Prices in the national electricity market averaged $87 per megawatt-hour in the first three months of the year, above the level promised by the federal government. Wholesale electricity prices for industry and large businesses have already exceeded the level promised by the federal government, adding another cost pressure to the economy. Prices in the national electricity market averaged $87 per megawatt-hour in the first three months of this year, up more than two-thirds from the December 2021 quarter, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) said recently. That's up 141% from the March 2021 quarter.
Because of the ever-changing international situation, the supply and prices of international bulk concrete foaming agent are still very uncertain.
Foam cement is a new type of lightweight thermal insulation material containing a large number of closed pores. It is to use mechanical method first to concrete foaming agent full foam, and then foam and cement mud even mixing, cast-in-place construction, or through the pumping system of foaming machine molding and become. Finally, after natural conservation, formed.
It belongs to a kind of bubble insulation material. Its outstanding feature is the closed foam hole inside the concrete can make the concrete lightweight, heat preservation, and heat insulation.
Foam Cement Construction Process
Feed the concrete foaming agent into the air compressor to produce foam with a certain tension. Then mix the foam and cement slurry, during this process cement will continue to expand. When the expansion effect reaches the preset ratio the foam cement can be produced.
Usually, the foam cement is used in the field of the ground heating insulation layer, roof insulation layer, and frame structure of the wall filling layer.
For cement, people generally use 32.5R ordinary Portland cement. For the foaming agent, the animal foaming agent is recommended for the insulation industry.
Because in terms of the performance, animal foaming agents can produce independent pores, and the product has high strength. The produced foam cement has light bulk density, uniform distribution of pores, good thermal insulation, permeability, and good sound insulation. Due to the characteristics of continuous bubbles, compared with animal foaming agents, vegetable foaming agents can make foam cement with higher bulk density and poor thermal insulation, and it is inferior to animal foaming agents in impermeability and sound insulation. However, the vegetable foaming agent has the advantages of a large foaming amount and good fluidity and is easier to operate than animal foaming agents in floor heating construction.
It is suggested that foaming agent manufacturers produce foaming agents with different characteristics according to construction needs. For example, for constructing the inclined roof, the pure animal foaming agent is recommended, because its fluidity is poor, and strength is good. For flat roofing and the floor heating construction, the mixed foaming agent is recommended. Because the mixed foaming agent is added a certain botanical composition on the basis of the animal foaming agent, so that the foam multiples, the liquidity increases, and it is easy to level, making it suitable for floor heating construction.
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Southern Copper Corp (SCCO.N) recently said its Peruvian mine remained closed after a six-week standoff with protesters and blamed the Peruvian government for failing to intervene in the safety of its 1,300 workers and their families.
The company said in a statement that a recent agreement to end protests at the Cuajone mine required the company to withdraw complaints against protest leaders because railways transporting minerals and supplies remained blocked. Production has been suspended since the end of February.
Peru's Energy Ministry said in a separate statement that it had also reached an agreement with Southern Copper to start talks to find common ground with local communities.
"If we shut down for a year, the government will stop receiving more than 3.1 billion soles ($830 million) in taxes and royalties, and 8,000 direct and indirect jobs will be lost. This is what we want to avoid, "Southern Copper added in the statement.
Peru has faced a wave of protests from indigenous communities, who accuse mining companies of not providing enough jobs and funding to poor local residents.
Central bank officials said last week that protests against copper mines such as MMG's Las Bambas and Southern Copper's Cuajone were dragging down the economy.
Peru is the world's second-largest copper producer and mining is an important source of tax revenue for the country. It is estimated that the supply and prices of the concrete foaming agent will be influenced by that.
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