FIRE-SAFE COMPOSITES FOR MARINE APPLICATIONS

Authors
  1. Morchat, R.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) composites offer potential advantages over traditional construction materials; however, they are inherently susceptible to fire damage because of the organic matrix materials used in their produciton. The paper will emphasize aspects related to fire and flammability characteristics and will focus on the following four fire issues: Fire Retardancy - the ability of a material to retard the spread of flame; Smoke and Toxicity - the physiological effects on escape and firefighting activities; Fire Resistance - the ability of the material to retain its structural integrity; and Containment - the ability of a material to act as a fire barrier.
Keywords
Glass reinforced plastics
Date of publication
22 Oct 1992
Number of Pages
7
DSTKIM No
94-00242
CANDIS No
136312
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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