Sulphate Resistant Cement (SRC)
Sulphate Resistant Cement (SRC) is a specialized cement used in building structures which is immersed and exposed to soil or water for prolonged periods where the sulphate content is high.
Qassim Cement has been producing this type of cement since inception and was crowned with the official mark of quality by the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) through its standard No. SASO-GSO 1914/2009. This made Qassim Cement the first company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to receive the quality certification.
Sulphate Resistant Cement is distinguished from the other types of cement for its lower Tri-calcium Aluminates content. Tri-calcium Aluminates content in cement is responsible for the interaction with the sulfate ions in soil or water that causes the expansion of concrete and the occurrence of cracks
Sulphate Resistant Cement is recommended to be used in the areas where soil contains high proportions of Sulphate.
- Geothermal areas
- Mining and other acidic environments
- Wharfs and marinas, sea walls, dams and reservoirs
- Water and sewage pipelines and treatment plants
- Off-shore platforms
- Bridges and any other submerged structures in tidal and splash zones