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- Model No. F-100 - Nonmetallic, Inorganic Grout for Structural and Machine



A nonmetallic, inorganic grout offering significant advantages for structural and machine placement. Engineers and architects concerned with a structural and machine placement that requires grouting are aware of the need for a nonmetallic, inorganic, premixed and dimensionally stable material. Sauereisen's high-early strength Grout No. F-100 meets this need. Sauereisen No. F-100 is composed of inorganic materials of the highest purity - a coarse quartzite aggregate of 99.6% pure silica screened to size for ultimate density. Continuous quality control of raw materials and the finished product results in a grout that is Completely Stable.

Sauereisen Grout No. F-100 will remain volume stable in both wet and dry conditions. It remains stable without cracking or lamination from compressive loading, severe impact, lateral thrust, high heat or continuous vibration.

Metallic grouts contain metal filings which corrode and expand unpredictably under normal conditions. When subjected to wet and dry cycles, metallic grouts expand, crack and stain. Sand and cement grouts mixed from materials of variable quality are known to have different properties from batch to batch, resulting in unpredictable shrinkage. Some grouts contain gas-forming chemicals which expand to compensate for the shrinkage that occurs in the plastic state before hardening. No. F-100 contains no materials which produce corrosion or the evolution of gases. Most of the other nonmetallic and organic-based grouts are not volume stable and eventually shrink.

  • Nonshrinking.
  • Nonmetallic.
  • Develops high early strength.
  • Impact resistant.
  • Flows without pocketing.
  • Excellent bond to metal.
  • Nonconductive.
  • Nonstaining.
  • Safe to use/Nontoxic.
  • Provides a level bearing surface.
  • Can be pumped, vibrated or ready mixed.

Temperature of Working Area
The material should be maintained at 65oF to 85oF for 48 hours prior to beginning work to ensure ease of application.For optimum conditions, maintain a temperature of 60o-90oF on air,substrate, water and Grout No. F-100 during mixing, application and cure.

At temperatures below 60oF, the application becomes more difficult and curing is retarded. Above 90oF, the material working time decreases. It is recommended that the material components be stored in a cooler area prior to mixing.

Shading the substrate and using cold water for mixing is not uncommon for warm weather installations. Special consideration should be taken when elevated temperatures or low humidity conditions are present during application. Consult Sauereisen for recommendations.

Surface Preparation
Grouting is a specialized job which requires early inspection of the work area; therefore, no work should commence until everything is organized for a successful grouting job.

All surfaces to receive No. F-100 Grout must be properly designed and capable of withstanding imposed loads. Surfaces must be free of dust, loose particles, laitance, oil, grease, chemical contaminants and previously applied coatings.

Concrete surfaces which are contaminated with form oils or grease must be chemically cleaned or scarified to remove contaminants prior to beginning recommended surface preparation. Likewise, oil, grease and dirt should be removed from the underside of machinery base plates, equipment and bolts.

Hydroblasting can be utilized to remove laitance, contaminants, or loose particles and to produce a clean hard surface. All standing surface water should be removed prior to applying Sauereisen Grout No. F-100. To ensure maximum adhesion and to prevent dehydration of No. F-100 at substrate interface, the concrete should be thoroughly dampened with water prior to application. If concrete cannot be dampened or an unusual stress condition exists, a concrete bonding agent is recommended. Consult Sauereisen for recommendations.

Set machinery or equipment in place and align in proper position. Coat any leveling shims that will be removed after the grout has hardened with a thin film of grease or wax.

Forms should be constructed of coated wood or metal and anchored firmly. They should be strong enough to retain the grout in place, leakproof and high enough to contain a 'head' of Sauereisen Grout No. F-100 when required. Forms may be removed after 18 hours at 72oF. Lower temperatures will require longer cure periods before removing forms. If forms cannot be made leak tight, mix a 'stiff mud' of No. F-100 and pack around forms where there are leaks.

Mixing should be done mechanically with a slow speed mortar mixer or drill motor with a 'Jiffy' type mixing blade to obtain a uniform consistency. The mixing equipment must be clean and free of Portland cement or other contaminants. The size of the batch will be governed by the area to be covered, the number of workers applying the material, temperature of the area and the speed with which it can be placed.

Place approximately 75% of the required water per mix design into the mortar mixer. Slowly add No. F-100 Grout Powder to the water while mixing. See the following chart for suggested mix ratios.

After two (2) minutes of mixing, add remaining water to material and continue mixing for 2-3 minutes. Always weigh or measure water accurately so that each batch has the same consistency. As with all Portland cement products, it is recommended that the minimum water content be used.

Mix only as much grout as can be placed in 15 to 30 minutes. Clean mixer between each batch. Do not retemper by adding more water and remixing. Grout that has hardened due to delay in placing must be discarded. Also, refrain from adding sand, gravel or other additives. Grout No. F-100 should be used in as stiff a consistency as possible. If an exceptionally flowable mix is needed, a specially formulated additive to improve fluidity, Sauereisen Flow-Aid, is available.

  • Compressive strength (CRD-C-621):
    • 24 Hours: 4,700 psi (330 kg/cm2)
    • 7 Days: 5,600 psi (394 kg/cm2)
    • 28 Days: 8,000 psi (562 kg/cm2)
  • Flexural strength (ASTM C-293): 600 psi (42 kg/cm2)
  • Tensile strength (ASTM C-190): 400 psi (28 kg/cm2)
  • Volume Change, Unconfined (CRD-C-621):
    • 24 Hours:+0.0074%
    • 14 Days: +0.0094%
    • 28 Days: +0.0180%
    • 1 Year: +0.0380%

Physical properties were determined on specimens prepared under laboratory conditions using applicable ASTM procedures. Actual field conditions may vary and yield different results; therefore, data is subject to reasonable deviation. The above properties were obtained using the plastic mix ratio of 4.125 quarts of water to a 50 pound bag of powder.

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