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an effective and practical fire-protection systemA high-performance sandwich-type fire protection system comprising a steel outer sheath and insulation combined in various configurations is described. An inherent advantage of the sheath system over coatings is that it eliminates problems of weatherability, materials strength, adhesion, and chemical attack. An experimental comparison between the protection performance of state-of-the-art coatings and the sheath system is presented, with emphasis on the protection of certain types of steel tanks for fuel storage and transport. Sheath systems are thought to be more expensive than coatings in initial implementation, although they are less expensive per year for sufficiently long applications.
Document ID
19760032462
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Mansfield, J. A.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Riccitiello, S. R.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Fewell, L. L.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Fire and Flammability
Volume: 6
Subject Category
RESEARCH AND SUPPORT FACILITIES (AIR)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other