Concrete is generally thought of as being an excellent fireproofing material. With the evolution of high-strength concretes (HSC), questions have arisen as to whether these types of concrete, with significantly reduced porosity, can still be effective as a fireproofing material. Because of concerns about the use of HSC in facilities for the production of oil and gas where hydrocarbon fires are not uncommon, a joint industry/government multiphase research program was initiated to examine the effects of hydrocarbon fires on HSC. This article examines the residual strength determinations for 3 different types of HSC used in oil and gas facilities: normal density concrete, lightweight concrete, and an intermediate density concrete called modified normal density concrete. Materials used, preparation and casting of test specimens, testing and results, and conclusions are discussed.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 41-47
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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  • Accession Number: 00792612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 17 2000 12:00AM