Fire Performance Evaluation of Different Resins for Potential Application in Fire Resistant Structural Marine Composites

B. S. Kandola, Latha Krishnan

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages769-780
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science - University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Duration: 10 Feb 201414 Feb 2014

    Conference

    Conference11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
    Abbreviated titleIAFSS14
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityChristchurch
    Period10/02/1414/02/14

    Bibliographical note

    The full text is available from http:/dx.doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-769

    Keywords

    • smoke
    • heat release rate
    • flammability
    • marine composites
    • thermoset resins

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    Kandola, B. S., & Krishnan, L. (2014). Fire Performance Evaluation of Different Resins for Potential Application in Fire Resistant Structural Marine Composites. 769-780. Paper presented at 11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Christchurch, New Zealand. https://doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-769