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dc.contributorBonvicini, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorAnaut Rufas, Celia
dc.description.abstractPassive Fire Protection (PFP) is used to protect industrial equipment against accidental fires, delaying the temperature rise and the loss of mechanical properties of the structural materials. If properly applied, this may prevent failures, losses of containment and accident escalation phenomena. In this way the adoption of FPF represents an important safety measure to prevent "serious danger to human health and/or the environment" as required by the Seveso Directives for major hazard installations. Some PFP materials (e.g. epoxy intumescent coatings) may undergo significant degradation during fire exposure, accompained by devolatilization and variation of their physical properties. Modelling the performance of PFP materials would require a through investigation of the degradation behaviour. In the present work, the degradation of commercial PFP materials exposed to high temperatures will be analyzed using Thermo-Gravimetric (TG) techniques. The significant decomposition steps will be identified and apparent kinetic models will be developed for the description of the weight loss behaviour.
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
dc.publisherUniversità di Bologna
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria dels materials::Assaig de materials::Assaigs mecànics
dc.subject.lcshMaterials at high temperatures
dc.subject.lcshFire resistant materials
dc.subject.lcshMaterials -- Mechanical properties
dc.titleCharacterization of the degradation behaviour of Passive Fire Protector materials
dc.typeMaster thesis (pre-Bologna period)
dc.subject.lemacMaterials a altes temperatures
dc.subject.lemacMaterials resistents al foc
dc.subject.lemacMaterials -- Propietats mecàniques
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.audience.educationlevelEstudis de primer/segon cicle
dc.audience.mediatorEscola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
dc.audience.degreeENGINYERIA INDUSTRIAL (Pla 1994)

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