Analysis and design of fire resistance cloth in fire works industries


Gurusamy Pandian P., Ashifa K.

2020 International Conference on Future Generation Functional Materials and Research, ICFMR 2020, Andhra Pradesh, India, 12 - 14 March 2020, vol.33, pp.1032-1037 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 33
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.07.053
  • City: Andhra Pradesh
  • Country: India
  • Page Numbers: pp.1032-1037
  • Keywords: Flame Retardants, Fluid Carrying lines, Intumescing properties, Resilient foam
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.Fire resistance cloth is a textile with high tensile strength and high resistance to heat, flame, chemicals, and weather that can be used in glass works foundries, chemical works, welding shops, plastic moulding shops, etc. They are made of the materials like Acrylic, Polyester and Nylon. Fire-resistant fabrics can resist ignition at high temperatures than natural fibers. The fabric is coated with fire retardant material that stiffens the fabric. Or the fabric can be treated with chemicals. Fireproof for a cloth is possible by making it less prone to catching and sustaining fire by using chemical mixtures by application of a 'flame retardant'. Fire Proof with respect to materials and parts used to confine fire in a designated fir zone, means the capacity to withstand at least as well as steel in dimensions appropriate for the purpose for which they are used, the heat produced when there is a severe fire of extended duration in that zone. It respect to other materials and parts means the capacity to withstand the heat associated with fire at least as well as steel in dimension appropriate for the purpose for which they are used. Fire Resistant with respect to sheet or structure members means the capacity to withstand the heat associated with fire at least as well as aluminium alloy in dimensions appropriate for the purpose for which they are used and with respect to fluid- carrying lines, fluid system parts, wiring, air ducts, fittings and power plant controls means the capacity to perform the intended functions under the heat and other condition likely to occur when there is a fire at the place concerns. This report presents the results of a review aimed at identifying test methods for protective clothing for first responders, as well as identifying areas in which further research is required. It is intended to identify gaps and limitations in evaluation technology and to provide information on test methods research that can guide the development of new first responder protective ensembles.