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Technical Support

Optical Microscopy

Optical Microscopy

At Irish Cement a Key Element of Our Quality Policy is to Provide:

  • Comprehensive technical product support to our customers
  • A wide-ranging advisory service on all aspects of the use and application of cement and concrete in Irish building and civil engineering practice.

Technical support to customers is provided by civil engineers with broad practical experience of cement and concrete technology. Advisory engineers are familiar with ongoing advances in concrete technology and with developments in standards, specifications and building practice in Ireland, the U.K. and Europe.

Engineers are available at all times to undertake troubleshooting assignments for customers either in their production plants or on construction sites.

R&D Support

Backed-up by our central laboratory and our research and development teams, cement and concrete technology issues can be quickly investigated and solutions provided. This resource also offers a facility for analysis of mortars and concrete, including optical microscopy, as an in-depth tool for problem investigation and resolution.

Thermogravimetric and calorimetric analyses are also employed to evaluate issues such as cement admixture performance and to assist in resolving customers’ queries on a range of applications. Typical investigations carried out for customers relate to strength development, durability, retardation/early stiffening in concrete or mortar.

With years of practical experience of the use of cement in Irish concrete practice to draw on, our advisory team can quickly provide solutions to enhance our customers’ business.

Advisory Leaflets

Advisory leaflets are readily available covering the most common uses of concrete around the house or on the farm.

Click on the links below to download our advisory leaflets in pdf format.

Irish Cement

Mixing & Placing Concrete
Using Irish Cement

PDF 1940KB

Irish Cement

Blockwork & Plastering
Using Irish Cement

PDF 3100KB

Irish Cement

Precast Concrete Paving
Using Irish Cement

PDF 4590KB

Irish Cement

Floor Screeds
Using Irish Cement

PDF 1038KB

Irish Cement

Concrete on the Farm
Using Irish Cement

PDF 1065KB

Irish Cement

Cement Silos
Using Irish Cement

PDF 1270KB

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

Download certifications, advisory leaflets and other data in PDF format.