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Effects of Fiber Reinforcement in Intumescent Formulations for Char Strengthening

Ngatini, Maini Rizal (2008) Effects of Fiber Reinforcement in Intumescent Formulations for Char Strengthening. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Fire retardant coating is used to protect structural materials against fire. It is simple and proficient passive fireproofing materials because it is designed to decrease heat transfer from a fire to the structure being protected. In this research, two formulations were prepared and tested for fire resistant properties. Glass fiber was added to the formulations to increase the strength of resulting char. All of the ingredients were mixed using high shear mixer. Once ready, the mixtures were applied on top of a metal substrate and cured in an oven. Thicknesses of the steel substrates plus the coating were recorded before and after fire testing. The samples were exposed to fire using Bunsen burner to a temperature up to 4000C. The temperatures of metal substrates were recorded at different time interval for about ten minutes. The results showed that metal substrates were protected by the char produced. For sample A, the thickness of the coating increases about 20% while sample B shows about 40% increase. Both samples (A and B) showed good intumescent behaviour. Based on the observation, sample B showed better result followed by sample A. In the case of fiber reinforcement, intumescent behaviour also recorded. The data showed that strength of the char increases in term of thermal conductivity where substrate's temperatures recorded were lower compare to sample without fiber reinforcement. Microscopic studied of the samples after exposing to fire showed irregular micro-pores were well distributed in the char. The fiber did not degrade during exposure to the fire.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Materials - Engineering materials - Composites material - Natural composites
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2013 11:07
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:44
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/9984

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