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Keyword: Fire Protection

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Behavior of intumescent epoxy resins in fireproofing applications

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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 ...

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Performance Assessment of Passive Fire Protection Materials

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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 ...

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The Effects of Thermophysical Properties and Environmental Conditions on Fire Performance of Intumescent Coatings on Glass Fibre-Reinforced Epoxy Composites

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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 ...

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Characterization of the carbonization process of expandable graphite/silicone formulations in a simulated fire

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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 ...

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High temperature thermal properties of vanadium steel 

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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 ...

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A simplified approach for predicting temperature profile in steel members with locally damaged fire protection

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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 ...

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Determining thermal properties of gypsum board at elevated temperatures 

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Gypsum board is a building material that shrinks and cracks at high temperatures, which compromises the structural integrity of buildings during fires. Researchers in this study set out to determine ...

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Review of the high temperature mechanical and thermal properties of the steels used in cold formed steel structures – The case of the S280 Gd+Z steel

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The mechanical and thermal properties of structural steel were examined at ambient and high temperature to evaluate the predictive models of current design codes. Tensile coupon tests were performed to ...

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Combination of Transient Plane Source and Slug Calorimeter Measurements to Estimate the Thermal Properties of Fire Resistive Materials

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Using a combination of transient plane source (TPS) technique and slug calorimetry, 4 commercially available fire resistive materials (FRMs) are studied from room temperature to 1000°C. The materials studied in this ...

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