Technology, Fresh Benefits

Beyond cooling, contractors gain powerful benefits from a light dose of 6 gal/yard.

With only 6 gallons of liquid nitrogen added per yard, testing showed how customers can:

Improve workability 1/2 inch slump increase
Minimize plastic shrinkage cracking 23% decrease in evaporation rate
Gain better finishability 15% less effort

By lowering concrete temperature, producers gain fresh concrete benefits and long-term confidence—without adding anything else.

Learn more about this research:

Workability Research

Research on workability and slump retention related to concrete evaporation rate. Read more about R&D’s latest workability research.

Finishability Research

NITROcrete has long heard about fresh benefits of easier finishability from finishing crews and contractors. Curious to know more about the science behind this benefit, our engineers developed a testing method to quantify finishability.

Read more about R&D’s approach.

About NITROcrete™

NITROcrete is the world leader in concrete temperature control. In 2012, what started as a jobsite problem for a partner evolved into a solution that is revolutionizing the concrete industry. The team listened, tested, developed prototypes, and made adjustments. Then they listened more, tested more, and in 2017, after 5 years of R&D, they introduced NITROcrete, a comprehensive concrete solution born directly out of the concrete industry.

The largest concrete companies in the world now use NITROcrete to simplify their processes, streamline their operations, and grow their bottom lines. NITROcrete provides a comprehensive concrete solution–cooling, system management, and support–which gives its worldwide industry partners unmatched efficiency, control, and peace of mind.