Fire performance evaluation of different resins for potential application in fire resistant structural marine composites

Kandola, Baljinder K. ORCID: 0000-0002-3621-3724 and Krishnan, Latha (2014) Fire performance evaluation of different resins for potential application in fire resistant structural marine composites. Fire safety Science - Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium. IAFSS, pp. 769-780.

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Official URL: http:/dx.doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-769

Abstract

This work explores the possibility of reducing the flammability of unsaturated polyester (UP) resin, commonly used in marine composites, by co-blending with less combustible and char-forming resins such as phenol-formaldehyde, melamine-formaldehyde and furans. The compatibility and curing properties of UP, other resins and their blends in 50:50 wt-% ratios have been have been studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) techniques. Based on the successful establishment of curing conditions, plaques of resins have been cast and cured. Thermal stability has been studied by thermogravimetry (TGA), whereas the fire performance evaluation was carried out by limiting oxygen index (LOI) and cone calorimtery at 50kW/m2 heat flux. According to a fire risk assessment based on cone calorimetric data, the resole phenolic resins and their blends with UP achieved the highest fire safety rating.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper presented at the 11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science - Christchurch, New Zealand, 10-14th February 2014. The full text is available from http:/dx.doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-769
Uncontrolled Keywords: smoke, heat release rate, flammability, marine composites, thermoset resins
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 14:25
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 14:25
Identification Number: 10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-769
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1576

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