The aim of this article is to provide a general understanding of the action of intumescent fireproofing. The major factors important to the development of intumescence are identified and discussed, i.e. protective coatings and chemical reactions of intumescent systems; the effect of fire on materials of construction; the physical characteristics of the char layer.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Insulation, 27 <1983>, p. 28 <Feb.> (3 pp., 2 ref., 3 graphs)
  • Authors:
    • Woods, P H
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM