Is grout required under base plates?

What Is the Purpose of Grout Under Base Plates? Grout acts like a liquid shim between two surfaces and is used to secure the base plates of heavy machinery to the foundation which allows the machinery to function properly.

How do you grout under base plates?

grouting underneath steelwork and steel baseplates

  1. Step 0 – Shims used to temporarily level baseplate & steelwork.
  2. Step 1 – create a formwork around the baseplate.
  3. step 2 – use a hopper and pour in the grout.
  4. Step 3 – Wait for non-shrink grout to go off then remove formwork.
  5. step 4 – chamfer off corners on exposed edges.

How do you grout a pump?

Effectively communicating the specifications and procedures to the contractor increases the chance for success.

  1. Prepare the Underside.
  2. Remove Equipment from the Baseplate.
  3. Allow Cure Time.
  4. Secure Bolts.
  5. Use Shims & Jack Screws.
  6. Choose Pour Method.
  7. Pour Grout.

What is structural grout used for?

Structural grout is often used in reinforced masonry to fill voids in masonry housing reinforcing steel, securing the steel in place and bonding it to the masonry.

Why do you grout pump bases?

In addition to strength and stiffness, grouting locks the pump base to the foundation, making it heavier. This helps maintain the shaft-to-shaft alignment, reducing wear on the moving parts. Proper alignment minimizes wear on parts, which helps reduce the repair cost down the road for the end user.

What is the purpose of grouting columns?

Concrete grout is used in most column base connections to facilitate the construction process and to ensure that full contact is achieved between the steel plate and the concrete pedestal.

What is an epoxy grout?

Epoxy grout is a unique and popular grout for tiling that does not use Portland cement or water in the mixing process. It features a hardener, pigments, epoxy resin, and silica fillers. Epoxy grout is less porous compared to the cementitious grout.

How strong is structural grout?

Typical compressive strength values are 8,000 psi to 14,000 psi at 28 days, with 1 day strengths in excess of 3,000 psi.

Is grout as strong as concrete?

Grout used in tiling commonly features somewhere between 2,500 and 5,000 PSI, while high-strength grout for use with pre-cast concrete and steel columns can reach 12500 PSI.

What is epoxy grouting?

Can you pump epoxy grout?

While epoxy grouts are almost the universal choice for large reciprocating compressors and other precision machines, depending on the application, pump grouting can be successfully accomplished using either cementitious (inorganic grouts) or epoxy grouts (or other organic grouts).

How thick can you pour grout?

Maximum application thickness (neat without additional aggregate): 150 mm (6 in). Thicker applications are possible with the addition of suitable aggregate. Contact Sika Canada. For anchor bolt/dowel grouting, hole diameter should be 25 mm (1 in) greater than bar diameter.