This article investigates the effects of two types of nanoparticles, OctaMethylOligomericSilsesquioxanes (OMPOSS) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs), in a model epoxy resin. Intumescent phosphorous-based flame-retardant (APP) was also incorporated with the ...Read More
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Carbon foams are novelty materials that have a wide range of applications such as radiators, thermal protection, and fire-resistant cores. The main carbon sources of carbon foams are sucrose, coal, ...Read More
Intumescent epoxy resins are used commercially for fireproofing because of their ability to swell. The swelling action is initiated to shelter the materials beneath the resin from any potential heat ...
Keywords: Epoxy, Fire Protection, Hot Disk, Intumescent epoxy resin, Lumped-parameter kinetic model, resin, Swelling, Thermal Conductivity, thermal degradation, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
This article studies the accuracy of using models to predict the mass loss of four polymers when they are exposed to fire like conditions. The researchers collected material property data; ...Read More
Three reference passive fire protection materials were tested to determine the effect that fire exposure has on their thermophysical properties. It was determined that the thermophysical properties during fire exposure ...
Keywords: Analysis, density, differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, Fire Protection, porosity, TG, Thermal Conductivity, Thermogravimetric, Thermogravimetric (TG) Analysis, Transient Plane Heat SourceRead More
The Effects of Thermophysical Properties and Environmental Conditions on Fire Performance of Intumescent Coatings on Glass Fibre-Reinforced Epoxy Composites
The reaction to fire properties of three commercial coatings designed for steel structures were investigated. The coatings in this study were covering a glass fiber-reinforced epoxy composite. It was determined ...
Keywords: Char Expansion, Coatings, composites, cone calorimeter, Epoxy, Fire Protection, glass, Hot Disk thermal constant analyser, Hot Disk thermal constant analyzer, Intumescent Coatings, Thermal Barrier Properties, Thermal Conductivity, Transient Plane Source TechniqueRead More
Characterization of the carbonization process of expandable graphite/silicone formulations in a simulated fire
Preventing steel from losing its strength during fires is crucial for safe evacuation and effective fire fighting. One of the most common protective coatings applied to steel and other construction ...
Keywords: Coatings, construction, expandable, Fire Protection, Fire Protection Advancements, graphite, High Temperature, High Temperature Analysis and Testing, high temperature performance, Hot Disk TPS 2500 S, Silicone, Thermal Conductivity, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
Author(s): Wasim Khaliq
The high temperature fire resistance of vanadium is not well documented, so its properties are usually approximated to the same as conventional structural steels. The goal of this study is ...
Keywords: Composition, construction, Fire Protection, Fire Resistance, Hot Disk, Specific Heat, steel framed structure, stiffness, strength, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, thermal expansion, thermal response properties, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method, vanadium steelRead More
Intumescent paints protect steel structures from fires by creating insulative foams when heated above a critical temperature. This paper examines the fire resistance capabilities of phenyl silicone coatings in comparison ...Read More
A simplified approach for predicting temperature profile in steel members with locally damaged fire protection
The structural integrity of steel members is jeopardized when fire insulation is partially lost. This paper examined the thermal and mechanical properties of fire insulation under elevated temperatures to further ...
Keywords: building materials, construction, Fire Protection, Fire Resistance, Heat Capacity, Heat Transfer, Hot Disk, Insulation loss, Kapton, Moisture, pcms, phase change materials, Radiation, Sensor, Steel, strength, Structural integrity, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal equilibrium, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More