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About Nevşehir Technical Trip

Within the scope of the technical trip organized by the METU IACES community, examinations were made at BlokBims Integrated Facilities, one of the leading company in the world with the largest BlokBims production. In this context, taking into account the plant activities, the steps from the extraction of pumice (pumice stone) as raw materials to the desired products were examined separately.

 

About pumice/pumice stone

 

  • Pumice / pumice stone is a volcanic aggregate of silicate based glassy and porous structure of volcanic origin. Pumice / pumice stone, which is a natural material, has high heat and sound insulation properties thanks to the pores in its structure.
  • Pumice / pumice stone is light-weight material due to its porous structure.
  • It is known that the pumice/pumice stone minimizes the damages of the fire due to its high melting temperature and not releasing any harmful gases to the environment when melted (it has the property of not flaring, not losing shape and size, and releasing smoke at 1100 ◦C firing temperature for at least 239 minutes).
  • Building elements produced using pumice / pumice stone require less plaster. Because of this property, it is said to be more economical than other building materials.
  • As pumice/pumice stone can absorb high amounts of water vapor, it prevents moisture. In addition, due to its porous structure, it creates natural and healthy spaces that breathe, and do not smell by making natural ventilation.
  • Since BlokBims is produced with only vibration energy, the energy requirement is very low.

 

We would like to thank the IACES community who contributed to the technical trip and BlokBims Inc.

 
BlokBims Inc. official website:

https://www.blokbims.com.tr/

Nevşehir Technical Trip

Nevşehir Technical Trip

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Nevşehir Technical Trip