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Bio-resin for new bio-composite passive fire protection for off-shore application

Lookup NU author(s): Pietro Di Modica, Professor Geoff Gibson, Dr George Kotsikos


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A small propane burner was used to compare fire protection performance of a newly developed furan resin in the Fire-Resist project grant agreement No. 246037. The bio composite, developed by TFC, is a thermoset resin based on polyfurfuryl alcohol (PFA) mixed with glass microspheres to make a light material with low thermal conductivity in order to make an effective, lightweight, green Passive Fire Protection (PFP) for off-shore applications. A comparison with a glass sphere-phenolic composite and simple Kaowool was made showing that the bio composite performs as good as the phenolic based PFP.

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Author(s): Di Modica P, Gibson AG, Kotsikos G, Hoydonckx H

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM20

Year of Conference: 2015

Acceptance date: 22/05/2015