Flake ice is a preferred method for cooling concrete on mass pour projects such hydro dams, nuclear power plants, and ready-mix. Flake ice reduces heat generated during the concrete curing process making it the best choice in critical low temperature concrete specifications.
In hot countries, adding flake-ice to the mix helps to cool concrete faster. Around a hundred kilos of flake-ice per cubic metre are needed to produce the extra-high strength concrete required for civil engineering structures (bridges, power stations, dams, tunnels, etc.).