An experimental setup was proposed for evaluating the thermal shielding efficiency of intumescent coatings. In particular, a cone calorimeter as heater source was coupled with a thermocouple as detector of the temperature of steel plates coated with intumescent coatings. According to ENV 13381-4 test procedure, the heating curves of the setup was measured by plate thermocouple and compared with ISO 834 standard curve. Meanwhile, the comparison was also made between temperature profiles of blank steel plates at different heat fluxes and unprotected steel elements under ISO fire. The possible correlation between bench scale and large scale test was hence discussed. Several factors (heat flux, distance to cone heater, coating thickness, sample size, edge effect and heat insulator) were deeply investigated and discussed: significant relationships between these parameters and the thermal protective properties of the intumescent coating were evidenced; furthermore a fully developed intumescent char could be obtained by controlling the aforementioned parameters. As a conclusion, the proposed bench-scale test was found to be comparable to the large scale test only in the early heating stages.
Testing Fire Protective Properties of Intumescent Coatings by in-lineTemperature measurements on a Cone Calorimeter / Han Z.; Fina A.; Malucelli G.; Camino G.. - In: PROGRESS IN ORGANIC COATINGS. - ISSN 0300-9440. - STAMPA. - 69:4(2010), pp. 475-480.
|Titolo:||Testing Fire Protective Properties of Intumescent Coatings by in-lineTemperature measurements on a Cone Calorimeter|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2010.09.001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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