Accession Number : ADA184990

Title :   Corrosion of Metals Exposed to Combustion Products Generated during Shipboard Fires.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Powell, E A ; Zinn, B T

PDF Url : ADA184990

Report Date : Mar 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : A study was conducted to assess the post-fire corrosion hazard of the materials used in power and communications cables aboard ships to a number of metals used in shipboard structures and systems. Small metal specimens were exposed to the combustion products generated in full scale cable fire tests conducted at the U. S. Coast Guard Fire and Safety Test Detachment facility in Mobile, Alabama. Metal coupons were installed in the fire test compartment aboard an instrumented ship for three tests. In the first tests (W-11), the fuel or source material was a mixture of two proposed new cables, MIL-C-24640 and MIL-C-24643. The other two tests involved a currently used cable, MIL-C-915E, Amendment 2. In the first of the MIL-C-915E tests (W-13), the cables failed to ignite and the metal specimens were exposed to the combustion products of smoldering or nonflaming combustion.

Descriptors :   *STEEL, *NICKEL ALLOYS, *COPPER ALLOYS, *CORROSION, *SHIP FIRES, PROTECTIVE COATINGS, FIRE HAZARDS, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, TRANSMISSION LINES, SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, SMOKE, STAINLESS STEEL, HUMIDITY, STORAGE, COPPER COMPOUNDS, ZINC COMPOUNDS, SALTS, MASS, CORROSION RESISTANCE, FIRE RESISTANCE, BRASS

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE