INORGANIC INTUMESCENT FIRE PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR MARINE USE

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Authors
  1. Veinot, D.E.
  2. Nguyen, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Fire at sea has been called "the ultimate nightmare" and ships' damage control teams have little choice but to respond rapidly and get the situation under control as soon as possible. Fire can spread rapidly throughout a ship by many paths including direct thermal energy transfer through bulkheads and deckheads and along burning electrical cable pathways spreading smoke and toxic fumes which are released from burning materials as the fire grows. The use of materials which are inherently "fire resistant" in ship construction or in retrofitting installed substrates which are vulnerable to fire would provide an added measure of safety during a shipboard fire. This would also reduce the rate of fire growth thus increasing the damage control team response time. This presentation will describe some of the materials' development work, the results of both small and large scale testing, and the potential applications and commercial spin-spinoffs of a non-toxic, non-combustible, inorganic inorganic intumescent fire protective coating that has resulted from the DREA/CRAD R&D effort in firesafe materials. The presentation will include a video taped summary of small and large scale testing of the coating. Some prototype samples of potential commercial products will also be shown.
Report Number
DREA-NAMT-95-5-PAP-2 — CONTAINED IN 99-00779
Date of publication
30 May 1995
Number of Pages
12
DSTKIM No
99-00802
CANDIS No
510366
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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