SupaGen™ & SupaFoam™
To produce cellular lightweight concrete (CLC) you need a foam generator. A foam generator combines compressed air with a liquid foaming agent to produce a foam. We offer two sizes and the foam concentrate necessary to make the foam.
How to Choose the Correct System Size
Situations arise when a larger foam generator can produce so much foam that it would be overwhelming to inject the foam directly into a small mixer. The reverse of this situation is trying to foam a large mixer with a small foam generator. Foaming time should be limited to 10 minutes per batch. This is especially important if the production of the project is waiting on the mixer to be foamed. Small foam generators just don’t have the capacity to work well with large commercial truck mixers, particularly under the time pressure of production.
Generators can be chosen by comparing the time it takes to fill a typical ready mix truck (8 cu m) assuming a 600 kg/cu m density CLC mix.
Maximum Output @ 0.7 MPa (100 psi) 10 cu m/hr (6 CFM) – Typical Output @ 0.6 MPa (85 psi) 8.5 cu m/hr (5 CFM).
Our smallest generator, the SupaGen™ 6, is a great foam generator for processes where the amount of foamed concrete being mixed in a single batch is 2.3 cu m or less. This would apply to drum mixers which typically have no more than 0.4 cu m capacity. This revolutionary foaming system utilizes compressed air only and does not have electrical components. Each unit is tested and calibrated individually before shipping. The unit requires 17 cu m/hr (10 CFM) free air @ 0.7 MPa (100 psi). To produce 7.6 cu m (10 cu yd) the foaming time is 35 min. 19 sec.
Recommended for small /portable mixers and continuous systems only but not recommended for foaming ready mix trucks
Maximum Output @ 0.7 MPa (100 psi) 32 cu m/hr (19 CFM) – Typical Output @ 0.6 MPa (85 psi) 27 cu m/hr (16 CFM).
This is a system designed to continuously produce 27 cubic meters per hour of foam (16 cubic feet per minute). The operator premixes the foaming agent with water. This machine requires 51 cu m/hr (30 CFM) of free air at 0.7 MPa (100 psi). The compressed air both drives the pump system and foams the treated solution. This system draws 38-46L (10-12 gallons) of working solution per minute from the working solution tank. To produce 7.6 cu m (10 cu yd) the foaming time is 11 min. 22 sec.
A good choice for small/ medium sized mixers and the occasional ready mix truck.
This is highly concentrated where one 19L (5 gallon) pail can last for months. Our SupaFoam™ meets all the requirements of ASTM C 869 when tested according to ASTM C 796.
If you were designing a 921 kg/cu m (57.5 lb/cu ft) density mixture (50% air) you would produce 188 cu m (246 cu yds) of cellular concrete, the equivalent of 25 ready mix trucks full of 921 kg/cu m (57.5 lb/cu ft) cellular concrete. 188 cu m (246 cu yds) of cellular concrete from only one pail of SupaFoam™. Our SupaFoam™ at a dilution ratio of 1:320 produces eight times as much foam per liter as competing products; and, costs less than half as much to use.
Besides producing panels and blocks, our foam generators can also be used to produce the following CLC products: