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INTUMESCENT “INSTANT FIREWALLS” FOR LOW-COST FIRE PROTECTION

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Author(s)

Ginger Bennett

Abstract

Intumescent materials respond to impingement of a fire by swelling and forming a protective char that physically and thermally protects the structure. Intumescent materials have been used (or investigated for use) in various military platforms for all three Services. Trade-offs must be made between the various features and requirements most important to the platform. The objective of this project is to demonstrate (in a full-scale or aircraft article) and optimize the utilization of intumescent technologies to form "instant firewalls" to control, contain, and manage damage-related fires in compartments. The effort will also identify and evaluate the potential for use on unmanned aerial vehicles and other customers needing low-cost protection. This project will build on the results of a previous study performed for the Next Generation Fire Suppression Technology Program (NGP).
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 984-4
Report Number
984-4

Citation

Bennett, G. (2002), INTUMESCENT “INSTANT FIREWALLS” FOR LOW-COST FIRE PROTECTION, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=909436 (Accessed October 6, 2022)
Created January 1, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017