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Program Test Instruction of Wewon’s Accelerated Carbonation Chamber

Wewon’s accelerated carbonation chamber is a cutting-edge testing equipment designed for concrete moisture tests, cube testing, and carbon dioxide (CO2) tests. This article aims to provide a comprehensive program test instruction for utilizing Wewon’s accelerated carbonation chamber. With a focus on accelerated carbonation chamber testing procedures, concrete cube tests, and the significance of conducting such tests, this guide aims to enable users to effectively utilize the chamber for accurate and reliable results.

Concrete cube testing is a widely recognized and extensively utilized method for evaluating the quality and reliability of concrete structures. It plays a crucial role in assessing the ability of concrete to bear compressive forces and helps in determining its strength characteristics. The main reasons for carrying out concrete cube tests are as follows:

These tests help evaluate the strength of concrete cubes and provide insights into the durability and load-bearing capacity of the concrete structure. Strength Assessment:
Concrete cube tests allow construction professionals to ensure that the concrete used in a project meets the required specifications and standards. Quality Control:
Concrete cube tests enable the assessment of the concrete’s ability to resist cracks, deformation, and other forms of deterioration under varying conditions. Performance Evaluation:
In case of noticeable issues or defects in the concrete structure, cube testing helps identify potential causes and inconsistencies in the material. Troubleshooting Note:
Program Test: During the test, the target set temperature and humidity at each stage can be changed. 4.1 Home Screen (PROG)
Figure [4-1] Program Stop Screen
Figure [4-1] Program Stop Screen
Figure [4-2] Program Running Screen
Figure [4-2] Program Running Screen
Item Name Name Description
Main Switch to the main screen.
Temp Humi Temperature, Humidity: Display the current temperature and humidity measurement values.
Setting Value: Display the current temperature and humidity setting value.
Power value: Displays the output power of the current temperature and humidity.
Run Signal Displays the current test running signal.
☞ If the number turns red, it indicates a running signal (corresponding to relay action)
Run Time Displays the running time of the current experiment.
Time Left Displays the remaining time of the current test section.
System Time Displays the current system date and time.
Test running: Indicates that the current test is running.
Test Stop: Indicates that the current test is being stopped.
CO2 CO2: Display the current CO2 value.
Setting Value: Displays the current CO2 setting value.
Power Value: Displays the current CO2 output power.
Program Status Display Program Number: Displays the currently selected program number.
Segment Number: displays the current segment number.
Number of Cycles: Displays the current number of cycles.
Segment Number of Loops: Displays the number of loops of the current segment.
Set Click to enter the editing screen. Please refer to [3.1] for specific settings.
Graph Click to enter the curve screen. Please refer to [3.2] for specific settings.
Hold Maintain current program status.
Jump Skip to the next program.
Start/Stop White fonts show running–indicates that the test is stopped.
The red font shows Stop – indicating the test running status.
Figure [4-2] Program Editing Screen
Figure [4-2] Program Editing Screen
4.2 Program Edit
Item Name Name Description
Back Return to the program test screen.
Program No Program Number: Enter the number of the set program group. (Maximum support for 120 groups)
Partial Cycle Settings: Click to enter partial cycle settings.
☞ For detailed settings, please refer to [3-2-1]
(Please select a segment before operation. The selected segment will be deleted after execution)
Program Name Program Name: Edit the program name.
Loop: Set the total loop of the program.
Connection: The connection program number can be set.
(If the connection is set to 003, it means that after the current 001 program is completed, it will be connected to the 003 program to run)
Program Edit Number No: Segment number.
Temperature: Target temperature setpoint for the segment.
Humidity: Target humidity setpoint for the segment.
CO2: Target humidity set value for the segment.
Click the temperature, humidity, and CO2 modes to switch modes, and the program monitoring screen runs the selected program mode.
Time: The execution time of the segment. (☞ Setting -0.01 will not run this section)
Wait Click to enter the program standby settings. ☞ For detailed settings, please refer to [3-2-1]
Click to page up Click to page up.
Click to page down Click to page down.
Figure [4-3] Segment Cycle Setting
Figure [4-3] Segment Cycle Setting
4.2.1 Segment Loop Settings
Item Name Name Description
No Set the program number to be executed in a loop.
Start Segment Set the program segment that starts the partial loop operation in the programmed program.
End Segment Set the program segment that terminates part of the loop in the set program.
Repeat Set the number of loops for the part of the program that has been set to run repeatedly.
Things to note when setting up partial loops:
(1) The start and end segment numbers cannot exceed the maximum segment number in the current program.
(2) The starting segment number cannot be greater than or equal to the ending segment number.
(3) If the end segment number is not 0, the start segment number cannot be set to 0 either.
(4) If you do not use this part of the loop, please set the start and end segment numbers to 0, and the number of loops to 0.
(5) If this part of the loop is used, the start and end numbers are not 0, and the minimum number of times is set to 1
Sample 1 1. If some loop settings are as follows:
Partial loop (number 1): Start: 02, End: 03, Loop: 02
Partial loop (number 2): Start: 01, End: 04, Loop: 02
Partial loop execution effect: 01 02 03 02 03 01 02 03 04 01 02 03 04……
Sample 2 2. If some loop settings are as follows:
Partial loop (number 1): Start: 01, End: 04, Loop: 02
Partial loop (number 2): Start: 02, End: 03, Loop: 02
Partial cycle execution effect: 01 02 03 04 01 02 03 04 02 03 02 03…
Sample 3 3. If some loop settings are as follows:
Partial Loop (1): Start: 01, End: 03, Loop: 02
Partial Loop (2): Start: 02, End: 06, Loop: 02
Partial cycle execution effect: 01 02 03 01 02 03 02 03 04 05 06 02 03 04 05 06…
Figure [4-4] Program Standby Setting
Figure [4-4] Program Standby Setting
4.2.2 Standby Settings
Item Name Name Description
Wait Mode Standby setting switch.
Temp Zone Set the temperature standby range.
Humi Zone Set the humidity standby range.
Wait Time Set standby time.
Sample 1 “1. Select “On” for the standby setting, set the temperature area to 1℃, and set the humidity area to 1%.
After the program starts running, when the temperature reaches ±1℃ of the set value and the humidity reaches ±1%, the remaining time of the segment will start to be counted. “
Sample 2 “2. Select “Off” for the standby setting.
Regardless of the temperature and humidity zone settings, the timer starts as soon as it is run. “
☞ Refer to 3.3 Fixed Value Curve 4.2.3 Curve Settings

The accelerated carbonation chamber is a specialized testing equipment that replicates the long-term environmental conditions experienced by concrete structures. It facilitates the rapid assessment of concrete’s resistance to carbonation, a key factor affecting its durability. The chamber exposes concrete samples to controlled levels of carbon dioxide, simulating real-world conditions over an accelerated timeframe.

By utilizing Wewon’s accelerated carbonation chamber, concrete moisture tests can be conducted alongside cube testing and carbon dioxide tests. The chamber’s precise control of variables, such as temperature, humidity, and CO2 concentration, ensures accurate and repeatable results. It enables researchers, engineers, and quality assurance professionals to evaluate the performance and long-term durability of concrete specimens, helping improve construction practices and material selection.

Wewon’s Accelerated Carbonation Chamber offers a comprehensive solution for conducting program tests, accelerated carbonation testing, accelerated carbonation testing, and carbon dioxide exposure. By following the recommended procedures and employing the chamber’s advanced functionalities, professionals can obtain reliable and precise results for assessing concrete quality, strength, and resistance to carbonation. These tests play a crucial role in ensuring the durability and longevity of concrete structures, contributing to safer and more sustainable construction practices.

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