Concrete pumps are very important in the construction sector. They have many different uses. A construction site always has need of one or more concrete pumps. A concrete pump processes concrete so that it can be used in the building sector. A good concrete pump is often loaded onto the back of a truck. The boom pump is very large in size. It is commonly used for the pumping of concrete. The concrete inside a boom pump is liquid in form. This allows it to be pumped easily. The average size of a boom pump is ten to fifteen feet. It is twelve to fourteen feet in diameter across its widest point. It rotates in both directions to allow a thorough mixing of its contents. A boom pump is usually rotated clockwise to allow the concrete to mix. It is then rotated in an anticlockwise direction to allow the contents on the other side of the boom pump to mix. There are two kinds of boom pumps.
Fixing on a truck:
As mentioned above, the size of a boom pump is very large. This means they are hard to carry. They can be carried on the back of a truck. The truck used for carrying a boom pump has to be very powerful. Most trucks that carry boom pumps have a power of two to four hundred horsepower. Even larger trucks might be needed for some boom pumps. A boom pump is cylindrical in size. It has a rotary motor attached to its base. The rotary motor helps to mix concrete with other elements. The cement is mixed with additional amounts of gypsum to convert it into concrete. Concrete is made by mixing gypsum and cement in a rotary mixer. The gypsum is crushed to a powdered form. It is then added to the cement in the boom pump. Sand is also added to add stability to the mixture. The mixture is then rotated for an hour or two. This allows all the contents to mix thoroughly. The resulting mixture is called concrete. This concrete is in the form of a thick paste. Concrete is grey to black in colour. Gravel is also occasionally added to concrete. A boom pump crushes the gravel and allows it to add strength to the mixture.
For mixing concrete:
The main use of a boom pump in Central Coast is for mixing concrete. It also has a secondary use of pumping concrete. The concrete has to be mixed before it can be pumped. Concrete is mixed with water and other contents to convert it into its finished form. A boom pump can turn forty to fifty times a minute in order to mix its contents. This allows the contents to fully fuse with the cement.