Evaluations on heat resistance of curtains with water film in a fire

Wei Chieh Hu, Samsu Dlukha Nurcholik, Shin Ku Lee, Ta Hui Lin

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Abstract

Fire tests of fireproof and non-fireproof curtains were conducted to investigate the cooling performance of the proposed water film system. The experimental results showed that although commercial fireproof curtains without a water film system had good flame resistance, they had limited heat resistance. The maximum temperature on the unexposed surface of the tested commercial fireproof curtains without a water film system reached 693 °C, and the curtains failed in 30 min. In the cases of curtains with a water film system, the temperature of the unexposed surface was able to remain below 45 °C for the fireproof curtain and 55 °C for the non-fireproof curtain. The integrity of both curtains was conserved for the entire 60-min test duration. Using the proposed water film system, the heat resistance and fire integrity of curtains were greatly improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-622
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,Series A/Chung-kuo Kung Ch'eng Hsuch K'an
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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